The New York State Energy and Research Development Authority (NYSERDA) is sponsoring a six-hour code training for current NABCEP-certified installers on Tuesday and Wednesday, September 9th and 10th, from 6 p.m. EDT to 9:00 p.m. (5 p.m. CDT, 4 p.m. MDT, 3 p.m. PDT). IREC is presenting the webinar.
This training has been approved for NABCEP Continuing Education Credits, and will satisfy the six hours of required code training for NABCEP recertification. It will also satisfy six hours of the minimum 40 hours of NABCEP-board approved training as specified in the NABCEP PV Candidate Information Handbook
John Wiles will discuss the requirements of the National Electrical Code as they apply to PV systems. Code basics will not be covered, and are assumed to be understood by the audience. PV module characteristics that drive code requirements, wiring types and methods, overcurrent devices and disconnects will be addressed. Utility interactive PV systems will be covered. Common code violations will be discussed.
John Wiles, Program Manager at the Technology Development Institute at New Mexico State University, is a leading expert on the National Electric Code (NEC). He assists the PV industry, electrical contractors, electrical inspectors, and purchasing agencies in understanding the PV requirements of the National Electrical Code (NEC). John serves as Secretary for an NFPA-appointed Task Group involved with Article 690 of the NEC. Over 40 proposals were submitted for the 2008 code and more than 40 drafts are in the works for the 2011 NEC. He drafted the text for Article 690 in the 2005 NEC Handbook.
Fieldwork involves balance of systems design for PV systems, inspections and acceptance testing of PV systems, test and evaluation of PV components, and the design and installation of data acquisition systems. John bought his first codebook in 1960 and installed his first PV system in 1984. He has lived in an off-grid, PV/wind-powered home (permitted and inspected, of course) with his wife Patti, two dogs, and a cat for more than 16 years. His current system is 5 kW utility-interactive with whole-house battery backup.
For all New York NABCEP certificants that are NYS residents and/or any NYSERDA eligible PV installers, the fee is $50 if you register by September 1st , or $65 after September 1st . For all others, the fee is $125 if you register by September 1st , or $150 after September 1st, 2008.
For this training, those with high speed Internet access will view the presentation on the Web and listen to the audio through the telephone. Questions will be operator-moderated at designated times. You can also ask questions through a chat feature or send an email Jane Pulaski.
For those with dial-up access, you will listen to the audio portion of the training by telephone, and will download a PDF file of the Power Point slides used in the presentation. You can ask questions by sending an email to Janeor through the operator.
About one week before the seminar, you will receive a link for the Webcast presentation and the telephone number.
Those attending the six-hour code training will be required to participate for at least five and one half hours to receive the full six hours credit. Each three-hour training will offer two five-minute breaks.
If you have site specific questions, you can either call John Wiles at 505.646.6105, or email him at so he can answer them ahead of the presentation.
Questions? Contact Richard Michaud