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WHAT: California: The Offshore Wind Industry's Next Frontier
DATE: Thursday, January 16, 2020
TIME: 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
PRICE: $195 National SEIA/SEPA Members | $295 Non-members

California is well-positioned to break out as the next investment hot spot for America's booming offshore wind industry, which is taking off with more than 26 gigawatts (GW) in commitments by East Coast states and $70 billion in supply chain spending by 2030. The Department of the Interior’s progress towards wind energy area identification, an ambitious state renewable energy goal, and advancements in floating offshore wind foundations, which will drive down the costs of this new technology, make California ripe for success in this emerging industry. Additionally, the complementary nature of offshore wind and solar energy make this pre-conference workshop relevant for all attendees of the Solar, Storage & Smart Energy Conference. The workshop will provide a status update of offshore wind development off the coast of the Golden State, with a deep dive into floating wind technologies, federal siting and permitting issues, state regulatory considerations, environmental factors, cost, and stakeholder engagement efforts.


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WHAT: PV + Storage in a PSPS World - AC and DC Coupled Designs
DATE: Friday, January 17, 2020
TIME: 8:00 pm - 12:00 pm
PRICE: $195 National SEIA/SEPA Members | $295 Non-members

With Public Safety Power Shutdowns (PSPS) becoming common in California, this half-day class will focus on the various ways to combine grid-direct PV systems with energy storage. Whether retrofitting an old system or installing everything at once, designers and system integrators must understand the possibilities and be knowledgeable of the differences between AC and DC coupled PV. We will discuss equipment required and multimode functions, as well as look at several design examples. We will also explore different battery types, including various lithium-ion technologies, looking at the benefits and preferred applications of each. In addition, we will show how energy storage can benefit the end-user as net-metering policies shift and utilities move towards time-of-use rates and demand charges. This class will be based on residential-scale PV systems with energy storage.

NABCEP Advanced Educational Hours for the Certification Exam (4)