Free PG&E Webinar: Photovoltaic (PV) and Energy Storage Systems (ESS) Site Analysis and Installation, December 11, 9 am PT

  • 11 December 2023
  • Start time : 09:00 AM
  • End time : 12:30 PM
  • Event Host : Pacific Gas and Electric
energy storage systems, technology, energy efficiency, solar energy
Event Description

This is intermediate class for anyone interested in understanding the specific issues associated with PV site analysis and system sizing. It focuses on design, installation and support. The objective of this course is to assist participants in evaluating the technical feasibility of a potential PV project planning by presenting design, implementation and support issues that affect site selection and PV installation, while providing participants with simple tools for preliminary system size estimations. Site analysis topics include estimation of the available solar resource, system orientation, module tilt angles, planning for shade, and evaluating space requirements. We will introduce fundamental tools to participants to complete a solar site analysis using both hardware and software methods including 3D modeling, through hands-on demonstrations, field exercises, and project examples. The topics will include sizing for both photovoltaic and energy storage systems.


The objective of this course is that at the conclusion, participants will be able to:

  • Determine the primary solar site analysis issues
  • Compare typical solar site analysis tools
  • Describe the primary factors affecting potential PV system output
  • Practice the steps for sizing & designing a grid-connected PV & ESS system
  • Discuss the key questions to consider when evaluating the feasibility of a prospective PV project

  • Host Company/Organization Name
    • Pacific Gas and Electric
  • Speakers / Presenters
    • Martin Herzfeld is an IREC Certified Master Trainer™ for PV Installation Professional, one of the few in California. He is also a NABCEP (North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners) Accredited Training and Continuing Education Provider, as well as an OSHA-Authorized Construction trainer. He is an Adjunct Professor of Energy (Photovoltaics) at a community college in Sacramento, CA. In addition to teaching, Martin is qualified to the California Evidence Code (720) and has performed third-party inspections since 2011. He has been in business as a contractor since 2001 and is certified in California as a Solar C46, Electrical C10, and other related licenses.
  • Cost
    • FREE Event
  • Event type
    • Online/Webinar

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