FW: PV Installer/City Inspector Training in Houston
- Not sure if the group was copied on this announcement...Kevin ConlinHeliosolar Design, Inc.13534 Quetzal LaneHouston, TX 77083C: (281) 202-9629H: (281) 530-7501F: (281) 530-7501
From: Lara Valentine [mailto:lvalentine@...]
Sent: Monday, August 24, 2009 12:21 PM
To: Lara Valentine
Subject: PV Installer/City Inspector Training in Houston
Solar PV/NEC Training
for Electrical Inspectors and Solar PV Installers
Frontier Associates and Clean Energy Associates are designing and implementing Solar Photovoltaic incentive programs throughout Texas. As part of these programs, two one-day seminars on Solar PV and NEC Training for Electrical Inspectors and Solar PV Installers will be held in Dallas and Houston.
What: Photovoltaic/NEC Training for Electrical Inspectors
Where: Dallas Houston
Energy Plaza IEC Gulf Coast
1601 Bryan Street 601 North Shepherd Drive
Poet’s Room (1st Floor) Suite 330
When: September 2, 2009 7:30AM – 5pm September 3, 2009 7:30AM – 5pm
Who: 100 Installers & Inspectors 200 Installers & Inspectors
How Much: Free with advanced reservation, includes a boxed lunch
RSVP: Respond to Anne Castello at acastello@...
The one-day seminars will cover the requirements of the National Electrical Code (NEC) as they apply to solar photovoltaic (PV) systems. PV module characteristics that drive code requirements, wiring types/methods, over-current devices, and disconnects will be addressed. Utility interactive PV systems will be covered and common code violations will be discussed. A basic knowledge of the NEC is required since code basics will not be addressed.
The free training is open to city electrical inspectors and to electrical inspectors certified with the International Association of Electrical Inspectors (IAEI), International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) or International Code Council (ICC), and solar PV installers working with utility incentive programs.
The seminars will be conducted by John Wiles. John is a Program Manager at the Southwest Technology Development Institute at New Mexico State University. He assists the PV industry, electrical contractors, electrical inspectors, and purchasing agencies in understanding the PV requirements of the NEC. John serves as Secretary for the PV Industry Forum involved with Article 690 of the NEC. Over 30 submissions were accepted for the 2008 NEC and 54 submissions were submitted for the 2011 Code. He drafted the text for Article 690 in the 2005 NEC Handbook and 2008 NEC Handbook. Fieldwork involves balance of systems design for PV systems, inspections and acceptance testing of PV systems, test and evaluation of PV components, and the design and installation of data acquisition systems. He bought his first codebook in 1960 and installed his first PV system in 1984. He lived in an off-grid, PV/wind-powered home (permitted and inspected, of course) with his wife Patti, two dogs, and a cat for more than 16 years. His home currently has a 5 kW utility-interactive PV system will full-house battery backup. He has a Master of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering.
Advanced reservations are required. Please RSVP via email to Anne Castello with a list of attendees at acastello@.... Please include your name, organization, which event you will be attending (Dallas or Houston). Registration will begin both days at 7:30 a.m. and the program will begin promptly at 8:00 a.m.
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