FEBRUARY 14-16, 2023 | Long Beach, CA   Get Updates


Two events with one conference, exhibit hall, and can’t-miss experience! View pass options and get pricing information.


Get hands-on technical training at #isnaesna22. Join industry-leading experts and organizations on Wednesday, January 12 for actionable and interactive workshops. Please note additional registration is required.

NABCEP Technical Training

9:00 AM to 4:00 PM | Presented by NABCEP

The Installer-Contractor Continuing Ed Technical Workshops provide an in-depth look at 4 different renewable energy products. NABCEP Board Certified Professionals will advance their professional development and earn CEUs pre-approved to meet NABCEP recertification* requirements.

This workshop will cover Battery-Based System Sizing to Structural Solutions for Solar on Flat Roofs, Large Scale Commercial Design, and Rapid Shutdown and Financial Modeling. A total of 6 advanced-level CEUs are available.

*CEUs are also accepted for NABCEP PVIP Exam Applications as explained in the NABCEP Certification Handbook.

 Avoiding Mistakes with Energy Storage

9:00am – 10:30am

Mistakes with battery sizing and misapplication can prove costly. Two case studies illustrate how to use free tools for battery sizing and post installation performance.

Presented by: Mark Mays, Outback Power

Remote Inspection Technology, Presented by Institute for Building Technology and Safety (IBTS)

10:45am – 12:15pm

Exposure, scheduling delays, onsite access, all lead to increased timelines and associated soft costs. Using remote inspection software can reduce these soft costs and increase overall installation quality, project efficiency, and improve project management allowing for a more accurate and uniform oversight process. Join industry leader in PV inspection, Rudy Saporite from IBTS, in demonstrating the FIT-QM remote inspection software. In this ses¬sion you will learn about the features of the new FIT-QM software including; creating projects and custom forms, requesting inspection from AHJ or third-party overseer, inputting photos and project information, and completing reports and responding to corrective action requests. Interested parties will be encouraged to participate in free software pilot and have the opportunity to use the software after the course.

Presented by: Rudy Saporite, Institute for Building Technology and Safety (IBTS)

Energy Storage – LFP & Traditional Deep Cycle Battery Selection, Sizing, Installation & Programming

1:00pm – 2:30pm

This intermediate training session will focus on proper selection and sizing of battery banks for off-grid & grid-connected systems. Integration and proper setup of Rolls LFP lithium models in new and existing systems, including charge programming adjustments, as well as installation, inspection and programming of charging set points for systems using traditional deep cycle models will be covered in detail. 

Presented by: Steve Higgins, Rolls Battery Engineering

PV Mounting with Roof Tech’s Self-Flashing AlphaSeal Technology

2:45pm – 4:15pm

A review of Roof Tech’s legacy on mounting solutions for PV since 1994, best practices and code review including Flashing, ASCE 7-10 versus ASCE 7-16, fastener versus lag bolt roof connections. Field applications on low and steep slope roofs.

Presented by: Milton Nogueira and Mike Dunlap, Roof Tech Inc.

Energy Storage, PV and the NEC

9:00 AM to 4:00 PM | Presented by Sean White, White House Solar and Bill Brooks, Brooks Engineering

Join NEC experts and earn 6 NABCEP credits for a technical, full day workshop where you can brush up on your energy storage, PV, electric vehicle interconnection, and NEC knowledge for customer sited and utility scale system design and engineering. At the end of the session, you will understand how to connect 2 bidirectional (or not) EVs, 20kWh of Energy Storage Systems and 15kW of PV to a 100A service load-side connection using 705.13.

The workshop will cover:

  • NEC Article 625 EV Power Transfer System to grid, EV to home stand-alone power.
  • NEC Article 706 Energy Storage Systems.
  • NEC Article 480 Storage Batteries and why not to use 480.
  • NEC Article 705 Interconnected Power Production Systems with special emphasis on 705.13 Power Control Systems and big changes in 705.11 -Supply-Side Source Connections

You will also get to look through a ripple in space-time at glance of the 2023 NEC.

*NABCEP Certified* Operations and Maintenance (O&M) for PV Systems

9:00 AM to 4:00 PM | Presented by SEI

As more and more PV systems come online and those installed continue to age, the operations and maintenance (O&M) field is rapidly growing. This course is geared towards training PV technicians to safely and effectively perform O&M tasks, including inspections and preventive maintenance, performance analysis, and troubleshooting. Likewise, those managing fleet operations and system data will find this course informative. Participants will become familiar with a range of advanced analytical tools, meters, and techniques – such as I-V curve tracers, infrared cameras, and insulation resistance testers. Content is applicable to all sizes of grid-direct PV systems.

This training is approved for 5.5 NABCEP CEU hours.

NFPA 855, and Fire Codes for ESS

9:00 AM to 12:00 PM | Presented by: Justine Sanchez, Solar-Plus-Storage Program Director, Mayfield Renewables

This three-hour course covers the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 855 and UL9540 standards as they relate to ESS design and installation considerations, as well as their intersection with the International Residential Code (IRC), Fire Code (IFC) and NFPA 1 Fire Code.

  1. Overview of applicable fire codes
  2. Why fire codes matter
  3. ESS fire codes evolution over time (1997-2021)
  4. Fire code cycles across the U.S.
  5. Fire code requirements for ESS by cycle (IRC, IFC, NFPA 1)
  6. NFPA 855 requirements for ESS (residential and commercial)
  7. ESS fire codes for California
  8. UL 9540 listing and UL 9540A testing
  9. Summary and wrap-up

This training is approved for 2 NABCEP CEU hours.

Long Duration Energy Storage (LDES): Due Diligence for Grid Planning & Product Development

9:00 AM to 12:00 PM | Presented by: Erin Childs, Maria Roumpani, and Matt McDonnell (Strategen), Sarah Busch (California Energy Storage Alliance) and Gabe Murtaugh (CAISO)

The electric grid is undergoing a historic transformation with increasing decarbonization goals prompting high penetrations of renewable energy, retirement of traditional fossil fuel assets, and support for wide-spread electrification.   As this transition continues, energy experts are increasingly acknowledging an urgent need for Long Duration Energy Storage (LDES) assets for grid stability, reliability, and flexibility to optimally operate and manage renewable energy resources and other dynamics resulting from the changing grid.

This workshop will review LDES definitions and technology types and explore the case for LDES in grid decarbonizations scenarios. Our speakers will evaluate tangible case studies and real-world applications, discussing how various jurisdictions are integrating LDES into resource planning from both a policy and technical perspective.  Speakers will also discuss a landmark LDES study modeled for the California grid by the California Energy Storage Alliance (CESA), which indicates the need for 2 – 11 GW of operational LDES capacity by 2030 to meet or exceed existing carbon policy goals.

Think Beyond the Grid! How Green Hydrogen Will Open Vast New Market Opportunities for Solar: Fundamentals, Applications & the Evolution of Green Hydrogen Hubs

1:00 PM to 4:00 PM | Presented by: Janice Lin, President & Founder, Green Hydrogen Coalition

Green hydrogen is a promising and exciting area in the clean energy world and represents a major growth opportunity for solar energy deployment. Green hydrogen, a gas that can be made simply from water and solar energy, is already starting to transform fossil-fuel powered economies into economies fueled by the sun. In this workshop, join experts who will explain green hydrogen basics, use cases, and developments in the United States and globally, and identify market opportunities for solar developers to be aware of as the green hydrogen economy unfolds.

Attendees will learn why green hydrogen is a game changer, how it can be used for multi day and seasonal energy storage and review how the unique qualities of this resource can accelerate multisectoral decarbonization. The workshop will also address how utility scale solar development can drive production of green hydrogen at-scale, and also review a case study of HyDeal Los Angeles— North America’s first green hydrogen hub.

State of the Evolving Market for Storage & Hybrid Projects

1:00 PM to 4:00 PM | Presented by: Mike Berlinski, Tony Abate, John Fernandes, and Joel Berger, Customized Energy Solutions

Although we are still in the early days of our energy transition, the landscape of energy storage and hybrid (solar + storage) projects is rapidly evolving and is already changing longstanding dynamics in the energy industry – influencing everything from the role of consumers on the grid, resource planning, grid operations, and more. This workshop will focus on understanding the current dynamics and status of the storage and hybrid project marketplace, highlighting important trends to pay attention to, and projections for where the market is going.

The workshop will unpack recent and current market trends of declining costs, advancing technology, and review case studies across the country of the increasing variety of project deployments and applications on both the distribution and transmission grid. Attendees will review key regulatory and legal developments at both the state and federal level, and assess holistic due diligence items when it comes to evaluating energy storage and hybrid project value streams.

The workshop will also address how states are approaching storage in conjunction with renewables, looking at the value proposition and applications for hybrid vs. standalone storage projects, and reviewing case studies involving stand-alone storage, dual-use/multiple-use applications, and hybrid resources. Overall, attendees will come away with key insights into the market opportunities for energy storage resources, and existing opportunities at the federal, regional (RTO/ISO) and state level.

Check back as more workshops will be added soon. Don’t forget: Workshops are not included in the #isnaesna22 conference program. Additional registration is required.

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