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Exhibitors have the opportunity to provide technical training to a targeted audience. Limited spaces are available.

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Exhibitor Technical Training

Making Solar More Accessible Through Innovation

Join SolarRoofHook to learn about insights into reducing costs of solar installation with the QuickBolt and innovative Roof Hooks, derived from 30 years of experience in the woodworking industry. Attend this session to learn: Why SolarRoofHook believes innovation is the key to making installation easier; how innovative screw designs make solar installation easier; and what innovations have been made in order to make the 100% waterproof Quickbolt, for installations on Asphalt Shingle.

Instructor: Russell Eisenman, Outside Sales, SolarRoofHook

NABCEP Advanced Educational Hours for the Certification Exam (1)

Session Duration: One (1) hour

russel-eisenman-solarroofhookAbout Russell Eisenman
Russell Eisenman is in outside sales for SolarRoofHook. In less than 5 years, Russell has become one of the company’s top salespeople. Starting out in marketing for Quickscrews, our parent company, Russell was able to take his knowledge of wood fasteners and apply it to our Solar Mounting technology. His drive to solve installers’ problems has been an important factor in SolarRoofHook’s ability to make solar more affordable. Good conversation starters with Russell are sports and traveling; he would love to converse with you about either of these topics.

Presented by: SolarRoofHook

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The new era of DER project development: modeling solar + storage projects, TOU rates & NEM 2.0 scenarios

The times are a changing. Analyzing and selling solar & energy storage projects is getting more complex. It requires taking a more holistic approach of the project, the customer and their unique load profile (contained in a Green Button Data interval meter data file).

In this technical training session, we will demonstrate how to accurately, objectively and transparently quantify the economics of DER projects using the Energy Toolbase platform. We will look at case studies of actual residential and commercial projects, and share tips and tricks that many sophisticated developers are using. This training will include:

  • How to optimize for system size & Time-of-use utility rate tariff selection
  • How to analyze NEM 2.0 scenarios & determine exported energy
  • How to model energy storage project savings (with or without PV)

Instructor: Adam Gerza, COO of Energy Toolbase

NABCEP Advanced Educational Hours for the Certification Exam (1)

Session Duration: One (1) hour

About Adam Gerza
Adam Gerza is the COO of Energy Toolbase, an industry leading software platform for modeling and proposing the economics of solar and energy storage projects. He has worked in the solar industry for over 8 years in project development & policy related roles.  Prior to solar, Adam traded natural gas commodity products for 5 years for a bank and later a hedge fund.  He was elected to the CALSEIA board in 2013.  Adam has worked on numerous rate design regulatory proceedings at the CPUC, as well as legislative energy bills in Sacramento.  He has a B.S. in finance from the University of Southern California.

Presented by: Energy Toolbase

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Commercial Three Phase Microinverter Solutions – Including Design for Communication

Understand the advantages of the Three-Phase microinverter in commercial markets. The seminar will emphasize the performance and versatility of the APsystems YC1000 three-phase microinverter, and designing systems for enhanced communication and monitoring freedom.

Instructor: John Doerr, Applications Engineer

NABCEP Advanced Educational Hours for the Certification Exam (2)

Session Duration: Two (2) hours

About John Doerr
John Doerr contributes over 30 years of experience in management with startups, manufacturing and customer support, as well as national and international consulting. His work includes development and contractor management of commercial, residential and multifamily projects. John provides the pre- and post-sales technical training and supports installer needs for application engineering and design.

Presented by: AP Systems

Top 10 Tips on Prevailing Wage Projects

The federal government and 29 states have prevailing wage requirements which may apply to solar installation. California even applies prevailing wage to power purchase agreements with public agencies. Arm yourself with the top 10 compliance tips. Presented by Deborah Wilder, President of Contractor Compliance and Monitoring Inc and the author of What Every Contractor Should Know about Prevailing Wages; AGC of America’s Davis Bacon Compliance Manual; and Davis Bacon Handbook for Public Agencies.

Presented by: Contractor Compliance and Monitoring, Inc.

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Education and Training

California Market Update

Find out the latest news about the largest solar market in the United States, California.

Presented by: Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA)

Center Fed Panels and Other Hot Topics

The 2014 NEC was modified in 2016 with more than one solar related TIAs (Tentative Interim Amendments). We can now apply the 120% rule to center-fed panels, 690.12 was modified and more. You will have questions, we will have the answers.

Instructors: Bill Brooks, Principal, Brooks Engineering and Sean White, IREC Certified Master Trainer; President, White House Solar; and Professor, Diablo Valley College

NABCEP Advanced Educational Hours for the Certification Exam (0.5)

Getting Grounded in Correct Grounding—the 2017 NEC

The definitions of grounded and ungrounded PV systems of the past were wrong. Learn what “functionally grounded” is in the NEC and how this will affect your design. Discover why fuse grounded systems should not have white wires and why transformerless inverters can be installed with USE-2 wire. Everything you thought you knew has been redefined.

Instructors: Bill Brooks, Principal, Brooks Engineering and Sean White, IREC Certified Master Trainer; President, White House Solar; and Professor, Diablo Valley College

NABCEP Advanced Educational Hours for the Certification Exam (0.5)

Rapid Shutdown in the 2017 NEC

Rapid shutdown requirements of NEC 690.12 have increased in fire safety and complexity. Bill Brooks wrote this section of the Code. Learn which parts of 690.12 are not required until 2019 and learn how to comply with all parts of 690.12. Sean White will assist Bill in getting the points across.

Instructors: Bill Brooks, Principal, Brooks Engineering and Sean White, IREC Certified Master Trainer; President, White House Solar; and Professor, Diablo Valley College

NABCEP Advanced Educational Hours for the Certification Exam (0.5)

What are PV Systems (and Disconnects) in the 2017 NEC

The 2017 NEC has redefined what a PV system is and what a PV system is not. Batteries are no longer part of the PV system and are part of an Energy Storage System. Learn where to draw the line and install the disconnect. Discover how this definition changes things.

Instructors: Bill Brooks, Principal, Brooks Engineering and Sean White, IREC Certified Master Trainer; President, White House Solar; and Professor, Diablo Valley College

NABCEP Advanced Educational Hours for the Certification Exam (0.5)