September-October 2015

Save the Date!

What: 5th Annual NABCEP Continuing Education Conference
Where: Paradise Point Resort and Spa
San Diego, CA
When: April 4-6, 2016

NABCEP Congratulates Photo Contest Winners
The NABCEP Photo Contest was a major success as we received hundreds of unique photos from all over the world. NABCEP would like to thank everyone who participated by sharing a solar-related photo. After much deliberation, here are our contest winners:
First Place
Submitted by Kelly Smith, Ambassador Energy

Second Place
Submitted by Mike Tierney, Aspen Solar Inc.

Third Place
Submitted by Marc Staker, Sunlight Solar
A Tech Tip from NABCEP's
Platinum Champion Sponsor 
Schneider Electric
What is AC Coupling?

When a PV inverter is connected to the output of a battery inverter, the system is referred to as an AC-Coupled system. In this configuration, the PV inverter is exposed to the output voltage of the battery inverter, making the PV inverter operate and inject power to the AC output connecting the two inverters. The inverters are thus "coupled" with each other and are able to share distributed energy to the required loads.
Regulating Battery Charging in AC Coupling

The Conext family of multi-mode battery inverters are highly versatile and capable of supporting different configurations and applications. Battery charge regulation in Conext inverters is accomplished using a frequency shift variation technique (frequency/power ramp) that utilizes active power reduction versus frequency features of PV inverters. This is a key feature of smart inverters and may be absent in older legacy PV inverters.

The above are excerpts from our "AC Coupling of Inverters" Solutions Guide.
Download the full guide for a complete overview, diagrams, and more.

Highlighted Certificant Benefit
NABCEP Certificants and employees of NABCEP Accredited Companies are eligible for the following discount:

NABCEP has partnered with the PV Operations and Maintenance Forum USA 2015 to offer
certificants an exclusive 
discount of 20% off registration price!

Please contact Sue Pratt at [email protected] for the discount code.

Click Here for a full list of certificant benefits.

Do you have an exclusive benefit to offer our certificants? Email  us at: [email protected]
Save the Dates!
Where: Anaheim, CA
When: September 14-17

PV O&M USA 2015
Where: San Francisco, CA
When: October 20-21
Featured Jobs of the Month

NABCEP now offers a Career Center!
Below are just a few employment opportunities that are available on our website.

The Cadmus Group

New Jersey

Fronius USA

It's Never Too Early to Apply for NABCEP Certification!

Our October 24, 2015 Exam is now full, but we accept applications for professional certification on an ongoing basis. 

Key Dates for Spring 2016 

Application Deadline: January 29, 2016

Exam Date:
April 16, 2016

Click here for more information on how to apply for certification.

Discounted 2011 NEC Books Available

Is your state still using the 2011 NEC?
NABCEP is selling copies starting at the low price of $25.00!

Click Here to purchase a copy!
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