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Solar Building Codes, Fire Codes, Electric Vehicles and Energy Storage Systems

by Sean White and 1 other • Last updated 07/2022

4.6/5 (view ratings)
2733 students
1 module
CEUs
2:10 hours
19 assignments

Course description

Hour 1- Solar Building Codes and Fire Codes

  • National Fire Protection Association 855 Energy Storage Systems
  • Building Codes overview
  • ICC Codes (i-codes)
  • IRC International Residential Code
  • IBC International Building Code
  • IFC International Fire Code
  • NFPA-1 Fire Code
  • ISEP International Solar Energy Provisions
  • Setbacks and roof area for PV

Hour 2- 2020 NEC Energy Storage, Rapid Shutdown and Electric Vehicle charging from a PV Installation point of view

  • 690.12 Rapid Shutdown
  • Article 625 Electric Vehicle Power Transfer System
  • Article 706 Energy Storage Systems

This is an advanced topics class. If you are not already familiar with the topics in the title of this course, you are welcome to take this class, however you may not understand the conversation. Most people taking this course are NABCEP certified.

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Continuing Education Units

Approved for: NABCEP Advanced Credit Hours, NABCEP NEC, NABCEP JTA, NABCEP RE Elective, NABCEP Building or Fire Code, NABCEP PV Associate Renewal.

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Full course outline

Module 1 - Solar Building Codes, Fire Codes, EVs, Rapid Shutdown and Energy Storage Systems for NABCEP Credit

  • Introduction (fun) (02:17 minutes)
  • 1897 NEC Presentation (optional) (.pdf)
  • Go-At-Your-Own-Pace
  • Building and Fire Codes with Bill Brooks Part 1- 2020 NFPA 855 Energy Storage Systems, IRC, IBC, IFC, NFPA 1, ICC (08:41 minutes)
  • Building and Fire Codes with Bill Brooks Part 2 Roof Setbacks (30:55 minutes)
  • Building and Fire Codes with Bill Brooks Part 3 The ICC i-codes (13:55 minutes)
  • Bill Brooks on Rapid Shutdown Part 1 Outside of the Array Boundary (14:57 minutes)
  • Bill Brooks on Rapid Shutdown Part 2 inside of the Array Boundary (20:17 minutes)
  • Energy Storage Systems (ESS) Video 1 Article 706 (22:29 minutes) Preview
  • Energy Storage Systems (ESS) Video 2 Article 706 (10:56 minutes)
  • Bill Brooks talks EV Power Transfer Station (EV charging and EV to Grid) (05:38 minutes)
  • Connect with your instructor Sean on LinkedIn
  • Live Online Proctoring (LOP) for All NABCEP Exams!
  • Jokes

Instructors

Sean White

2014 IREC Trainer of the Year

Sean White was the 2014 Interstate Renewable Energy Council Trainer of the Year. He is an ISPQ Certified Solar PV Master Trainer and has authored several books on solar. He contributed to the development of the NABCEP PV Installation Professional Job Task Analysis and has been a member of the NABCEP PV Installation Professional Technical Committee. Sean is a... Learn more

Bill Brooks

Principal, Brooks Engineering

Bill Brooks PE, of Brooks Engineering LLC, has over 30 years of experience designing, installing, and evaluating grid-connected PV systems. More than 12,000 installers and inspectors have attended his courses throughout the U.S. and abroad. His field troubleshooting skills have been valuable in determining where problems occur to focus training on those issues of... Learn more

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I have done many of Sean and Bill's course, online and in person. They are very informative and very helpful for keeping up with code changes.

by Yasir Mehboob 06/17/2021

Obously this course is very informative and provide unique information

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