Whether it is bifacial panels, string inverters or battery energy storage systems, the installer ecosystem is rapidly changing. Installer Day gives solar installers everything they need: a day full of training sessions, including 5+ NABCEP Continuing Education Units (CEUs), and hands-on access to all the latest and greatest tech downstairs in the Expo Hall.

Wednesday, February 2, 2022

11:00am – 12:00 pm

Commercial Interconnection Options

Presented by

PENROSE BALLROOM A

Are you an experienced residential PV system designer, installer, project manager, or electrician looking to move into larger-scale systems? This presentation will introduce the important concepts you’ll need to understand in order to successfully design and interconnect PV systems to a three-phase utility grid. We will review the most common three-phase utility configurations and cover what kinds of information is needed from a site in order to be able to complete a commercial system design. We will also look at different examples of commercial switchgear, and discuss methods for how and where to interconnect a PV system on larger commercial sites. Additionally, we will provide an overview of the different types of equipment that you are likely to be using. Join us for this hour-long presentation to get an overview of what you’ll encounter when working on larger-scale PV systems.

Session qualifies for 1 NABCEP CEU.

From Back Up To TOU Rate Applications, The Hybrid Inverter Covers It All

Presented by

PENROSE BALLROOM B

The residential solar and storage sector are changing on a daily basis and differ from region to region. This session aims to showcase all the different use cases where a residential hybrid inverter is the all-in-one solution. We will also discuss the future trends, applications, and development of the hybrid inverter.

  • Understand the current hybrid inverter trends and requirements
  • Know the unique features and functions offered by advanced hybrid inverters   
  • Know the advantages of residential hybrid inverters compared to AC coupled or solar only inverters

Attendees of this session will:

Session qualifies for 1 NABCEP CEU.

12:30 – 1:30 pm

Lunch Break

1:30 – 2:30 pm

2020 NEC® Changes Affecting PV and Energy Storage Systems

Presented by

PENROSE BALLROOM A

The National Electrical Code® drives industry-wide best practices as well as product development cycles of manufacturers, so whether you’re an installer, designer, manufacturer, engineer, developer, or building official, it’s critical to stay on top of the game. This presentation will focus on critical updates and changes that impact PV system design and installation for all types of applications – including energy storage systems – ranging from off-grid, to interactive PV systems on buildings, up to to utility-scale solar farms. If your jurisdiction is making – or has made – the jump to the 2020 NEC®,then this will be a great way to hit the highlights you need to know.

Session qualifies for 1 NABCEP CEU.

ConnectDER in Colorado – Make PV installs simpler, Presented by ConnectDER

Presented by

PENROSE BALLROOM B

You’ll learn how a meter collar can save thousands of dollars, hours of work, and countless headaches on each residential PV install. We’ll tell you how to get them in Colorado, and show an install!

Session qualifies for 1 NABCEP CEU.

3:00 – 4:00 pm

Worker Safety – NFPA 70E

Presented by

PENROSE BALLROOM A

Most of us are familiar with the National Electrical Code (NFPA 70), but did you know this document is part of a trilogy of standards – intended to be used together – to ensure maximum safety for electrical installations? In this one-hour course focused on worker safety, we will look into a different and perhaps lesser known part of this trio: the Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace (NFPA 70E). Using this standard as our guide, we will discuss how to identify and assess electrical hazards and risks, and we will review the “Hierarchy of Risk Control Methods” to understand different strategies for hazard risk reduction. We will also review lockout-tagout principles, shock and arc flash boundaries, and we’ll discuss how to select the right PPE for the task at hand. There are many strategies and opportunities for reducing hazards and maintaining a safe working environment for employees, and understanding NFPA 70E is the key to creating safe working areas.

Session qualifies for 1 NABCEP CEU.

4:30 – 5:30 pm

PV Installation Best Practices

Presented by

PENROSE BALLROOM A

The good, the bad, and the ugly: gain insight on how to do it right, save on installation time and labor, and avoid unnecessary call-backs and red-tags from your AHJ or utility. A fun-filled presentation on residential, commercial, and utility-scale PV systems that will make you groan, gasp, and, at the same time, have some “a-ha” moments.

Session qualifies for 1 NABCEP CEU.