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Agenda: Codes & Standards Symposium


Wednesday, March 28th – Thursday, March 29th 2018


Wednesday, March 28th


12:00pm – 12:30pm

Check in & Networking Lunch

12:30pm – 1:30pm

Solar Standards Panel (new UL 61730, UL 2703, UL 1741/62109, more)

1:30pm – 1:40pm

Day 1 Welcome (ISEP w/commentary SEIA co-branding)

1:45pm – 2:20pm

Rapid Shutdown / PV Hazard Control (Research, Standard Update, Code Update)

2:20pm – 2:50 pm

Advanced technology inverters (technical and policy update)

2:50pm – 3:10pm


3:10pm – 4:00pm

2019 CEC Building Energy Efficiency Standards (Review of the prescriptive PV requirement on all new residential construction starting Jan. 1, 2020; compliance method allowance for energy storage; Appendices JA11 and JA12)

4:00pm – 4:25pm

Energy storage system fire characterization and related technical developments

4:25pm – 4:45pm

NIST Submeter standard and the California solar market

4:45pm – 5:00pm

Day 1 Wrap Up



Thursday, March 29th


8:00am – 8:30am

Check in & Networking Breakfast

8:30am – 9:15am

Solar Thermal Panel

9:15am – 9:30am

Day 2 Welcome

9:30am – 10:00am

Outcomes from NEC CMP4 meeting

10:00am – 10:30am

SEAOC Wind Design Manual

10:35am – 11:30am

ASCE structural requirements and the ICC Codes (What has passed from ASCE into the code and how to we fix it)

11:35am – 12:40pm

Best Practices (Topics TBD; might include wire management, how to effectively analyze inspection data in order provide feedback to installers, QA WG documents)

12:40pm – 1:40pm

Networking Lunch

1:40pm – 2:40pm

Permitting Process (Gaps, Inefficiencies and Opportunities for Improvement)

2:45pm – 3:40pm

Increasing the AHJ Confidence & Acceptance (What can we do)

3:40pm – 4:00pm


4:00pm – 4:45pm

Building future solutions:  System Safety and Performance Certification

4:45pm – 5:00pm

Day 2 Wrap Up