Free Webinar: Basics of Photovoltaic (PV) and Energy Storage Systems (ESS) for Grid Tied Applications, June 25, 9am-12:30pm PT

  • 25 June 2024
  • Start time : 09:00 AM
  • End time : 12:30 PM
  • Event Host : Pacific Gas and Electric Company
Free Webinar: Basics of Photovoltaic (PV) and Energy Storage Systems (ESS) for Grid Tied Applications
Event Description

This course teaches the basic vocabulary and technical details of grid-connected photovoltaic and energy storage systems. This instructor will discuss the advantages and disadvantages of various technologies, including module efficiencies, and how to choose the right system for projects from a project manager’s and/or owner’s perspective. Finally, this class will provide a case study on how to size and design a system solution.

The class will focus on residential-sized systems. It will cover PV systems for 75% of the class, and ESS for 25%. Please note this class is designed as an introductory class for anyone interested in understanding the basic concepts of PV project evaluation. It is not a hands-on installation class or a PV design/engineering class. It is an ideal foundation for the more advanced PV & ESS classes.

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

  • Define common electricity fundamentals
  • Describe basic PV and ESS terminology and technologies
  • Recognize the components of PV & ESS systems
  • Identify the steps for sizing and designing a grid-connected PV & ESS system

  • Host Company/Organization Name
    • Pacific Gas and Electric Company
  • Agenda
    • Agenda:

      Introduction and safety message
      Overview of electricity and grid fundamentals
      Photovoltaic & energy storage system technologies- advantages, disadvantages and efficiencies
      System design and sizing
  • Speakers / Presenters
    • Martin Herzfeld

      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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