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2009 Solar ABCs Stakeholder Meeting

Solar America Board for Codes and Standards

Friday, October 30, 2009 from 8:00 AM to 12:30 PM (PDT)

2009 Solar ABCs Stakeholder Meeting

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The Solar ABCs will hold a Stakeholder Meeting on Friday morning, October 30, immediately after the conclusion of this year’s Solar Power Conference. At this meeting, the members of Solar America Board for Codes and Standards (Solar ABCs) will report on 2 years' of progress in developing many codes and standards for new and existing solar technologies. Comments and recommendations from all stakeholders are invited at this meeting.  Please attend and provide your input on future directions for the Solar ABCs.

Visit the Solar Power International 09 website for information on the conference.

Pre-registration for this meeting has now closed.  However, you can still attend.  Come to the Laguna Room at the Hilton Anaheim on Friday morning, October 30.  There is no charge to attend.

 

AGENDA

8:00am      Introduction to Solar ABCs, Introduce Steering and Advisory Committee Members

Andrew Rosenthal, New Mexico State University

 

8:20am      Overview of Solar ABCs Activities, Opportunities to Get Involved

Larry Sherwood, Solar ABCs Project Administrator

DRAFT AGENDA

8:35am      Local Codes Study Panel

New Reports

  • Expedited Permit Process - Bill Brooks, Brooks Engineering
  • Wind Load Issues in Local Codes - Colleen O'Brien, BEW Engineering


8:20am            Overview of Solar ABCs Activities

                        Gap Analysis Process

                        Opportunities to Get Involved

                        Larry Sherwood, Sherwood Associates



8:35am            Local Codes Study Panel

New Reports

  • Expedited Permitting –Bill Brooks, Brook Engineering
  • Wind Load Issues in Local Codes – Colleen O’Brien, BEW Engineering

 

8:55am            Building Electrical Codes Panel

Summary of changes for 2011 Code revision — Ward Bower, Sandia National Laboratories

 

9:05am            Product Safety Panel

  •  Arcing, Polymerics, Adoption of IEC 61730 — Evelyn Butler and Tim Zgonena, Underwriters Laboratories Inc.
  • New Study Report: PV Module Frame Grounding – Greg Ball, BEW Engineering and Tim Zgonena, UL


9:30am            Fire Safety Issues

  • Bill Brooks, Brooks Engineering
  • Matthew Paiss, San Jose Fire Department


9:45am            Break


10:00am            New Standards Development

  • Crystalline Silicon Terrestrial Photovoltaic Cells – Supply Chain Prequalification Specification Guideline — G. Tamizh-Mani, Arizona State University
  • PV Module Power Rating — Alex Mikonowicz, PowerMark Corp.
  • Standard to certify the accuracy of inverter meters — Jeff Newmiller, BEW Engineering
  • PV System Energy RatingAlex Mikonowicz, PowerMark Corp.
  • Recommended Protocol for Accelerated Aging TestingG. Tamizh-Mani, Arizona State University


10:50am             Interconnection and Net Metering Panel

New white paper:

  • Impact of Advanced Metering Infrastructure on Small Distributed Generation – Keith McAllister, North Carolina Solar Center

Reports under development:

  • Potential of AMI Data to Reduce the Technical Issues Related to Net Metering – Keith McAllister, North Carolina Solar Center
  • Review of FERC’s Interconnection Screens – Michael Sheehan, Interstate Renewable Energy Council
  • Rate Impact of Net Metering – Jason Keyes, Keyes & Fox and IREC
  • Policy Alternatives for Valuing Distributed Solar PV Generation – Kevin Fox, Keyes & Fox and IREC


11:40am            IEC Technical Committee 82 Update

Howard Barikmo, TC82 Secretariat

 

11:50am            IEEE Standards Update

Michael Coddington, National Renewable Energy Laboratory

 

 

12:00pm            Wrap-up and General discussion

                        Opportunity to introduce topics not included in panels


12:30pm            Meeting Adjourns

 

Have questions about 2009 Solar ABCs Stakeholder Meeting? Contact Solar America Board for Codes and Standards

When & Where


Hilton Anaheim
Laguna Room
777 Convention Way
Anaheim, CA 92802

Friday, October 30, 2009 from 8:00 AM to 12:30 PM (PDT)


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Solar America Board for Codes and Standards

The Solar America Board for Codes and Standards (Solar ABCs) is a collaborative effort among experts to formally gather and prioritize input from the broad spectrum of solar photovoltaic stakeholders including policy makers, manufacturers, installers, and consumers resulting in coordinated recommendations to codes and standards making bodies for existing and new solar technologies. 

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