Understanding Residential and Commercial Energy Storage - Self Study

Online

Length: 1 module

Author: Christopher LaForge

Subjects: Solar: Design and Installation, Solar: Batteries and Storage

Description

Learn the elements of energy storage for residential and commercial clients with this introductory overview of the field, led by expert Chris LaForge.

There is a lot of buzz around utilizing renewable energy technologies and going "off the grid." But, which energy storage systems work best? When are they appropriate to use? Is integrating energy storage the right choice?

You'll access an in-depth lecture, and develop a "Load Profile" using Chris' Excel spread sheet tool. This tool will help students practice defining the client load for an off-grid application or for the critical loads of a grid-tied system with storage.

Participants will gain understanding of:

-Current battery types
-System configurations
-Leading product lines
-Design elements and issues ... and more!

Learning Objectives

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Self Paced Online Course

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Author

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Christopher LaForge

Master Trainer (IREC), Great Northern Solar

Christopher LaForge is the CEO of Great Northern Solar and a NABCEP certified photovoltaic installer-emeritus. He has been designing, specifying, and installing systems since 1988. He has been an instructor with the MREA since 1993 teaching Advanced Photovoltaic design and installation and is an ISPQ Affiliated Master Trainer. In 2016 he was named IREC's Master Trainer...[more]

Course Outline

Energy Storage and Renewable Energy—Is the Technology Right for You or your Business?

  • Watch the Lecture (Video)
  • Consumption Worksheet exercise. (Download .xls)

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