Building and Fire Official and Solar Contractor Training II

Santa Rosa, CA

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Building & Fire Official and Solar Contractor Training

 Great Continuing Education Units Opportunity!

Wednesday, December 5, 2012



Sponsored by Solar Sonoma County


Goals for this 3 Section, Half-Day Training Include:


Sectional 1: Solar Photovoltaic and Fire Training Part I

8:30AM-11AM                 Instruction:                                                                2 hrs 30 min.


[Instructor: Matt Paiss, San Jose Fire Department]


This section will be in the classroom. It will focus on the safety of working around an active solar PV system. Matt Paiss, Fire Training Captain at the City of San Jose and national expert on solar photovoltaic technology, will discuss microinverter technology as well as central inverter technology.


11AM-11:30AM            Break                                                                              30 min.


 Section 2 Code Compliance Panel – Interpreting Codes        

11:30AM-12:30PM            Instruction:                                                                  1 hr.


[Instructors: Nate Coleman, Zep Solar, Jeff Mathias, Synergy Solar and Electric, Glenn Schainblatt, City of Sebastopol]


Solar Sonoma County has surveyed both building and fire officials and local solar contractors to identify the most common code misinterpretations pertaining to solar photovoltaic installations. There will be a panel discussion consisting of a Building Official, Fire Official, Solar Contractor, and Manufacturer to help develop consensus on code interpretations amongst the industry players.


Optional: Solar Prop 

12:30PM                         Instruction:                                                                  30 min.

                        [Instructor: Matt Paiss, San Jose Fire Department]

                                    Location: City of Santa Rosa Fire Prop



                                                            Total Hours                                        4 hours