Friday, September 10, 2021
An in-depth analysis of the 2020 National Electrical Code requirements for solar PV system installations in Massachusetts.
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 Matt Piantedosi, Ridgeline Energy Analytics, for an in-depth analysis of the 2020 National Electrical Code requirements for solar PV system installations in Massachusetts. 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.
This informative one-day program will include two sessions (morning and afternoon), covering the following:
See the event agenda below for session topic breakdown. All attendees will receive a certificate of completion for NABCEP CEUs and/or for MA licensed electrician professional development hours through Ridgeline Energy Analytics upon completion of the training.
9:00 am - Session I Begins
Session I Covers:
12:15 pm - Lunch Break, Session I Ends
12:45 pm - Afternoon Session Begins
Session II Covers:
4:00 pm - Session II Ends
Full Day Session, 6 hours
$125, SEBANE members
$25/per ticket discount available for groups registering 3 or more attendees. Please select the group ticket option at checkout.
Matt Piantedosi is a Senior Solar Energy Consultant with Ridgeline Energy Analytics. He has been active in the electrical industry for over two decades, in all aspects from plan review, installation, electrical inspections, and commissioning. He has an electrical engineering degree, currently holds electrical licenses in Massachusetts and Rhode Island, and is a NABCEP Certified PV System Inspector. 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.
February 2021 - Demand Side Analytics and Ridgeline Energy Analytics performed an impact evaluation of Efficiency Maine Trust's Small Business Initiative lighting program. The program delivers LED lamps, fixture retrofit kits, new fixtures, and controls to small businesses in Maine. The evaluation assessed projects completed in FY2019 and metered lighting from October 2019 through November 2020. The evaluation found that the program was cost effective under all considered cases. The SBI Program is very influential in transitioning small business lighting to LEDs with a net to gross ratio of 91.4%. Findings from the evaluation will be incorporated into the FY2022 Commercial/Industrial/Multifamily Technical Reference Manual (TRM).
December 3, 2020 - A team of leading resilience experts — XENDEE Corporation, RAND Corporation, Converge Strategies, LLC, and Ridgeline Energy Analytics — will support the Town of West Tisbury and Brigham and Women’s Hospital in their planning and design of climate-resilient energy infrastructure. This community-level project is funded by the Baker-Polito Administration through the Clean Energy and Resiliency (CLEAR) program, launched by the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC). Read more on Businesswire.com
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
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
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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.