Mar 7, 2024 , 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Cerent Engineering Science Complex, Salazar Hall 2009A
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Lecturer: Mr. Mark Baldassari, Director, Codes and Standards, Enphase Energy, CA

The presentation will cover how solar photovoltaic cells convert solar energy into usable power. The effects on energy production due to insolation (sunlight) and temperature. Simple solar systems covers traditional string inverters versus modern microinverters and discusses the safety benefits. Energy storage is discussed starting with the why storage is needed for several applications. A simple single line diagram is presented showing how PV and energy storage can be incorporated into a home. A quiz is presented to test the audience on the major topics presented.

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Bio: Mr. Baldassari has over 40 years’ experience in engineering and product development and over 16 years with Enphase Energy, where he holds the position of Director, Codes and Standards. Currently, he actively participates in several Codes and Standards development groups both internationally and domestically. He is involved with the development of the National Electrical Code, product safety standards with Underwriters Laboratory, and international installation and safety standards. Mr. Baldassari has a bachelor’s degree in electrical and Electronic Engineering from California State University Sacramento.

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