New podcast weblog
Backfeeding the grid Hawaiian Style with Customer Grid-Supply Plus, which is the future
Hawaii has more solar PV per capita than any other state. Since PV is the least expensive energy in the world now, this concentration of PV will soon hit other states and Hawaii is paving the way with new policies that will be able to deal with this abundance of noontime energy. California, which has a lot more people and by for more solar than any other state is also dealing with this abundance.
In this podcast, we will discuss one of Hawaii’s policies put in place to deal with the possibility of producing more energy than the grid needs, but still letting people export to the grid. The policy we are covering is called Customer Grid Supply Plus (CGS+). Get ready for these new types of policies to come to you.
We will also discuss energy storage, and a student review of one of our free classes for 2 hours of NABCEP credit that I do with Bill Brooks where we sadly get accused of being "too funny".
To find out more and to take some of my not-boring classes, go to www.solarSEAN.com
Latitude’s Effect on Solar Resource, Cheap Electricity and PV, Battery Equalization and then Bill Brooks talks about the NFPA 855 Energy Storage Standard
In this podcast, Sean answers 3 questions and then we finish it off with some wise words from Bill Brooks where Bill and Sean discus the purpose of NFPA 855 Standard For The Installation Of Stationary Energy Storage Systems.
To find out more about solar and energy storage or classes with Sean White and Bill Brooks, go to www.solarSEAN.com
Net-Metering Sustainability, PV Wire Sizing and East vs. West Facing PV
In this podcast, Sean answers questions about net-metering sustainability, with examples from the most mature PV markets in the US, Hawaii and California and how energy storage solves problems when intermittent renewables are on the grid.
There were some changes in the 2017 NEC, where the requirement to have a temperature adder with conduit in sunlight over a roof were removed, making wire sizing simpler, although wire sizing is arguably the most difficult part of designing a PV system.
Our last topic here has to do with the optimal way to face your PV, given the restrictions of having an east-west facing rooftop. As Jim Morrisoin says, "West is the best!"
To find out more, go to solarSEAN.com
Grounded vs. Ungrounded Inverters, Battery Combiner Boxes and Community Solar
In this podcast we once again cover questions from you and those like you by popular demand. We will get into the different terminology and how it changed in different versions of the NEC, when we talk about ungrounded, grounded and functionally grounded inverters. We talk about the correct terminology for combining batteries in parallel and differentiate between community solar and community choice aggregation among other things.
To find out more about renewable energy, go to solarSEAN.com
Solar PV Seasonal Tilt, 60 & 72-cell PV Modules, Net-Metering with Energy Storage Q&A Podcast
In this episode, we cover tilting PV modules, and seasonal tilting, why most PV modules at 60 cell and 72 cell modules, net-metering and energy storage.
To find out more about solar and energy storage or to ace any NABCEP exam, go to solarSEAN.com
Q&A: NABCEP NEC adoption, Higher Power PV modules & Solar Manufacturers Going out of Business
In this podcast, we are going answer questions related to solar and energy storage. The first question is about NABCEP and how they are going about adopting the latest version of the NEC. The next question is about higher power PV modules and are they bigger and more dangerous to install. The last question is about how to deal with and what to do about the possibility of manufacturers going out of business.
To find out more about Solar and Energy Storage Systems (ESS) go to solarSEAN.com
Great way to learn about Solar and Energy Storage on the go
I am always looking for a way to learn when I am doing other doings and this podcast is the only one I know that teaches technical PV and Energy Storage material from top experts and also is often funny and keeps me entertained. I need to know this stuff and its free! If only you could get NABCEP Credit for listening to a podcast.