The Top 5 Mistakes Architects Make When Specifying Solar PV
Hosted by Committee on the Environment
Friday, June 28
Noon – 1:30pm
Event is free and open to all
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1.5 CES LUs
Sun’s Free Solar lectured at the AIA East Bay chapter in 2009 on solar basics. This month Kevin Good, owner, will make a presentation based on the company’s experience working with architects and builders over the years in an effort to bring the lessons learned into the light.
About the Presenter: Sun’s Free Solar is an Alameda based, C10 (electrical) contractor, founded in 2008 by Kevin Good. Kevin owned and operated his other C10 contracting company, Well Grounded Electric, from 2002 to 2010. Prior to forming his own companies, Kevin Good was a Journeyman Electrician in the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 595. Largely with a commercial wiring background, Kevin identified a market for rewiring the Victorians of Alameda, then later identified a market for clean energy alternatives in solar power that were now becoming available to everyone through rebates and tax credits.
Sun’s Free Solar (now in its 6th year) is a solar PV integrator. Sun’s Free handles everything from system design, permitting, rebates, installation and interconnection to the utility. Because the East Bay has such a vast diversity of roofs, Sun’s Free has become a specialist at finding solutions for complicated installations.
1. Attendees will learn how to best represent the client’s interest, the right investment, the right equipment and how to make sure installation is on time and under budget.
2. Attendees will learn the design and integration of solar in the roof plan, factoring hips, gables, vents, and skylight, ground mounted and pergola solutions. There are some amazing, sleek solutions.
3. Attendees will discuss the ever changing tide of technology panels, racking solutions, micro-inversion…solar is one of the World’s fastest changing building trades. Staying current is a full time job.
4. Attendees will learn the permit process, of the biggest barriers for contractors and architects as EVERY city has its own criteria in a permit package.
5. Attendees will also discuss how today’s energy consumption will not be tomorrow’s, the Electric Car and Plug-in Hybrids are very real and your clients will have these, not going solar today, but a roof and attic are going in? Plan for solar.