Solar 3.0: Free Training to Reduce Solar Soft Costs
Join Us in Phoenix for Free Training to Reduce Solar Soft Costs
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM (MST)
Power-One U.S. Manufacturing Headquarters
3201 E. Harbour Dr.
If you work for a city, utility, company, or organization involved in permitting, interconnecting, selling, installing, inspecting, or financing residential and commercial solar photovoltaic (PV) systems, you are invited to attend "Solar 3.0 Free Training to Reduce Soft Costs." This workshop will highlight best practices and standards in the areas of solar permitting, installation, interconnection, and inspection. Presentations by experts from solar, electrical, and safety organizations, including Bill McGovern from the International Association of Electrical Inspectors (IAEI) and Jeff Fecteau from Underwriters Laboratories (UL), will help you learn how make your local solar industry competitive.
“Solar 3.0 Free Training to Reduce Soft Costs” includes a session about the 2011 National Electrical Code and the 2012 International Fire Code, International Building Code, International Residential Code, and International Green Construction Code as they pertain to PV installations. Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are available.
The Solar 3.0 initiative focuses on reducing the cost of residential and commercial PV installations in the U.S. market. The effort is funded by the U.S. Department of Energy’s SunShot Initiative.
What You'll Receive
At this session, you will receive:
• Presentations and information from PV and electrical experts about innovations in PV installations, permitting, inspection, financing, and interconnection
• Details on how Solar 3.0 can benefit your community
• Results of a survey of 500+ building inspectors regarding U.S. solar installation trends
• A free online solar training course covering inspection, installation, and permitting practices (with CEUs)
• An introduction to Solar30.org, a clearinghouse for best practices and standards in solar PV
• Advice about how to engage with the Solar 3.0 team
Frequently Asked Questions
1) Which organizations are managing and providing service to the Solar 3.0 program?
Sub-award contract holders and in-kind contributors to the Solar 3.0 program include: Burnham Energy, East Bay Green Corridor, Rocky Mountain Institute, ICLEI–Local Governments for Sustainability USA, IAEI, Mainstream Energy, OnGrid Solar, Sierra Club, Solar Electric Power Association, SolarNexus, Solar Sonoma County, SolarTech, SRA International, SunPower, UL, University of Missouri Law School, and Vote Solar.
2) How can I learn more about the event and the Solar 3.0 program?
Visit solar30.org or e-mail email@example.com.
3) How much does it cost to attend, and do I need a ticket to get in?
The event is free of charge. When you register, you will receive an electronic confirmation that you will need to print and bring with you to the event.
4) Can I bring a friend the day of the event?
The number of seats for this event is limited. If the event is not sold out, we will admit participants at the door.
5) Is there parking at the event?
Yes, there is plenty of parking available.
6) Is there public transportation to the event?
Phoenix offers bus service near the event, though most people drive or car pool. For bus routes, visit http://www.valleymetro.org/.
7) Who is participating or who are your sponsors?
Presenters will include professionals from IAEI, SolarTech, UL, and other organizations. Attendees will include electrical inspectors, building officials, authorities having jurisdiction, and industry. Solar 3.0 is a program of the U.S. Department of Energy’s SunShot Initiative. The Phoenix event is co-hosted by the Central Arizona Chapter of IAEI (www.IAEIArizona.com).
8) Is the venue handicap accessible?
9) Where is the event taking place?
The event will be held the manufacturing facility of Power-One, located at 3201 E. Harbour Dr., Phoenix, Arizona.
10) How do I get there?
The mapping address is 3201 E. Harbour Dr., Phoenix, AZ 85034. The facility is just north of the I-10 freeway and west of E. University Dr., about four miles from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.
11) What is the hosting organization about?
Solar 3.0 is an outreach initiative to promote process innovation in American cities through the standardization of local land use, zoning code ordinances, permitting processes and interconnection rules for distributed solar PV. For more information, visit www.Solar30.org.