The Solar Electric Power Association (SEPA) has announced its monthly webinar schedule for the second half of this year.
The upcoming webinars include the following subjects:
July 16: ‘Quantifying PV Power Output Variability’ – a presentation of the results of a new statistical model and study for quantifying and assessing PV performance variability.
Aug. 13: ‘Installing PV on a Networked Grid’ – a discussion of how Con Edison, New York's electric delivery company, has recently connected several large, net-metered commercial PV systems to its secondary network distribution grids, and how it sets a precedent for future solar installations in New York City and around the country, where utility interconnectivity issues have limited the installation of commercial PV systems on network grids.
Sept. 15: ‘Feed-in Tariff Design: Lessons Learned’ – a discussion of feed-in tariffs featuring perspectives from Ed Regan of Gainesville Regional Utilities, a Florida utility that gained significant attention with the start of its FIT program, and Julia Hamm, SEPA's executive director, who traveled to Spain and learned about that country's experience with feed-in tariffs.
Oct. 1: ‘Investor-Owned Utilities: Challenges to Profiting from PV Solar’ – the focus will center on the combination of regulatory, accounting and legal challenges that conspire to make utility profits from PV programs difficult to achieve.
Nov. 12, ‘Lana'i: An Inside Look at the World's Most Advanced Renewable Energy Micro Grid’ – a presentation on the design and hardware elements that enabled Hawaii's Maui Electric to deploy a stable and highly controllable micro-grid solution built on a framework of solar energy production.
Dec. 10: ‘Solar Electric Vision Study’ – an overview of the state of the U.S. solar industry, with an emphasis on the long-term strategic vision regarding technology, markets and policy.
The one-hour webinars are free to SEPA members and cost $125 for nonmembers. For more information, go to www.solarelectricpower.org.