This eight-hour course demonstrates the design process of solar plus storage (SPS) systems, with an emphasis on lithium technologies. Participants will review design principles for SPS systems, beginning with an overview of the design process and the desired outcomes that can steer SPS design. Along with an analysis of daily loads and determining which loads will be backed up, numerous design variables will be explored in the sizing of the SPS system, such as energy and power capability of the battery bank, inverter sizing, array sizing, and system configuration.
Participants will discuss the necessary steps in the permitting process and explore energy storage system (ESS) location requirements and codes applicable to SPS installations. Heavy emphasis will be placed on safety regarding all aspects of SPS systems.