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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.
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.
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You will also get to look through a ripple in space-time at glance of the 2023 NEC.
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.
This engaging and interactive workshop brought participants up to speed on the mega-trends driving the solar and energy storage market growth in the US. Topics included: the rapid growth and market impacts of wind and solar, the role of low-priced natural gas in setting prices, the challenge for new and existing generations, high level global trends and why the stage is set for the dramatic growth of storage. This workshop provided attendees with a solid understanding of power market dynamics and the challenges of renewables integration. It offered actionable insights to private and public-sector leaders in business development, finance, marketing, or policy roles, in addition to offering the “big picture” to those new to solar and storage industries.
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.
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.
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.