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2018 altE Solar Conference

Mark your calendars and don't miss the first Solar Conference for Installers & Dealers - in SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO!

The 2018 altE Solar Conference Puerto Rico will be held on March 22-23, at the Hyatt Place San Juan/City Center in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Our focus is on providing installers across Puerto Rico with the ability to see new products, receive hands-on training and meet the solar and renewable energy industry's leading vendors and manufacturers. There will be product training and design training for grid-tie, as well as off-grid and grid-tie with battery backup systems - as Energy Storage is the future!

This years event will be held at the Hyatt Place San Juan/City Center in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The Hyatt Place San Juan/City Center is located in the heart of San Juan, just steps from the beach and a three-minute drive to historic Old San Juan. The Hyatt is a convenient 15 minute drive from the airport (Aeropuerto Internacional Luis Muñoz Marín). For more information on the Hyatt Place San Juan/City Center, please click here.

We look forward to seeing you at the first 2018 altE Installer Conference in sunny Puerto Rico!

 

 

Click on the links in the blue bar below for more information about the Conference.

altE is pleased to invite you to our Solar Conference to be held March 22 and 23, 2018. This event will provide you the ability to see new products, receive hands-on training and meet the solar and renewable energy industry's leading vendors and manufacturers.

Conference Dates: Thursday, March 22 (Intro to Solar Seminar) and Friday, March 23, 2018 (Main Conference Event).

Registration: $99 per day. Intro to Solar (Thurs) is $99. Solar Conference (Friday) is $99. Each registration fee includes admission to the trade show and exhibit hall, all seminars and workshops, and all event breakfasts and lunches.

The 2018 altE Solar Conference Puerto Rico provides Installers an opportunity to see new products and talk directly with some of the industry's leading Vendors and Manufacturers in the Exhibit / Trade Show area. In addition, participants will receive valuable training in their breakout sessions and dedicated training sessions featuring product demonstrations and classroom training.

Conference Location: Hyatt Place San Juan/City Center in San Juan, Puerto Rico. For more information, please click on the LOCATION tab in the blue bar above.


Exhibit & Trade Show Area

See the latest technology and products to help your business and stay ahead of your competitors in our Exhibit and Trade Show area. We have the industry leading Vendors and Manufacturers displaying the most current and cutting edge products available in the market today in our Exhibition area. Not only will you get the chance to see and learn about the latest products first hand, you'll have plenty of time to interact with the Vendors and Manufacturers directly during the exhibit hours.

 

 

 

Continuing Education & Training Sessions - Installers

You'll find a wide variety of opportunities to see the latest products, learn new techniques and qualify for NABCEP Continuing Education credits. Attendees may choose the session they wish to attend with no pre-registration. With this many options you can easily select the sessions that best fit your areas of interest.

 

 

 

 

Business Development & Networking - Installers

We've specifically designed our agenda to provide ample opportunity to meet with Vendors and Manufacturers to learn about the latest products and get hands-on information to help grow your business. In addition, you'll have the opportunity to network with Installers across the country to share information and ideas regarding business best practices, marketing trends and other ways to increase and expand your profits!

 

 

 

 

 

Beginners Track:
For Installers New To Solar

Thursday, March 22nd, we will have a Beginners Track for Installers new to Solar, presented by altE - Intro to Solar Grid Tie and Battery Backup. Just getting your business started up? Have new employees you need to get trained up fast? This is the workshop for you. Learn valuable principles about sizing grid tie systems, off-grid system, and grid-tied systems with battery backup. There will also be hands-on training of the products, including mounting options for roofs, and much more!

Note: this class is not IREC accredited and will not earn NABCEP credits.

 

 

 

 


2018 Vendor Exhibitors

Crown Battery Schneider Electric Midnite Solar
SolarWorld
Xantrex
Ironridge
Sonnen    

 

Featured Media Partners

altenergymag.com SolarPro Home Power

 

Hyatt Place San Juan/City Center

Event Location:

The 2018 altE Solar Conference Puerto Rico will be held March 22 and 23, 2018 at the Hyatt Place San Juan/City Center in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Hyatt Place San Juan/City Center
Avenida Fernandez Juncos 580
San Juan, Puerto Rico, USA


For additional information about the Hyatt Place San Juan/City Center - click here


Room Reservations:

There will not be any available rooms at the Hyatt. Conference attendees are responsible for making their own lodging reservations.

 


Fun Stuff To Do

The Hyatt Place San Juan/City Center is the perfect location to mix a great learning and business environment with a host of fun and exciting activities for an unbelievable experience!


Getting There

The Hyatt Place San Juan/City Center is located in the heart of San Juan. To get directions, please click here.

 


2018 Vendor Exhibitors

Crown Battery Schneider Electric Midnite Solar
SolarWorld
Xantrex
Ironridge
Sonnen    

 

Featured Media Partners

altenergymag.com SolarPro Home Power

 

 

Conference Agenda

Times
Thursday, March 22, 2018 - $99
   
  Introduction to Solar Seminar
   
9:00 - 9:30
Registration
9:00 - 9:30
Coffee, Continental Breakfast
9:30 - 12:30 Intro to Solar Grid Tie and Battery Backup: altE
12:30 - 1:00
Lunch Break
1:00 - 3:00 Intro to Solar Grid Tie and Battery Backup: altE
3:00 - 5:00 Cash Bar Cocktail Recpetion with Appetizers

 

Friday, March 23, 2018 - $99
8:00 - 9:00
Registration
8:00 - 9:00 Coffee, Continental Breakfast
8:15 - 8:45 Key Note Speaker: Sascha Deri, CEO altE - Welcome in Meeting Rooms
9:00 - 10:00

Schneider Electric: AC Coupling - Grid Tie Systems with Battery Backup

Ironridge: Leveraging the IronRidge Tilt-Up System in Puerto Rico

10:00 - 10:15

Break in Exhibit Area
10:15- 11:15

Midnite Solar: Midnite Solar's Rapid Shutdown System

SolarWorld Americas Inc.: Providing Real Value to Your Customers by Selling Quality U.S. Made Solar Modules
11-15 - 11:30
Break in Exhibit Area
11:30 - 12:30

Crown Battery: Conventional or Advanced Technology Energy Storage. Which is right for my application?

Xantrex Technologies: Solutions for Off-Grid Solar
12:30 - 2:00 Lunch Break in Gallery
1:00 - 1:30

Sascha Deri, CEO altE - The NEW 2018 Installer Rewards Program in Meeting Rooms

2:00 - 3:00

Schneider Electric: The New Schneider Electric Prewired System at altE

Midnite Solar: Midnite Solar's Rapid Shutdown System

3:00 - 3:15 Break in Exhibit Area
3:15 - 4:15

Schneider Electric: AC Coupling - Grid Tie Systems with Battery Backup

Crown Battery: Conventional or Advanced Technology Energy Storage. Which is right for my application?
4:15 - 4:30 Break in Exhibit Area
4:30 - 5:30

Midnite Solar: Midnite Solar's DC Charge Controllers

Crown Battery: Understanding the Fundamentals of Battery Energy Storage Systems

 

 


2018 Vendor Exhibitors

Crown Battery Schneider Electric Midnite Solar
SolarWorld
Xantrex
Ironridge
Sonnen    

 

Featured Media Partners

altenergymag.com SolarPro Home Power

 

Seminars

Thursday, March 22, 2018


Introduction to Solar Seminar

9:00 - 3:00 - Intro To Solar Grid Tie And Battery Backup: altE
Thursday, March 22nd, we will have a Beginners Track for Installers new to Solar, presented by altE - Intro to Solar Grid Tie and Battery Backup. Just getting your business started up? Have new employees you need to get trained up fast? This is the workshop for you. Learn valuable principles about sizing grid tie systems, off-grid system, and grid-tied systems with battery backup. There will also be hands-on training of the products, including mounting options for roofs, and much more!
Presented by: Amy Beaudet - Solar Queen

 

Friday, March 23, 2018


8:30 - 9:00

8:30 - 9:00 - Key Note Speakers: Sascha Deri, CEO altE - Welcome


9:00 - 10:00

9:00 - 10:00 - Schneider Electric: AC Coupling - Grid Tie Systems with Battery Backup
The installer will learn the best applications for utilizing AC coupling. A thorough review of the unique features of the Conext SW and XW+ inverter platform will demonstrate why Schneider is an excellent choice for the AC coupling application.
Presented by: Sandra Herrera - Sales Application Engineer

9:00 - 10:00 - Ironridge: Leveraging the IronRidge Tilt-Up System in Puerto Rico
In this Session, we’ll address the challenges that installers face when tackling small commercial flat roof projects. Pulling from industry research and real-world scenarios, you’ll learn how an attached approach reduces the number of “problems per watt” while streamlining the commercial solar process.
This presentation features a live demo of our free online Flat Roof Design Assistant tool.
Presented by: Jeff Ryan - Distribution Account Manager, Southwest


10:15 - 11:15

10:15- 11:15 - Midnite Solar: Midnite Solar's Rapid Shutdown System
This session will provide participants with a working knowledge of MidNite Solar’s Rapid Shutdown system and how it satisfies the requirements of NEC Article 690.12. Topics to be covered include: The fundamentals of NEC Article 690.12 in both the 2014 and 2017 code revisions, Midnite's existing and upcoming Rapid Shutdown product lines, a discussion of Rapid Shutdown from a firefighter’s perspective, component and wiring considerations unique to various PV system configurations and wiring diagrams for those various system configurations.
Presented by: Jim Parish - Senior Tech Support Engineer

10:15- 11:15 - SolarWorld Americas Inc.: Providing Real Value to Your Customers by Selling Quality U.S. Made Solar Modules
Stop racing to be the lowest price option, let SolarWorld take your company's sales pitch to the next level by teaching you how to increase sales and improve your margins. We will go over pre-call preparations, differentiating SolarWorld from the competition, handling difficult objections, and advanced sales tactics.
Presented by: Stephanie Leupp - Senior Manager, Solar Distribution


11:00 - 12:30

11:30 - 12:30 - Crown Battery: Conventional or Advanced Technology Energy Storage. Which is right for my application?
Customers have a number of energy storage options to consider – from traditional Lead battery storage products – to advanced chemistry batteries. In this presentation, Crown Battery helps installers and system designers understand why Crown’s lead batteries deliver the best safety, reliability and cost justification benefits versus alternative storage technologies such as Lithium-ion or Iron batteries.
Presented by: Pedro Chavez - Regional Sales Manager

11:30 - 12:30 - Xantrex Technologies: Solutions for Off-Grid Solar
Xantrex products are designed for people on the go. Discover our solutions for small (1-6kW) off-grid and mobile solar applications.
Presented by: Joe McCartney - Regional Sales Manager


1:00 - 1:30

1:00 - 1:30 - Sascha Deri, CEO altE - The NEW 2018 Installer Rewards Program


2:00 - 3:00

2:00- 3:00 - Schneider Electric: The New Schneider Electric Prewired System at altE
Schneider Electric has consistently provided superior hybrid solar inverters and accessories. Alt E Store is now assembling and shipping completely pre-wired and tested systems. This provides the installer with a unique time saving and cost-effective solution.
Presented by: Sandra Herrera - Sales Application Engineer

2:00- 3:00 - Midnite Solar: Midnite Solar's Rapid Shutdown System
This session will provide participants with a working knowledge of MidNite Solar’s Rapid Shutdown system and how it satisfies the requirements of NEC Article 690.12. Topics to be covered include: The fundamentals of NEC Article 690.12 in both the 2014 and 2017 code revisions, Midnite's existing and upcoming Rapid Shutdown product lines, a discussion of Rapid Shutdown from a firefighter’s perspective, component and wiring considerations unique to various PV system configurations and wiring diagrams for those various system configurations.
Presented by: Jim Parish - Senior Tech Support Engineer


3:15 - 4:15

3:15 - 4:15 - Schneider Electric: AC Coupling - Grid Tie Systems with Battery Backup
The installer will learn the best applications for utilizing AC coupling. A thorough review of the unique features of the Conext SW and XW+ inverter platform will demonstrate why Schneider is an excellent choice for the AC coupling application.
Presented by: Sandra Herrera - Sales Application Engineer

3:15 - 4:15 - Crown Battery: Conventional or Advanced Technology Energy Storage. Which is right for my application?
Customers have a number of energy storage options to consider – from traditional Lead battery storage products – to advanced chemistry batteries. In this presentation, Crown Battery helps installers and system designers understand why Crown’s lead batteries deliver the best safety, reliability and cost justification benefits versus alternative storage technologies such as Lithium-ion or Iron batteries.
Presented by: Pedro Chavez - Regional Sales Manager


4:30 - 5:30

4:30 - 5:30 - Midnite Solar: Midnite Solar's DC Charge Controllers
This workshop will offer an in-depth look at Midnite Solar's selection of charge controllers for PV, wind and hydro applications. Some of the topics to be discussed will be proper sizing and installation methods used for various system configurations, conductor and over current protection considerations, arc fault and ground fault protection.
Presented by: Jim Parish - Senior Tech Support Engineer

4:30 - 5:30 - Crown Battery: Understanding the Fundamentals of Battery Energy Storage Systems
Energy Storage Systems are rapidly evolving in the world of Off-Grid and Grid-Tied applications. Learn the fundamentals about battery design and construction, the basics of sizing, setup and charging - and how Crown Battery’s Renewable Power batteries deliver reliability that exceeds customer expectations.
Presented by: Pedro Chavez - Regional Sales Manager

 

 


2018 Vendor Exhibitors

Crown Battery Schneider Electric Midnite Solar
SolarWorld
Xantrex
Ironridge
Sonnen    

 

Featured Media Partners

altenergymag.com SolarPro Home Power

 

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