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Residential Alternative Energy Systems
Description: This class will provide an overview of critical elements for plan review and inspection of energy storage systems, photovoltaic (PV) solar systems, and backup generators. Topics will cover key plan check and inspection points of these alternative energy systems. Topics will include PV solar fire setbacks, location and method of a rapid shutdown, DC optimizer and micro-inverter systems, mounting to the roof, racking attachments with grounding clamps, engineered ground mount foundations, residential generators, residential automatic transfer switch and portable generator connections to the existing electrical system, generator setback for structure, and back feeding to the main service panel. The class will also address differences between battery backup systems and energy storage systems.
Instructor: Dean Kuenzi