About this course

Welcome to Mayfield Renewables’ course on the 2023 NFPA 855 and Fire Codes- Energy Storage Requirements!

This course consists of 9 video lessons. This first lesson sets the foundation for the rest of the course with an overview and statement of course objectives. Instructor Ryan Mayfield also discusses the applicable codes and standards relevant to energy storage systems (ESS) and fire protections and protocols, as well as a quick timeline of code adoption. 

The course is self-paced and can be taken at any point within 12 months of enrollment. During that time, you will have access to the course videos and all course materials, including a copy of the presentation with easy-to-understand system schematics.

About Mayfield Renewables' Solar + Storage Workshop Series:
We recommend taking this course along with NEC 2020 & 2023 Solar-Plus-Storage Requirements. Both courses are offered together in the 2023 Electrical & Fire Codes for Energy Storage Systems Bundle.

The courses are designed to be taken as a sequence for a more holistic approach to solar + storage learning or taken a la carte for industry professionals with significant experience in specific subject areas.

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Course outline

1 module • 16 assignments • 2:10 hours of video lectures

Welcome • 2 assignments
Orientation Materials

This course is self-paced, so you don’t need to be logged in at any specific time. You can get started immediately after you enroll and the course materials will remain in your account with minimum guaranteed access for 12 months (1 year) after enrollment.

  • Set up email notifications and your student profile
  • Introduce yourself on the discussion board
Module 1 • 10 assignments
2023 NFPA 855 and Fire Codes for Energy Storage Systems

  • Presentation Materials (.pdf)
  • Lesson 1: Course Introduction (13:55 minutes)
  • Lesson 2: Fire Codes Overview, IFC Overview & Fire Code Tables (08:32 minutes)
  • Lesson 3: NFPA 855 Overview & NFPA 855 Chapter 15 (22:26 minutes)
  • Lesson 4: NFPA 855 Chapter 4 (17:20 minutes)
  • Lesson 5: NFPA 855 Chapters 4 and 5 (13:54 minutes)
  • Lesson 6: NFPA 855 Chapters 6, 7, and 8 (16:26 minutes)
  • Lesson 7: NFPA 855 Chapter 9 and Annexes (16:21 minutes)
  • Lesson 8: UL 9540 and UL 9540A (16:53 minutes)
  • Lesson 9: Course Conclusion (04:29 minutes)
Conclusion • 4 assignments
Feedback and Additional Resources

This is our last module but you still have access to the all of course materials for 12 months (1 year), so keep working and you'll be able to complete the course at your own pace. After your year of access expires you can optionally extend access with a HeatSpring Membership. Enjoy the course and keep in touch!

  • 1 Year of Access to Course Materials
  • Feedback: 2-minute Exit Survey
  • Consider Joining as a HeatSpring Member
  • Certificate of Completion: Request a Certificate

Continuing Education Units

Approved for the following CEUs


  • Ryan Mayfield

    Founder & CEO, Mayfield Renewables
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    Ryan Mayfield has been working in the renewable energy field since 1999 and is the President of Mayfield Renewables (formerly Renewable Energy Associates), a consulting firm providing design, support and educational services for electrical contractors, architectural and engineering firms, manufacturers and government agencies. Ryan served as Photovoltaic Systems... Learn more

  • Mayfield Renewables Education

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    An engineer, an educator, and a technical committee member who reviews proposed changes to the National Electrical Code®, Ryan Mayfield has been committed to raising the bar on renewable energy industry best practices since 1999. “We know that the more expertise you have, the more you can drive down risk,” Ryan says. “That’s why we built Mayfield Renewables with... Learn more

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