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  • Contains 2 Component(s)

    Webinar Recorded in May 19, 2022 featuring Matt Paiss, Pacific Northwest National Lab and Brad Fox, Assistant Fire Marshal for Santa Clara County Central Fire District.

    This webinar features a discussion between a California Fire Marshal and an advisor to a DOE national lab on energy storage system safety.
    Key topics include:
    • What do AHJ’s need to know to approve residential & small commercial energy storage systems?
    • What are some of the key items that hold up approvals?
    • What improvements to the IFC/NFPA 855 do you feel are needed for ESS?
    • How do product standards like UL 9540 and testing like 9540A allow for safer installation of ESS?
    • Where can you find available training?
    Target audience:
    AHJs who enforce fire code (both NFPA and IFC) and other clean energy stakeholders interested in learning more about energy storage systems.
  • Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    This course builds on what you learned in How to Use SolarAPP+ for Residential Rooftop Solar Projects. In this course, you will learn how to input project specifications related to energy storage systems and batteries.

    Learn how to accurately input energy storage related structural and electrical information into the SolarAPP+ tool and have permits for code compliant solar and storage systems issued in minutes.

     

  • Contains 1 Component(s)

    An interactive mini-course to learn how to get started with EV charging at your building.

    If you are a building owner, you have almost certainly been asked about installing a charger for electric vehicles (EVs). These quiet, reliable, and efficient vehicles are growing in number and popularity. This interactive resource is designed to introduce building owners of multi-unit dwellings (MUDs) to the basic requirements associated with installing EV supply equipment (EVSE). You can get started today by learning more about the costs and benefits of installing an electric vehicle charging station at your site.

  • Contains 3 Component(s)

    Take this 10 question quiz to see how you would evaluate the residential rooftop solar PV plan for compliance.

    Try this quiz after you have taken the courses related to fire-safety, structural, and electrical aspects of code compliance of a residential rooftop solar PV system. You will download the plan for a PV system, then evaluate different aspects for compliance - just as you would before issuing building and electrical permits. 

  • Contains 11 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Learn how to evaluate aspects of the plan prior to issuing an electrical permit for a residential rooftop solar PV system.

    In this three-hour course, you will practice evaluated the compliance of:

    • Fire Classification
    • Grounding/Bonding of Module-Rack
    • Conductors - DC Size and Type
    • Inverter AC output conductors and OCPD
    • Bus Size of Panelboard
    • Disconnecting Means
    • Rapid Shutdown
    • Microinverters

    Visit the Handouts tab of the course to download the comprehensive practice plans you will evaluate and other relevant references. Complete the survey at the end of the course to obtain the Certificate of Completion. Save and present the Certificate to the CEU-awarding entity. 

  • Contains 6 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Practice how to review the review of plan applications for structural-related tasks prior to issuing a building permit.

    In this one-two hour course, you will learn and practice how to evaluate the compliance of:

    • Access pathways and setbacks
    • Structural attachments
    • Weather sealing 

    Visit the Handouts tab of this course to download the plans you will use in the course and other relevant reference material.

  • Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Learn a three-phased approach to evaluating the compliance of a residential rooftop solar PV system.

    This course deals with some of the requirements to evaluate the structural aspects of a residential rooftop PV system before issuing a building permit. The course shows a three-phased approach to analyzing the compliance:

    1. Prescriptive process that works for many systems when criteria for the area have been determined
    2. Using a rafter span table for systems that don't meet the determined criteria
    3. Understanding when an engineered drawing of the system should be required

    Upon completion, you should be able to verify that the spacing of array structural attachments are appropriate according to the racking manufacturer's specifications and that the quantity of the attachments distribute the weight of the system to avoid heavy point loads.

    Visit the handouts tab of this course to download the two plans used in the course as well as other useful resources. 

  • Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits

    This 20-minute course lets you practice verifying that the panelboard bus rating is sufficient to handle the PV system contribution according to the National Electrical Code.

    Learn how to verify that the panelboard bus rating is sufficient to handle the PV system contribution according to the National Electrical Code. Approximately 20 minutes. Visit the handouts tab of this course to download the two plans used in the course as well as other useful resources. 

  • Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits

    This 35-minute course introduces you to dc conductors, a unique electrical aspect of solar PV systems.

    Learn a bit about dc conductors and how to verify that the type and size specified in the plan are code compliant. Approximately 35 minutes. Visit the handouts tab of this course to download the two plans used in the course as well as other useful resources. 

  • Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits

    This 15-minute course lets you practice verifying that the module-rack combination achieves the desired fire classification for the roof.

    Learn how to verify the module-rack combination achieves the desired fire classification for the roof. Approximately 15 minutes. Visit the handouts tab of this course to download the two plans used in the course as well as other useful resources.