Inspecting and Designing Photovoltaic Systems for Code-Compliance

Dates: 
May 06 2017
Note: You will be asked to create an account to register.

Description:

This one-day class will clearly explain and summarize the intent and application of the 2014 National Electrical Code relevant to photovoltaic (PV) solar electric systems and cover significant updates to the 2017 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 of this course will be inspecting plansets and system installations of grounded and ungrounded PV systems for Code-compliant equipment specifications, grounding systems, conductor installation, labeling, overcurrent protection, disconnects, rapid shutdown, ground-fault and arc-fault protection devices.

Although many licensed electrical contractors and Code Officials in North Carolina have not previously had experience with Solar PV systems, as the PV industry expands more training is required to both safely install and inspect these systems.

Early Registration Cost: $200* (lunch included)
*Cost after April 14th: $250
Students in UNC system Early Registration Cost: $175**
**Student Cost after April 14th: $200

Location: Appalachian State University Campus, Katherine Harper Hall, Room 17. Park at Rivers Street Parking Deck, the deck will be open and free of charge.
Time: 8:30am - 5:00pm

Continuing Education Credits: 8 NCBEEC , 8 NCDOI CE Electrical, 8 PDH, 8 NABCEP CE                        
All attendees will receive a Certificate of Completion

Instructor:

Rebekah Hren

Rebekah Hren is a licensed electrical contractor, NABCEP-certified PV Installation Professional, and NABCEP board member and PV Installation Professional Exam Committee member. Rebekah has over a decade of experience working in the PV industry. She frequently authors technical articles for PV trade magazines and presents at industry conferences including Solar Power International and Intersolar North America. 

Since 2010 she has been a Regional and Code Official Trainer for the US Department of Energy Solar Instructor Training Network.  Rebekah has been a system designer for solar farms since 2009. Rebekah focuses on insuring that the design and construction of each project exceeds National Electrical Code requirements.


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828-262-7514 (Appalachian Energy Center)
ramsdellje@appstate.edu
828-262-6553 (fax)

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