The National Electrical Code for Photovoltaic (PV) Power Systems
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Friday, February 19, 2021
1:00 – 3:00 pm CST
Presented by Jeff Gilbert
Changes to the new 2020 code for Photovoltaic (PV)
Design considerations for code compliance
What to expect from PV system inspections?
Lessons learned from failed inspections (real examples)
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Jeff GilbertOwner, President of Azimuth Solar LLC
Mr. Gilbert brings over 28 years of experience in the renewable energy industry and holds a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering. He is president of Azimuth Solar where he provides solar energy consulting, training and inspection services within the solar energy and real estate industries. From 2013 to 2016 he served as director of operations and maintenance (O&M) for Vigilant Energy Management, overseeing a portfolio of over 100 commercial PV systems. In 2000 Mr. Gilbert co-founded Chesapeake Solar, a leading mid-Atlantic solar energy company. In 2008 his company was listed on Inc. Magazine’s 500 fastest-growing small companies, and later that same year the company was acquired by groSolar, one of the nation’s leading solar energy companies at the time. He served on the board of directors for the local chapter of the Solar Energy Industries Association (MDV-SEIA) and was chair of the Potomac Region Solar Energy Association (PRSEA) for four years starting in 1998. Mr. Gilbert has been certified by the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) for both thermal and photovoltaic systems.
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Course Title: The National Electrical Code for Photovoltaic (PV) Power Systems
Delivery Method: Live Online
Course Description: This course examines National Electrical Code provisions regarding the installation of solar photovoltaic power systems, including those new to the 2020 NEC.
Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to reference and comply with new 2020 NEC changes for photovoltaic (PV) systems.
Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to describe necessary design changes that will be required to comply with the 2020 NEC PV changes.
Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to explain what can be expected from PV system electrical inspeactions to be in compliance.
Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to review and identify what went wrong and what needs to be corrected from failed inspections.
LUs: 2.0 LU Type: LU|HSWs.
Prerequisites: Familiarity with electrical systems and photovoltaic systems
Advance Preparation: None
Program Level: Intermediate
Course Expiration Date:12/18/2023
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