Instructor: Matt Piantedosi, Ridgeline Energy Analytics
Virtual Course - Signup at Eventbrite - $85
December 11, 2020
Be prepared for the latest code requirements for solar photovoltaic installations. This virtual course covers the 2020 National Electrical Code, as well as the 2020 Massachusetts Electrical Code requirements.
We will discuss key code changes for sections pertaining to PV installations, including Articles 690 and 705, as well as services in Article 230, grounding and bonding in Article 250, and wiring methods in chapter 3. During the course, there will also be an in-depth analysis of Section 690.47 Grounding Electrode System Requirements, Solar Labeling Requirements, Rapid Shutdown and Article 705 Interconnection Requirements and Calculations. We will review quality assurance best-practices with an accompanying case study. The course will conclude with a review of Chapter 11 of NFPA 1: Fire Code, as it relates to solar PV installations.
This course is registered for NABCEP Continuing Education Credit.
Matt Piantedosi has been active in the electrical industry for two decades, in all aspects from plan review, installation, electrical inspections, and commissioning. He has an electrical engineering degree and currently holds electrician licenses in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and New Hampshire. He has trained thousands of industry professionals on solar PV electrical code compliance, best installation practices, and also hundreds of first responders on solar PV fire safety. He is an Executive Board Member of the International Association of Electrical Inspectors (IAEI) Paul Revere Chapter in Boston.
July 1, 2020 - Ridgeline Energy Analytics, a woman-owned and rapidly growing energy efficiency and renewable energy consulting firm, announced that it received national certifications as a Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE) and a Woman Owned Small Business (WOSB) under the WOSB Federal Contract Program by the Center for Women and Enterprise (CWE), a regional certifying partner of the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC). Ridgeline is also certified in Massachusetts and Illinois as a Women Business Enterprise (WBE).
Nancy Dickson, Ridgeline’s co-founder and CEO, said, “We are pleased to be officially certified as this benefits our clients by helping them to achieve their supplier diversity goals.” The WBENC certifications will enable Ridgeline to be listed as an approved and qualified woman-owned business for government agencies and businesses that are committed to supplier diversity.
Founded in 1997, WBENC is the nation’s leader in women’s business development and the leading third-party certifier of businesses owned and operated by women, with more than 13,000 certified Women’s Business Enterprises, 14 national Regional Partner Organizations, and over 300 Corporate Members. More than 1,000 corporations representing America’s most prestigious brands as well as many states, cities, and other entities accept WBENC Certification. www.wbenc.org
February 18, 2020, 1:00-5:00pm
Solar and Energy Storage Northeast Conference
Instructor: Matt Piantedosi, Ridgeline Energy Analytics
Westin Boston Waterfront Hotel, Boston, MA
The 2020 National Electrical Code has been published and printed, and the adoption process is ongoing across the country. The 2020 NEC has significant changes that impact the fast-growing and rapidly evolving PV and energy storage industries: learn about the major NEC changes in order to keep your system designs, permitting, and installations on track, and to keep up with the latest advancements in system safety.
This course will review the 2020 National Electrical Code requirements for solar PV system installations. It provides visual examples of the various equipment as outlined in Article 690.2. Key code changes will be provided for sections pertaining to PV installations, including Articles 690 and 705, as well as services in Article 230, grounding and bonding in Article 250, and wiring methods in chapter 3. During the course, there will also be an in-depth analysis of Article 690.47 Grounding Electrode System Requirements, Solar Labeling Requirements, Rapid Shutdown and Article 705 Interconnection Requirements and Calculations. Photos of installations throughout the Northeast will be discussed to illustrate key topics.
Attendees earn 4 North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) Continuing Education Credits upon completion of this workshop.
January 9, 2020
The Solar Energy Business Association of New England (SEBANE) welcomes all PV installers, electrical and building inspectors to attend the most up-to-date training available on PV Systems and the 2020 National Electrical Code.
Join leading experts Matt Piantedosi, Ridgeline Energy Analytics, Bill Brooks, Brooks Engineering, and Jim Rogers, Bay State Inspectional Agency for an informative one-day program that will include presentations and interactive panel discussions on:
• 2020 National Electrical Code requirements for solar PV installations
• Latest installation best-practices
• Energy storage
• And much more!
6 hours of NABCEP CEUs or Professional Development credit for MA Licensed Electricians
Learn how leading manufacturers can help you build code compliant systems in New England.
“Don’t put off for tomorrow what you can do today,” said Revolutionary sage, Ben Franklin. But when it comes to building retrofits, knowing how and when to invest in energy efficiency can be daunting. We called upon David Korn, founder of Ridgeline Energy Analytics, and his 20 years of experience identifying buildings in need of retrofits, to provide insight into the key things to look for when considering a retrofit. This simple three-step review can help you determine the overall health of your building— and if it’s time for a retrofit. More
The Efficiency Valuation Organization (EVO) is pleased to announce the release of a new application guide Uncertainty Assessment for IPMVP (EVO 10100: 1:2018). This document is a revised and expanded version of the Statistics and Uncertainty for IPMVP (EVO 10100 1:2014) application guide published in 2014. The new application guide includes examples for each of the four IPMVP options.
M&V efforts are designed to determine energy and demand savings with some reasonable accuracy. However, this objective can be affected by either systematic error (i.e., not occurring by chance, including measurement error) or random error (i.e., occurring by chance and often due to using a sample rather than a census to develop the measured value). More. [Table of Contents]
Committee Chair: M. Sami Khawaja, Ph.D. – Cadmus
Brian Ball, Ph.D. – National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Dakers Gowans, P.E. – Left Fork Energy, Inc.
David Jump, Ph.D., CMVP – kW Engineering
Bill Koran, P.E., CMVP – SBW
Dave Korn, P.E. – Ridgeline Energy Analytics
Steve Kromer, P.E. – SKEE
Jesse Smith, M.Sc. – Demand Side Analytics
Kevin Warren, P.E. – Warren Energy Engineering
Korn, David. Kicking off Guidance for the Northeast.NEEP M&V 2.0 Workshop: Evolving the Paradigms For M&V. November 7, 2018.
Korn, David, J. Walczyk, and A. Jackson. Evaluating Cold Climate Heat Pumps: Understanding How and Where Cold Climate Heat Pumps Can Displace Less Efficient Heating Sources. IEPEC Annual Conference, August 8, 2017.
Korn, David. Examining Technologies and Selected Results. Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnership Regional EM&V Forum Webinar on Non-intrusive load metering: Advances and Opportunities, July 31, 2017.
Korn, David, A. Jackson. Cold Climate ASHP Evaluation. NEEPAir Source Heat Pump Workshop, June 2017.
Korn, David and J. Walczyk, Interaction of Cold Weather Ductless Heat Pumps and Primary Fossil Systems, ACEEE Summer Study, 2016.
Korn, David and J. Walczyk, Exactly What Is a Full Load Cooling Hour and Does Size Really Matter?ACEEE Summer Study, 2016.