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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.
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.
The changing energy landscape and proliferation of new technologies on the grid is creating new challenges to traditional processes of interconnecting resources to the distribution and transmission grid. Regulatory challenges and changing requirements at the state and federal level, shifting needs for technical and engineering assessments, and differing motivations influencing the actors in the interconnection queue all add to the complexity of the interconnection process.
This workshop will focus on the how the interconnection process is changing in the clean energy era, evaluating tips and best practices for interconnecting solar, storage and hybrid projects. It will review the perspective of the different actors in the interconnection process – utilities, developers, regulators – and analyze case studies across the country of how different entities are evolving their interconnection processes.