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2018 altE Solar Conference

Mark your calendars and don't miss the largest Solar Conference for Installers & Dealers in the Northeast!

The 2018 altE Solar Conference will be held on February 14-16, at the Devens Common Center in Devens, MA.

This annual conference continues to grow each year and will once again feature industry-leading Vendors in an expanded exhibit area and over 30 hands-on training seminars and workshops - many of which will qualify for NABCEP Continuing Education credits.

This years event will be held at the Devens Common Center in Devens, MA. The Devens Common Center is a convenient 45 minute drive from Boston and is located just 15 minutes from our Boxborough, MA headquarters and warehouse. Manchester Airport, New Hampshire and TF Green Airport, Rhode Island are just an hour drive from Devens. For more information on the Devens Common Center, please click here.

With more Vendors and Exhibitors, more training sessions and more fun - we look forward to seeing you at the 2018 altE Installer Conference!

 

 

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

altE is pleased to invite you to our annual Solar Conference to be held February 14, 15 and 16, 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: February 14 - February 16, 2018.

Registration Installers: $199. The registration fee includes admission to the trade show and exhibit hall, all seminars and workshops, evening reception and all event breakfasts and lunches. **NEC Code Class not included. This is an additional $179 registration fee, or $99 if purchased with Conference Registration.

The 2018 altE Solar Conference 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: Devens Common Center, Devens, MA. 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

With over 30 different breakout sessions, 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!

 

 

 

 

PLUS, Check Out Our Extra Day Of Training - BEGINNERS Track and ADVANCED Track

 

Beginners Track:
For Installers New To Solar

Wednesday, February 14th, 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.

 

 

 

 

Advanced Track:
2017 National Electric Code Training

We are pleased to bring back the popular, extra day of 2017 National Electric Code update training! This training will take place on Wednesday, February 14th and will be a 6-hour training day dedicated to code updates. All 6 hours on the 14th will qualify for NABCEP CE credits and will be taught by the 2014 IREC Master Trainer of the Year, Sean White!

Sean White is a highly experienced PV educator with thousands of hours teaching entry level, intermediate and advanced PV classes at solar training centers primarily throughout North America. Many hundreds of his students are employed at both startup and leading solar companies. Sean also designs commercial and residential PV systems in the San Francisco Bay Area. He has many years of practical work experience at Fidelity Roof and Local Power in California.

Some of the places Sean has experience teaching PV include California, New Jersey, Ontario Canada, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Arizona, Michigan, Florida, Costa Rica & China.

Sean is a NABCEP certified in PV Installer, holds the NABCEP Technical Sales Certification, a licensed C46 Solar Contractor in California and a California Licensed Electrician. Sean’s approach appeals to both beginners and solar experts looking to expand their knowledge. Student evaluations demonstrate that Sean’s knowledge, passion, and pedagogy are outstanding. Keeping students excited, awake and informed is the trilogy of Sean’s learning theory. Sean is excited about an industry that doubles every year, while improving the quality of life for all and will make sure to share that excitement. He finds great satisfaction in sharing his knowledge of PV with his students.

Sean White has worked on and is actively consulting on many PV projects throughout the world.

 

 

 

 

 


2018 Vendor Sponsors

Panasonic Sonnen OutBack Power Crown Battery
Hanwha Solar
Schneider Electric
Midnite Solar
IronRidge
SolarWorld Trojan Battery Seraphim Solar  

 

2018 Vendor Exhibitors

Blue Sky Burndy Fronius Magnum Dimensions
MK Powered
Morningstar Corporation
MT Solar
Primus Wind Power
Xantrex Victron Energy
SMA
S-5!

 

Featured Media Partners

altenergymag.com SolarPro Home Power

 

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Event Location:

The 2018 altE Solar Conference will be held February 14, 15 and 16, 2018 at the Devens Common Center in Devens, MA.

Devens Common Center
31 Andrews Parkway
Devens, MA 01434


For additional information about the Devens Common Center - click here


Room Reservations:

We have secured special pricing for selected rooms for the conference at two local hotels at the Conference Center. Conference attendees are responsible for making their own lodging reservations directly with the hotel.

For Room Reservations please contact either the Hilton Garden Inn at 1-978-772-0600 or 1-888-370-0984, or SpringHill Suites by Marriott at 1-978-772-3030 or 1-844-845-2263 located conveniently at the Devens Common Center. Please mention the altE Installer Conference for discount rates.

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Hilton Garden Inn
59 Andrews Parkway, Devens, MA
1-978-772-0600 or 1-888-370-0984

 

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SpringHill Suites by Marriott
27 Andrews Parkway, Devens, MA
1-978-772-3030 or 1-844-845-2263

 


Hilton Garden Inn:

We have secured special pricing for selected rooms for the conference at the Hilton Garden Inn. Conference attendees are responsible for making their own lodging reservations directly with the Hilton Garden Inn at 1 (978) 772-0600 or 1-888-370-0984. Please mention the altE Installer Conference for discount rates.

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The Rooms

  • From hotel guest rooms to suites
  • HI-Def TVs with premium channels
  • Microwave and mini refrigerator
  • Free high-speed, wired and wireless WiFi internet access
  • Coffee & tea maker

 

 

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Amenities

  • Pool & Fitness Room
  • Business Center
  • Daily housekeeping

 

 

 

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SpringHill Suites by Marriot:

We have secured special pricing for selected rooms for the conference at the SpringHill Suites by Marriott. Conference attendees are responsible for making their own lodging reservations directly with the SpringHill Suites by Marriott at 1 (978) 772-3030 or 1-844-845-2263. Please mention the altE Installer Conference for discount rates.

Book your group rate for ALTE Solar Installer

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The Rooms

  • 1 Bedroom Suites
  • Premium TV and movie channels
  • Microwave and mini refrigerator
  • Sofa Beds
  • Free WiFi internet access
  • Coffee & tea maker

 

 

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Amenities

  • Indoor Pool & Fitness Room
  • Business Center
  • Daily housekeeping

 

 

 

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Fun Stuff To Do

The Devens Common 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

Devens, MA is located 45 minutes North West of Boston, MA. To get directions, please click here.

 


2018 Vendor Sponsors

Panasonic Sonnen OutBack Power Crown Battery
Hanwha Solar
Schneider Electric
Midnite Solar
IronRidge
SolarWorld Trojan Battery Seraphim Solar  

 

2018 Vendor Exhibitors

Blue Sky Burndy Fronius Magnum Dimensions
MK Powered
Morningstar Corporation
MT Solar
Primus Wind Power
Xantrex Victron Energy
SMA
S-5!

 

Featured Media Partners

altenergymag.com SolarPro Home Power

 

 

Conference Agenda

Seminars marked with an * count as one hour of NABCEP Continuing Education Credits.

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Wednesday, February 14, 2018
     
  ADVANCED Track- Experienced Installers
BEGINNERS Track - Installers new to Solar
   
9:30 - 10:00
Registration
9:30 - 10:00
Coffee, Continental Breakfast
10:00 - 12:30 *** PV and the 2017 NEC: Sean White - the 2014 IREC Master Trainer of the Year. Intro to Solar Grid Tie and Battery Backup: altE
12:30 - 1:00
Lunch Break
1:00 - 4:30 *** PV and the 2017 NEC: Sean White - the 2014 IREC Master Trainer of the Year. Intro to Solar Grid Tie and Battery Backup: altE
5:00 - 7:00 Cocktail Hour / Appetizers

 

Thursday, February 15, 2018
8:00 - 9:00
Registration
8:00 - 9:00 Coffee, Continental Breakfast, in Exhibit area
8:30 - 9:00 Key Note Speakers: Sascha Deri, CEO altE - Welcome; Dr. Sean White - The Exponential Growth of Solar
9:00 - 10:00

*OutBack Power: NEW FM100 MPPT Charge Controller - String Sizing and Rapid Shutdown

Crown Battery: Conventional or Advanced Technology Energy Storage. Which is right for my application? SolarWorld USA: Value-added Sales Training - Win Deals Selling Quality

10:00 - 10:15

Break in Exhibit Area
10:15- 11:15 *IronRidge: Advanced Ground Mount & Design Assistant Features *Magnum Energy: Designing and Programming Large, Residential Battery Backup Systems with Solar Trojan Battery: Battery 101 - Flooded vs. AGM vs. GEL
11-15 - 11:30
Break in Exhibit Area
11:30 - 12:30 Crown Battery: Understanding the Fundamentals of Battery Energy Storage Systems *Morningstar: Morningstar's Inverter-Charger for Off-Grid Power & Backup/UPS *Schneider Electric: The New Schneider Electric Prewired System at altE
12:30 - 2:00 Lunch in Exhibit Area
1:00 - 1:30

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

2:00 - 3:00 *Midnite Solar: Midnite Solar's Rapid Shutdown System *Outback Power: System Sizing Tool

Hanwha: Maximize Yields with Hanwha Q CELLS Q.ANTUM DUO Technology

3:00 - 3:15 Break in Exhibit Area
3:15 - 4:15 *Midnite Solar: Midnite Solar's DC Charge Controllers

*Sonnen Battery: Part 1

*Panasonic: High Efficiency Residential Solar Solutions
4:15 - 4:30 Break in Exhibit Area
4:30 - 5:30 *Burndy: Solar Bonding, Grounding, and Wire Management Best Practices *Sonnen Battery: Part 1

Trojan Battery: Renewable Energy Applications - Battery Bank Options, Sizing and Testing

5:30 - 7:30 Reception in Exhibit Area
7:30 - 9:30

Post Reception Party

 

 
Friday, February 16, 2018
8:00 - 9:00
Registration
8:00 - 9:00
Coffee, Continental Breakfast in Exhibit Area
9:00 - 10:00 *Schneider Electric: AC Coupling and Frequency Shifting Seraphim USA: Post Section 201 Solar Market Outlook from a Made in USA Module Manufacturer Perspective Crown Battery: Optimizing Battery Storage System Life

10:00 - 10:15

Break in Exhibit Area
10:15- 11:15 *OutBack Power: Battery Charging - Part 1 Victron Energy: MultiPlus & Quattro Pure Sine Wave Inverter / Chargers + SmartSolar DC Charge Controllers

Primus Wind Power: The Primus Wind Power Hybrid Advantage - Combine Wind and Solar For An Off-grid Solution.

11-15 - 11:30
Break in Exhibit Area
11:30 - 12:30 *OutBack Power:
Battery Charging - Part 2
*IronRidge: Advanced Pitched Roof & IronRidge Design Assistant

MK Battery: Ultra Battery Training

12:30 - 2:00
Lunch in Exhibit Area
2:00 - 3:00

*Schneider Electric: System Commissioning and Monitoring

*Sonnen Battery: Part 2 Blue Sky Energy: Genasun Solar charge controllers for the new off-grid business frontier
3:00 - 3:15 Break in Exhibit Area
3:15 - 4:15

MT Solar: Top of Pole Mounts: Raising the Bar

*Sonnen Battery: Part 2

Panasonic: Panasonic Eco Solutions 2018 Product Roadmap and the 2018 Solar Landscape

4:15 - 4:30 Break in Exhibit Area
4:30 - 5:30 SMA: SMA’s Power+ Solution: The New Speed of Solar

*Sonnen Battery: Part 2

SolarWorld USA: Value-added Sales Training - Win Deals Selling Quality

Seminars marked with an * count as one hour of NABCEP Continuing Education Credits.

 

 


2018 Vendor Sponsors

Panasonic Sonnen OutBack Power Crown Battery
Hanwha Solar
Schneider Electric
Midnite Solar
IronRidge
SolarWorld Trojan Battery Seraphim Solar  

 

2018 Vendor Exhibitors

Blue Sky Burndy Fronius Magnum Dimensions
MK Powered
Morningstar Corporation
MT Solar
Primus Wind Power
Xantrex Victron Energy
SMA
S-5!

 

Featured Media Partners

altenergymag.com SolarPro Home Power

 

Seminars

Seminars marked with an * count as one hour of NABCEP Continuing Education Credits.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018


ADVANCED TRACK (Experienced Installers)

10:00 - 4:30 - PV And The 2017 NEC: Sean White - The 2014 IREC Master Trainer of the Year ******
This workshop will be jam-packed with 2017 NEC insight and interpretation. Sean teaches PV courses around the world and has authored 4 books, the most recent being Photovoltaic Systems and the National Electric Code, co-authored with Bill Brooks. Sean will fill you up with as much information as possible in one day, while entertaining you at the same time. He will compare and contrast the 2014 NEC to the 2017 NEC, with special emphasis on the rapid shutdown and interconnection requirements of the Code. There will also be limited insight into the 2020 NEC, which has had the preliminary proposals already presented. 6 hours NABCEP Training.

BEGINNERS TRACK (Installers new to Solar)

10:00 - 4:30 - Intro To Solar Grid Tie And Battery Backup: altE
Just getting your business started up? This is the workshop for you. Learn valuable principles about sizing grid tie systems and system with battery backup. There will also be hands-on training of the products, mounting options for roofs, and much more!

 

Thursday, February 15, 2018


8:30 - 9:00

8:30 - 9:00 - Key Note Speakers: Sascha Deri, CEO altE - Welcome; Dr. Sean White - The Exponential Growth of Solar


 

9:00 - 10:00

9:00 - 10:00 - *OutBack Power: NEW FM100 MPPT Charge Controller - String Sizing and Rapid Shutdown
The new FM100 300V, 100A Charge Controller offers extended string sizing options not available in competing charge controllers. Integrated ground fault and arc fault protection along with other features simplifies the balance of system components necessary to meet NEC 2014 and 2017 code requirements. System installers will learn how the FM100 provides cost and time saving advantages.

9:00 - 10:00 - 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.

9:00 - 10:00 - SolarWorld: Value-added Sales Training - Win Deals Selling Quality
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.


10:15- 11:15

10:15- 11:15 - *IronRidge: Advanced Ground Mount & Design Assistant Features
In this presentation, we explore the wide array of site conditions installers encounter and review best practices around topics like: dealing with ground water, building on sloped land, and planning for cold climates. In addition, we'll share a field-tested and proven method of saving time on large-scale installations. We’ll also show you how to use the new visual interface in Ground-based Design Assistant to plan your project and generate a bill of materials.

10:15- 11:15 - *Magnum Energy: Designing And Programming Large, Residential Battery Backup Systems With Solar
Learn how to design and program a large, 17.6kW battery back-up / off-grid system, with over 46kW of PV, using the newest balance of system hardware from Magnum Energy, a product brand of Sensata Technologies. Master electrician and off-grid expert, Ryan Stankevitz, will take you through a deep dive into pre-engineered Magnum Panels.

10:15- 11:15 - Trojan Battery: Battery 101 - Flooded vs. AGM vs. GEL
Trojan Battery discusses key battery differences and its U.S.-based manufacturing process. Learn about battery selection, charging guidelines, system sizing and proper maintenance. You’ll also gain an understanding of battery capacity ratings, cycle life expectations and how field conditions affect battery life and performance. In addition, you’ll learn about Smart Carbon™, Trojan’s proprietary formula which provides improved performance when the batteries operate in Partial State of Charge.


11:30 - 12:30

11:30 - 12:30 - 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.

11:30 - 12:30 - *Morningstar: Morningstar's Inverter-Charger for Off-Grid Power & Backup/UPS
Learn how to install, use, and maintain Morningstar's new pure sine wave, off-grid inverter-charger. Attendees will learn how to use the inverter-charger in several different operating modes including: off-grid power production, backup/UPS, and parallel pass through. The presentation will also cover how to adjust settings, programming for conditional generator startup, and remote monitoring.

11:30 - 12:30 - *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.

 


1:00- 1:30

1:00 - 1:30 - Sascha Deri, CEO altE - The NEW 2018 Installer Rewards Program
Sascha Deri, CEO, will unveil the details of this new and exciting program for our customers! Don't miss it!

 


 

2:00- 3:00

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.

2:00- 3:00 - *OutBack Power: System Sizing Tool
Simplify battery based system sizing using the OutBack Power system sizing tool. Just enter the load profile and system parameters for an immediate system sizing summary. If the system is too big or too expensive, merely go back and scale back the loads, batteries or other components until it meets the customer budget and expectations. System installers will learn how to avoid expensive sizing mistakes and be able to specify a system that will perform to customer expectations.

2:00- 3:00 - Hanwha: Maximize Yields with Hanwha Q CELLS Q.ANTUM DUO Technology
Hanwha Q CELLS’ new Q.PEAK DUO module portfolio utilizes state-of-the-art half-cell technology and a six bus-bar design, thus achieving module efficiency of up to 19.9% and outstanding performance under real conditions. See how the parallel wiring allows for better shade tolerance - and in the same footprint as standard 60 cell modules! Learn how these products compare to the competition, in addition to optimal wiring for their new three-part decentralized junction box design.


3:15 - 4:15

3:15 - 4:15 - *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.

3:15 - 4:15 - *Sonnen Battery: Part 1
5 NABCEP Credits are offered only if all 5 hours are completed over these 2 days. In addition, only Certified Installers are eligible to purchase Sonnen Systems - not Homeowners. To become certified, an Installer must go through these 5 hours of training, and pass the exam at the end.

3:15 - 4:15 - *Panasonic: Panasonic High Efficiency Residential Solar Solutions
Panasonic is a world leader in research, development, innovation and manufacturing. With nearly 100 years in business and 20 years of solar module production experience, Panasonic offers one of the best solar panels you can buy today. Learn about how to incorporate the Panasonic brand into your companies marketing to give your business a boost. Leverage the ultra-efficient HIT solar technology to give your customers a state of the art ecofriendly energy solution.

 


4:30 - 5:30

4:30 - 5:30 - * Burndy: Solar Bonding, Grounding, and Wire Management Best Practices
Technical training designed to provide solar installers with best practices and proper installation techniques for Bonding, Grounding, and Wire Management products offered by Burndy/Wiley. Application training based on various installation types and project sizes. Will also cover NEC compliance & NRTL (UL) Listing requirements.

4:30 - 5:30 - *Sonnen Battery: Part 1
5 NABCEP Credits are offered only if all 5 hours are completed over these 2 days. In addition, only Certified Installers are eligible to purchase Sonnen Systems - not Homeowners. To become certified, an Installer must go through these 5 hours of training, and pass the exam at the end.

4:30 - 5:30 - Trojan Battery: Renewable Energy Applications - Battery Bank Options, Sizing and Testing
Trojan Battery discusses a variety of applications which use renewable energy to provide power and charge battery banks. You’ll learn how to decide which battery type is best for an application and how to size a battery bank. In addition, you will gain an understanding of the IEC test method that is used to evaluate batteries for renewable energy applications. We will also discuss some of the features found in Trojan’s newest lines of Solar batteries.

 

Friday, February 16, 2018


9:00 - 10:00

9:00 - 10:00 - *Schneider Electric: AC Coupling and Frequency Shifting
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.

9:00 - 10:00 - Seraphim USA: Post Section 201 Solar Market Outlook from a Made in USA Module Manufacturer Perspective
Seraphim USA is a Tier 1 manufacturer of solar modules, made in Jackson, MS. Come learn about our high quality solar panels. As well, we will have valuable insight on trends in the solar market as related to market size, module pricing, the effects of the Section 201 and forecasted product efficiencies.

9:00 - 10:00 - Crown Battery: Optimizing Battery Storage System Life
Expected battery life is a critical element of your customer’s decision-driver for Energy Storage. In this presentation, Crown Battery will explain how to avoid premature system failures at the design stage and installation – and how Crown Battery’s SolidCast™ and PosiWrap™ design features ensure easy cyclic performance and optimal R.O.I.


10:15- 11:15

10:15- 11:15 - *OutBack Power: Battery Charging - Part 1
Learn how to select the right battery for the right application, and how proper charger settings affect performance and longevity. Li-Ion batteries are also discussed including recommended settings for SimpliPhi batteries. Includes hands-on session programming batteries with OutBack’s OpticsRE software for attendees with laptops. System installers will better understand how to setup OutBack batteries for best performance and longest life.

10:15- 11:15 - Victron Energy: MultiPlus & Quattro Pure Sine Wave Inverter / Chargers + SmartSolar DC Charge Controllers
A general introduction from Victron regarding the basic operation of the inverter/charger line and how it can be implemented into a PV system. The new line of SmartSolar MPPT Charge Controllers will be covered along with programming and monitoring capabilities via bluetooth and the internet.

10:15- 11:15 - Primus Wind Power: The Primus Wind Power Hybrid Advantage - Combine Wind and Solar For An Off-grid Solution.
Primus Wind Power presents the AIR wind turbine line and explains why it is important to combine Wind and Solar in an off-grid, battery charging system. We will also cover the basics of Wind to include; turbine sitting, determining a wind resource, tower height considerations, wind turbine components and basic trouble shooting.


11:30 - 12:30

11:30 - 12:30 - *OutBack Power: Battery Charging - Part 2
Learn how to select the right battery for the right application, and how proper charger settings affect performance and longevity. Li-Ion batteries are also discussed including recommended settings for SimpliPhi batteries. Includes hands-on session programming batteries with OutBack’s OpticsRE software for attendees with laptops. System installers will better understand how to setup OutBack batteries for best performance and longest life.

11:30 - 12:30 - *IronRidge: Advanced Pitched Roof & IronRidge Design Assistant
IronRidge will be going over installation best practices and how to design a racking system using our their free Design Assistant tool. There will also be hands on demonstrations.

11:30 - 12:30 - MK Battery: Ultra Battery Training
UltraBattery is a hybrid, long-life lead-acid energy storage device. It combines the fast charging rates and longevity of ultracapacitor technology with the energy storage potential of lead-acid battery technology in a hybrid device with a single common electrolyte. UltraBattery is highly efficient in continuous partial-state-of-charge (PSoC) operation.


2:00- 3:00

2:00 - 3:00 - *Schneider Electric: System Commissioning and Monitoring
Mike Swenson, Senior Applications Engineer, will review the necessary steps to completing and energizing your Conext PV system. You will learn how to change manufacturing presets on equipment to satisfy the customer requests and incorporate your battery bank choice for an accurate charging profile. Exploration of the Conext Insight monitoring platform will demonstrate the value of monitoring your system performance.

2:00 - 3:00 - *Sonnen Battery Part 2
5 NABCEP Credits are offered only if all 5 hours are completed over these 2 days. In addition, only Certified Installers are eligible to purchase Sonnen Systems - not Homeowners. To become certified, an Installer must go through these 5 hours of training, and pass the exam at the end.

2:00 - 3:00 - Blue Sky Energy: Genasun Solar charge controllers for the new off-grid business frontier
We will focus on the expanding footprint of off-grid solar, with plenty of different applications and new potential opportunities for small off-grid applications, portable systems, and solar-assisted vehicles. Lightness, efficiency and reliability are cornerstones for the next generation of solar off-grid solutions, where niche markets will become mainstream businesses.


3:15 - 4:15

3:15 - 4:15 - MT Solar: Top of Pole Mounts: Raising the Bar
Tired of waiting for months for the Pole Mount system for your customers? Our lead times are 1-2 weeks! Our installation is a snap - engineered and designed to be installed and wired from the ground - even by just one person! And get the most production from your solar pole mount system with our Hand Crank, that allows you to easily tilt the array from 5 to 90 degrees while standing comfortably on the ground.

3:15 - 4:15 - *Sonnen Battery: Part 2
5 NABCEP Credits are offered only if all 5 hours are completed over these 2 days. In addition, only Certified Installers are eligible to purchase Sonnen Systems - not Homeowners. To become certified, an Installer must go through these 5 hours of training, and pass the exam at the end.

3:15 - 4:15 - Panasonic: Panasonic Eco Solutions 2018 Product Roadmap and the 2018 Solar Landscape
Learn about Panasonic’s Eco Solutions product roadmap for 2018 and beyond. See what innovations and updates are in store for the HIT product line. We’ll hold an open dialog regarding the market impacts from solar tariffs and new policy changes like the MA SMART program and New York VDER program. How might new technologies like blockchain, drones and virtual reality impact your business in the years to come and how do we position our business’ to be ahead of the curve.


4:30 - 5:30

4:30 - 5:30 - SMA: SMA’s Power+ Solution: The New Speed of Solar
Power+ Solutions is SMA’s residential offering that optimizes systems both with and without module-level power electronics. Whether you need rapid shutdown, or module-level shutdown, monitoring, or shade mitigation, this platform has you covered. The next generation Power+ Solution reduces the number of installed components, the MLPE commissioning process has been consolidated, and monitoring setup is now in Sunny Portal. This training will introduce the components, installation, and commissioning.

4:30 - 5:30 - *Sonnen Battery: Part 2
5 NABCEP Credits are offered only if all 5 hours are completed over these 2 days. In addition, only Certified Installers are eligible to purchase Sonnen Systems - not Homeowners. To become certified, an Installer must go through these 5 hours of training, and pass the exam at the end.

4:30 - 5:30 - SolarWorld USA: Solar Eco Solutions and Innovation
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.

Seminars marked with an * count as one hour of NABCEP Continuing Education Credits.

 

 


2018 Vendor Sponsors

Panasonic Sonnen OutBack Power Crown Battery
Hanwha Solar
Schneider Electric
Midnite Solar
IronRidge
SolarWorld Trojan Battery Seraphim Solar  

 

2018 Vendor Exhibitors

Blue Sky Burndy Fronius Magnum Dimensions
MK Powered
Morningstar Corporation
MT Solar
Primus Wind Power
Xantrex Victron Energy
SMA
S-5!

 

Featured Media Partners

altenergymag.com SolarPro Home Power

 

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