Free Webinar: Commercial Solar PV, Energy Storage and Microgrid Technologies, July 9, 10 am - 12 pm PT

  • 9 July 2024
  • Start time : 10:00 AM
  • End time : 12:00 PM
  • Event Host : Southern California Edison (SCE)
Free SCE Webinar: Commercial Solar PV, Energy Storage and Microgrid Technologies
Event Description

Solar, storage and microgrids are not just for your home, in fact most solar modules (panels) are not on houses. This class will cover the basics and more about larger renewable energy systems. Topics include understanding electrical concepts, such as power and energy, becoming versed in utility rate structures, such as time of use (TOU) rates, net-metering and demand charges. We will also dive into other exciting incentives, such as the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA). We will get technical and discuss equipment, free online system sizing software and connecting solar, storage (including bidirectional EVs) and microgrids to the utility grid. This class will also cover safety, ethics, codes, standards and how to work with the building department.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Explain how and why commercial sized solar and storage projects are sound financial investments, especially with the passing of the Inflation Reduction Act
  • Discuss how a commercial sized solar and storage system is put together with various components and interacts with the utility.

Taught by Sean White this class is geared for those who have taken the basic residential solar, storage and microgrid class and will provide attendees with a basic technical level of understanding of commercial solar, energy storage and microgrid systems. This class will also provide prerequisite and continuing education credit for NABCEP (North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners) certifications.

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  • Host Company/Organization Name
    • Southern California Edison (SCE)
  • Agenda
    • Agenda:

      - Energy Storage Basic Terminology
      - Lithium-Ion vs. Lead-Acid Batteries
      - How Energy Storage Can Lower a Utility Bill
      - How Energy Storage Helps the Grid
      - AC-Coupling and DC-Coupling Storage with Solar PV
      - Other Energy Storage and Why Lithium-Ion Batteries are Winning
      - Comparing Different Systems
      - ESS Codes and Standards, Where to Find the Rules (NEC, IRC, IBC, IFC, UL)
      - Locations for ESS, Walls, Garages, Inside and Outside
      - SolSmart ESS Simplified Permit Process
      - The Future of Energy Storage-Batteries on Wheels (EVs)
  • Cost
    • FREE Event
  • Event type
    • Online/Webinar

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