SEIA Hosts Inaugural Codes Conference to Help Industry Continue Solar Energy’s Rapid Growth
The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) is hosting its inaugural Codes & Standards Symposium Mar. 7-8, gathering the industry and stakeholders in Santa Barbara, Calif., to discuss the patchwork of requirements to install solar on homes and buildings. The event comes after a year of torrid growth for solar, which grew 95 percent in 2016 and doubled its previous annual record. The symposium will feature the industry’s foremost experts sharing their knowledge of the complex world of solar codes and standards, which are key to driving solar’s continued rapid expansion. The event will advance the industry’s technical and regulatory knowledge of permitting, technology, codes (building, fire, structural and electrical) and standards developments in the solar market.
Charlie Gay, Director of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Solar Energy Technologies Office, will keynote the symposium, topping an agenda filled with leaders from across the solar industry. Specifically designed by and for solar codes and standards professionals and their colleagues in research, design, and marketing, symposium attendees will gain insights on today’s biggest issues, including:
Solar Structural Codes Innovations
Solar Fire, Energy and Building Codes Development
Solar Electrical Code Development
Unlocking Solar Markets: Permitting and AHJ Engagement
Harmonization of International and U.S. Solar Standards and Implications for the U.S. Market
Developments in PV System Fire Testing and Certification
Industry Proposals to Revise the Solar Mounting and Racking Standard (UL 2703)
SEIA helps its members and the industry actively monitor and develop codes and standards to foster a strong solar industry and facilitate solar’s deployment.