CALSSA launches its Professional Development webinar series for solar installers this week


The California Solar & Storage Association (CALSSA) unveiled the first lineup in its Professional Development Series of webinars. The five webinars in the inaugural series are geared toward both C&I and residential installers and project developers.

The current line-up and schedule is as follow:

Residential Storage Sales and Project Management
Apr 23, 2020 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM
The residential storage landscape is continually evolving. Stay up to date on the types of hardware and software that are available to plan and execute projects. Understand what customers are looking for and how to present options. Learn about service issues and how to avoid them.

Options for System Configuration
Apr 28, 2020 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM
Learn about important options in system design to meet your customers’ ever-changing needs and install dynamic systems at competitive costs. Topics include: Options for residential system configurations, including solar + storage, storage retrofit and standalone storage. Customizable backup priorities & dynamic load management using smart electrical panels. How to decide what kind of racking to use on a flat roof. Considerations when working with roofing manufacturers. How to design for different wind loads. AC modules: technical issues, applications and value

System Design and Code Compliance
Apr 30, 2020 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM
Sell all you can, but if you don’t build it to code you don’t get paid. Keeping up with ever changing codes is not optional. In this training we will update you on NFPA 855, UL 9540 and UL 9540-A for batteries and fire risk, ASCE 7-16 for wind loads, and NEC for all things electrical.

Building a Business in Difficult Times
May 5, 2020 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM
The market is suffering from the impacts of coronavirus. Will there be a rebound effect? What have we learned from this experience with social distancing that can help us get through the downturn and come out stronger than ever? We will discuss advantages of text messaging, how to evaluate leads from online sources, tips for integrating data streams, and how to do smart business planning.

Designing and Selling C&I Storage Systems 
May 7, 2020 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM
C&I storage has started to move after a long lull. What is the right formula for system design and demonstrating value for customers? This training will cover: Blending demand reduction and TOU arbitrage. Choosing the right rate option. Co-optimizing solar and storage system size. How to model Option S rates with daily demand charges. Compliance with SGIP greenhouse gas rules. Monitoring and maintenance.

Those interested in learning more and registering for the webinars can visit:

— Solar Builder magazine



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