Creating the Nation's First State-Level Green Bank - Rooftop PV: Advanced Technology for Power Electronics Integrity Testing Connecticut's Clean Energy Finance and Investment Authority March 15, 2012 :: 12:00 - 1:30 p.m. Online Training March 15, 2012 :: 12:00 - 1:30 p.m. Online Training Overviews Creating the Nation's First State-Level Green Bank In July of 2011 Connecticut became the first state in America to create a clean energy financing authority. With the goal of scaling up the deployment of energy efficiency and renewable energy, the Clean Energy Finance and Investment Authority’s (CEFIA) focus is to attract and deploy capital to help Connecticut meet its clean energy goals. CEFIA will use the tools of finance to support cost-effective energy efficiency, scale up the deployment of renewable energy in the state, and support the infrastructure needed to lead the clean energy economy in Connecticut. Only in its infancy, it has already won competitive federal clean energy solicitations as a result of its innovative structure and its promising future. Join us to learn how Connecticut faced the challenge of how to use limited government resources to attract investment in the Rooftop PV Sandia National Laboratories has highlighted the critical role of power electronics reliability, namely the PV inverter, which transforms electrons generated from sunlight into a tightly regulated power grid. Sandia’s conclusion is that inverter failure is twice as costly as other unexpected maintenance events and deserves specific attention to bolster profitability. However, because of the rapid adoption of PV solar in large commercial and utility-scale applications in the United States and Canada, combined with an expected 25-percent compounded growth rate for inverter sales, the variety of inverter choices has grown as the number of PV inverter suppliers has doubled. This presentation illustrates and compares two novel approaches to conventional O&M and installation practices with the status quo, which can make or break profitability over the life of the PPA. The presentation will also contrast existing PV plant power architecture with a new power architecture ideal for large residential and commercial applications, which closes the reliability gap by offering the scalability of string inverters with the adaptability of micro-inverters. state to build its clean energy capacity. PDF brochure | Pricing and registration PDF brochure | Pricing and registration Agenda topics include Clean Energy Finance and Investment Authority o o o o o Clean energy policy in Connecticut - Public Act 11-80 Creating the nation’s first green bank Getting started Strategic direction Financing clean energy deployment Key factors for PV plant reliability Pros and cons for each of the three approaches to O&M The viability of each inverter type for the type of PV plant How to judge the best inverter “fit” or architecture and best practices to ensure reliability Full agenda Full agenda Instructed by Bryan Garcia, President and CEO, Clean Energy Finance and Bert Wank, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, infiniRel Corporation Investment Authority Ron Newdoll, President and Chief Executive Officer, Accurate Solar Power Argil Shaver, Chief Technical Officer and Co-Founder, Accurate Solar Power Instructor bio Instructor bios Copyright © 2012 EUCI If you no longer wish to get these e-mails, you may delete your name from our distribution lists here.