This presentation will provide a broad overview of NABCEP’s Board Certification programs, how they are developed, and the value that they provide. NABCEP staff will discuss how its Board Certifications serve as an important indicator to customers, employers, and stakeholders that a renewable energy professional is qualified, competent, and has met rigorous requirements.
Stick around after the PACE Wisconsin presentation to meet business owners, solar contractors, and lenders that are developing solar projects in Wisconsin. Refreshments provided.
This workshop will provide an overview of batteries and energy storage equipment. Articles 480 and 706 will be discussed, including how they differ and how they are applied. This will also cover the importance of UL1741, UL1731 SA and the value of solar storage.
Learn about the 2017 code, how to apply it, and review common code compliant equipment. This workshop will cover the code changes (since 2011) in sections 690.11 Arc Fault and 690.12. Use diagrams, schematics, and one-line diagrams to compare equipment and hardware currently used, including for rapid shutdown. This class will help you prepare you […]
Learn to grow your business with PACE Wisconsin! PACE Wisconsin is an innovative program that provides commercial property owners low-cost financing to complete substantial energy improvement projects. This means new business opportunities for you, the contractor! Contractors and engineers that specialize in energy efficiency upgrades, water conservation projects, or renewable energy systems can leverage the […]
Solar and storage codes, standards, permitting, and inspections have grown increasingly complex in recent years. Learn how contractors can cut through the complexity to streamline these soft costs
This workshop presents an innovative, off-grid solar power system design tool which allows the homeowner, installer, contractor, or builder to design a solar power system to meet specified power needs under real-world operating conditions. The baseline tool will be debuted at The Energy Fair and is available online for free.
Outback takes the difficulty out of adding batteries to grid-tied solar with SkyBox. The SkyBox platform streamlines the installation process and allows home-owners to take charge of their solar.
Outback Power has recently launched several new products, including a 100A/300V charge controller, a new pure lead carbon battery, and a commercial grid-tied string inverter.
This workshop will focus on selection and setup of lead acid battery-based systems, troubleshooting. as well as ongoing maintenance.
An introduction to Morningstar’s new inverter-charger including installation, setup, and operating modes for off-grid and UPS/ backup. Learn how to integrate with solar controllers, grid power and generator auto-start.
This presentation will provide a technical overview of the residential applications of the sonnen Batterie Eco, including the sonnenCommunity and Virtual Power Plant.
This workshop will explore some of the new applications and technologies to help the audience understand the diversity of today’s market while focusing on the traditional off grid use case.
This workshop will include a review Panasonic HIT’s beautiful/bountiful/bankable differentialsas well as an overview of the requirements and benefits of Panasonic’s Authorized Installer Program.
Have you been considering a solar electric installation for your business? This presentation will outline the feasibility, cost factors, and financial considerations involved in a solar investment. We will also discuss low-cost financing options available for Wisconsin businesses to modernize facilities and reduce energy bills.
The microgrid is the buzzword of the renewable energy industry today. But just how can pv installation companies move into this exciting, emerging segment? In this discussion, Wes covers definitions, historical context and current and future applications. Also learn the fundamental design strategies central to microgrids large and small. Wes concludes with control methodologies that […]
Options for storing solar or wood fired thermal energy, think water flywheel! Piping, control, and tank options will be discussed.
Learn how easy it can be to optimize your next PV project with SolarEdge’s StorEdge DC coupled storage solution. Learn how the StorEdge system can automatically provide homeowners with backup power in case of grid interruption, and allow home owners to maximize self-consumption for maximum energy independence.
Battery-Based PV System Design (MREA Course PV 230.02) (4 hour, 9:00 a.m. start, registration required, $120 Non-Members, $100 Members)
PRE-REQUISITE: PV 101 or Equivalent. This four-hour course will cover battery-based PV system components, from modules and array configurations to batteries, charge controllers, and inverters. Participants will review design principles for sizing battery-based PV systems, beginning with a thorough analysis of daily loads. Based on those load requirements, choices for system voltage and amp-hour capacity of […]
This informative session will introduce the Pika Energy Island, a powerful and simple solar + storage solution. This session will demonstrate the benefits of adding storage to your product line and show you why Pika’s system is the best option for residential solar installations with more power, better efficiencies, and more capacity than any other […]
Energy storage is the key to obtaining the full benefits of renewable energy sources. Commercial energy clients stand to profit significantly by the strategic employment of solar + storage systems by obtaining the greatest “stack” of services that energy storage systems (ESS) can provide. Utilities can access huge benefits from the deployment of and access […]
Energy storage for utility and commercial/industrial scale entities has existed for quite some time. Start off your Solar+Storage Track with this introduction to the history of large scale energy storage. The workshop will review the storage methods used to date with an emphasis toward the storage technology that is currently being deployed and represents 96% […]
In this general introduction to SAM, we will discuss the full range of the model’s capabilities from modeling residential rooftop solar electric systems to utility-scale wind and concentrating solar power tower projects. The session will consist of a presentation followed by a short software demonstration. SAM is free software for techno-economic modeling of renewable energy […]