Best Practice Code-Compliant PV System Design
This one-day class will clearly explain and summarize the intent and application of the National Electrical Code relevant to photovoltaic (PV) solar electric systems and cover significant changes in the 2014 National Electric Code that pertain to PV systems. Because the photovoltaic industry is undergoing extremely rapid growth and new technologies are constantly being introduced to the market, Articles 690 and 705 of the National Electrical Code incorporate a large quantity of important changes. The primary focus requirements for conductor routing and labeling, fuse servicing and disconnects, and arc-fault protection devices. In addition, code-compliant wire sizing per Article 300, and transformerless inverter installation will be discussed and case studies presented. Although many licensed electrical contractors in North Carolina have not previously had experience with Solar PV systems, as the PV industry expands electrical contractors will be called on both to install systems and to service existing systems.
Cost: $250* (lunch included)
*Early Registration Cost: $200 - Register by close of business day April 4th to receive discount
Students in UNC system cost: $200**
**Student Early Registration Cost: $175
Location: Appalachian State University Campus, Room 329 in the College of Education Building. Park at College Street Parking Deck directly across from building (Parking attendant will allow you into parking deck). See map below.
Time: 8:30am - 5:00pm
Continuing Education Credits Offered: 8 hours for the NCBEEC, 8 PDH, 8 hours NABCEP CE
All attendees will receive a Certificate of Completion
Rebekah Hren is an NC licensed electrician, NABCEP Certified Solar Installer, and ISPQ certified PV instructor for Solar Energy International. Since 2009, Rebekah has worked for solar project developer O2 Energies on ground-mounted solar farms.
She writes technical articles for Home Power and SolarPro magazines, and has co-authored several books: "A Solar Buyer's Guide for Home and Office", a book on home energy titled, "The Carbon-Free Home," and "Let the Sun Shine In," a buyers guide to photovoltaics and solar thermal. Rebekah spends a lot of her free time pondering the meaning of the National Electrical Code.
Appalachian Energy Center
Appalachian State University
Dr. Jeff Ramsdell, Director
828-262-7514 (Appalachian Energy Center)
401 Academy Street
226 IG Greer Hall
ASU Box 32131
Boone, NC 28608