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Monday, February 6, 2023
10:30 am – 2:00 pm CST
Tuesday, February 7, 2023
10:30 am – 2:00 pm CST


Presented by:
Heather Gayle Holdridge

Agenda Day One: Monday, February 6, 2023
10:30 am – 2:00 pm CST (including a 30-min. break)

Energy Calculations
How to calculate building PV potential
Energy benchmarking
Free calculation tools and resources – PV Watts, CBECS, etc

Current Solar PV Economics
Cost of components
Lifecycle costs
Solar system incentives
Solar renewable energy certificates (RECs/SRECs)
Calculating payback

Reviewing New Materials and Components
Developments in panels and films
Developments in inverters and optimizers
Racking and mounting systems
Balance of system components

Developments in Solar Energy Storage
Battery storage technologies
Trends in modern battery storage
Battery use cases for distributed generation
Future of battery storage at utility scale


Agenda Day Two: Tuesday, February 7, 2023
10:30 am – 2:00 pm CST (including a 30-min. break)

Developments in Solar Energy Storage cont.
Battery storage technologies
Trends in modern battery storage
Battery use cases for distributed generation
Future of battery storage at utility scale

Developments in Codes and Regulations
International Building Code, International Residential Code
National Electrical Code
International Energy Conservation Code and Stretch Code
State and local regulations

Future of Solar Photovoltaic Energy Systems
Requiring solar systems on new projects and other policy improvements
Continuing improvement in materials and panels
Continuing improvement in storage
Developments in manufacturing, distribution and pricing


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Each webinar session earns continuing education credit and can be registered for individually. All attendees must log-on through their own email – attendees may not watch together if they wish to earn continuing education credit. HalfMoon Education Inc. must be able to prove attendance if either the attendee or HalfMoon Education Inc. is audited.

Certificates of completion can be downloaded in PDF form upon passing a short quiz. A link to the quiz will be sent to each qualifying attendee immediately after the webinar. The certificate can be downloaded from the Results page of the quiz upon scoring 80% or higher.

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Professional Engineers:
6.0 PDHs

6.0 HSW CE Hours

International Code Council:


Continuing Education Credit Information
This webinar is open to the public and is designed to qualify for 6.0 PDHs for professional engineers and 6.0 HSW continuing education hours for licensed architects in all states.

HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education sponsor for engineers in Florida (Provider No. 0004647), Indiana (License No. CE21700059), Maryland, New Jersey (Approval No. 24GP00000700) and North Carolina (S-0130). HalfMoon Education is deemed an approved continuing education sponsor for New York engineers and architects via its registration with the American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System (Regulations of the Commissioner §68.14(i)(2) and §69.6(i)(2)). Other states do not preapprove continuing education providers or courses.

The American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System has approved this course for 6.0 LU|HSW (Sponsor No. J885). Only full participation is reportable to the AIA/CES.

The International Code Council has approved HalfMoon Education as a Preferred Provider of continuing education (No. 1232). Course approval is pending in the specialty area of Energy.

Attendance will be monitored, and attendance certificates will be available after the webinar for those who attend the entire course and score a minimum 80% on the quiz that follows the course (multiple attempts allowed).


Heather Holdridge

Heather Gayle Holdridge, leveraging her background in mechanical engineering, Heather directs all Lake|Flato teams in establishing sustainability goals. She devises strategies and systems to realize those goals under programs such as LEED, the 2030 Challenge, and the Living Building Challenge. Heather works closely with teams to evaluate passive systems and performs energy modeling throughout the design process. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from The University of Texas at Austin and a Master of Business Administration degree from The University of Texas at San Antonio. 


AIA Info

AIA Provider Statement:

HalfMoon Education Inc. is a registered provider of AIA-approved continuing education under Provider Number J885. All registered AIA/CES Providers must comply with the AIA Standards for Continuing Education Programs. Any questions or concerns about this provider of learning program may be sent to AIA/CES ( or (800) AIA 3837, Option 3).

This learning program is registered with AIA/CES for continuing professional education. As such, it does not include content that may be deemed or construed to be an approval or endorsement by the AIA of any material of construction or any method or manner of handling, using, distributing, or dealing in any material or product.

AIA continuing education credit has been reviewed and approved by AIA/CES. Learners must complete the entire learning program to receive continuing education credit. AIA continuing education Learning Units earned upon completion of this course will be reported to AIA/CES for AIA members. Certificates of Completion for both AIA members and non-AIA members are available upon request.

Course Title: Solar Photovoltaic Energy Systems 2023: New Developments for Residential and Small Commercial Systems

Delivery Method: Live Online

Course Description: This 6-hour course examines the new developments of residential and small commercial solar photovoltaic (PV) energy systems, including solar PV calculations and economics, new materials and components, developments in solar energy storage, changes in codes and regulations, and the future of solar PV energy systems.

Learning Objectives:

Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to perform energy calculations, including PV potential, by utilizing calculation tools and resources to analyze the economics (cost, lifecycle, incentives, etc.) of solar PV.

Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to review new materials and components related to solar PV energy systems for residential and small commercial properties, including panels, films, inverters, optimizers, mounting systems, software, etc.

Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to discuss the new developments in solar energy storage, including battery technologies, potential, distribution, and scaling.

Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to review new developments in codes and regulation related to solar PV energy systems, including those of the International Building Code, International Residential Code, National Electrical Code, International Energy Conservation Codes and Stretch Codes.

Learning Objective 5:
Learners will be able to consider the future of solar PV energy systems such as requirements on new projects, continuing improvement in materials, panels, and storage, and developments in manufacturing, distribution and pricing.

LUs: 6.0                                                                                              LU Type: LU|HSWs.

Prerequisites: Familiarity renewable energy systems

Advance Preparation: None

Program Level: Intermediate

Course Expiration Date: 12/14/2025

Complaint Resolution Policy:

Complaints regarding this course can be emailed to or by calling (715) 835-5900. A HalfMoon Education representative will respond within 72 hours to resolve the complaint, which will include, but not limited to, access to another CE activity at no or reduced cost or a full or partial refund. Each instance will be resolved on a case-by-case situation.

Streamable MP4/PDF Price: $329.00


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