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  • September 30
  • 1:00 - 2:30 pm EST

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Solar Photovoltaics: How Do You Get This Stuff on Your Roof Anyway?

September 30

Understand the various stages of designing and constructing a solar array for your projects and their importance to having a successful project.

Representatives of an engineer-led design/build construction firm will provide conceptual insight on how to size, select, install, and maintain solar projects. Based on lessons learned from actual project work experience and industry knowledge, they will share information on designing and constructing the main components for solar thermal and photovoltaic systems, including key elements such as roofing, shading, and financing constraints, and they will review system costs and cost ranges typically found between utility scale and smaller scale projects.

Learning Objectives

  • You will be able to define the main components for both types of solar arrays (thermal and photovoltaic systems).
  • You will be able to describe the key design and construction elements that need to be addressed (such as roofing, shading, and financing constraints).
  • You will be able to explain the cost of system components and overall system costs and the ranges typically found between utility scale and smaller scale projects.
  • You will be able to identify the various stages of designing and constructing a solar array for your projects and their importance to having a successful project.

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Agenda

Introduction
Project Development/Design
  • Determine Thermal or Electric (PV)
  • Energy (Load) Reduction Assessment (to Minimize PV Array)
  • Software and Sizing (PV Watts/Homer/etc.)
Equipment Selection
  • Panels – Types/Efficiencies (Thermal/PV: Bifacial, Thin Film, Monocrystalline)
  • Inverters – System Configuration/Resiliency
  • Batteries – Type/Resiliency/Cost/Value
  • Racking (Roof/Pedestal (Parking Lot)/Ground/Vertical-Building Mount)
Financing
  • Typical System Costs
  • Alternative Financing Methods (PACE/PPA/VPPA/Community Solar)
Construction
  • Creating the Team – Vetting Qualifications
  • Roles and Responsibilities
  • Constructability Constraints
Commissioning and Ongoing Commissioning
  • What Are the Differences
  • When to Deploy (Lessons Learned)
  • Commissioning Tools
Summary
Questions
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Credits

OnDemand Course

This course was last revised on October 28, 2011.

Call 1-866-352-9540 for further credit information.

No Credit Available

This program does NOT qualify, nor meet the National Standard for NASBA accreditation.

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This program does NOT qualify, nor meet the National Standard for NASBA accreditation.

Who should attend?

This live webinar is designed for engineers, architects, contractors, subcontractors, presidents, vice presidents, developers, design professionals, building officials, property owners and managers, and attorneys.

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Faculty

Michael J. Berning, P.E., CEM, LEED® Fellow

Michael J. Berning, P.E., CEM, LEED® Fellow

Heapy Engineering LLC

  • HEAPY Senior Principal and Chief Innovation Officer, responsible for the development of new markets and services and to provide corporate leadership for HEAPY Solutions (the wholly owned construction management subsidiary of HEAPY)
  • In this role, his team develops the “what’s next” to enhance client service experience and produce colleague advancement opportunities
  • Emphasizes a keen focus on the HEAPY vision of “Building a more Resilient and Sustainable Society,” new markets and services are centered on smart technologies integration, distributed energy resources, resiliency planning, energy as a service (EaaS), etc.
  • Presented at multiple national and regional conferences including: Association of Energy Engineers, Greenbuild, AIA National Convention, International Living Futures UnConference, National Conference on Building Commissioning, the World Energy Engineering Conference, Greening the Heartland, and the U.S. Institute for Theater Technology Conference
  • Serves on the Industrial Advisory Committee for the University of Dayton Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and served as a Fellow for the Hobart Center for Food Service Sustainability
  • Former member of the Editorial Advisory Board for the former EDC Magazine, writing a column focused on sustainability
  • He leads sustainability on the local level as co-chair of the Dayton (Ohio) Regional Green Initiative (DRG3.org) and is a past regional chair for the U.S Green Building Council’s College and University based USGBC Students Program; he recently served as chair of USGBC Ohio
  • Experience in delivering financial feasibility studies and investigative assessments of solar photovoltaics
  • Professional engineer, certified energy manager, LEED® Fellow
  • Mechanical engineer, University of Dayton
  • Can be contacted at 937-271-1973 or [email protected]
Jason Brown, P.E., LEED® AP

Jason Brown, P.E., LEED® AP

Heapy Engineering LLC

  • HEAPY Principal and Operations Manager for HEAPY Solutions delivering engineer-led design/build projects focused on improving operational and energy efficiencies and cost while enhancing overall resiliency and reliability
  • Manages subcontractors, scheduling, invoicing, project meetings and closeout documentation
  • Oversees all aspects of solar photovoltaics technical constructability
  • Professional engineer, LEED® AP BD+C
  • Mechanical engineer, Wright State University
  • Can be contacted at 937-272-3523 or [email protected]
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Product ID: 405670
Published 2011, 2020
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