Renewable Energy Systems show strong Returns on Investment (ROI) and energy storage appears to add to the benefits at the bottom line.

Learn the elements of energy storage for residential and commercial clients with this introductory overview of the field, led by expert Chris LaForge. You’ll access an in-depth lecture, and develop a “Load Profile” using Chris’ Excel spread sheet tool. This tool will help students practice defining the client load for an off-grid application or for the critical loads of a grid-tied system with storage. Understanding Residential and Commercial Energy Storage is just $40! 

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Learning Objectives

  • Understand basic battery concepts
  • Compare and contrast competing battery chemistries
  • Choose between product lines
  • Critically review new battery offerings

Participants will gain understanding of: Current battery types, system configurations, leading product lines, design elements and issues … and more! Enroll today.

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About instructor Christopher LaForge – Master Trainer (IREC), Great Northern Solar

Christopher LaForge is the CEO of Great Northern Solar and a NABCEP certified photovoltaic installer-emeritus. He has been designing, specifying, and installing systems since 1988. He has been an instructor with the MREA since 1993 teaching Advanced Photovoltaic design and installation and is an ISPQ Affiliated Master Trainer. For over 29 years, Christopher has been deploying renewable energy systems for both the grid interactive and off-grid markets. A strong advocate for clean energy production, Christopher volunteers with the Midwest Renewable Energy Association, the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (as a member of the Board of Directors until 2015, now as Chair of the BOD Nominations Committee), and the Northern Futures Foundation. Christopher has developed training for contractors, administrators, project managers, and the public. Clients have included: The Gwich’in in Northern Alaska, the City of Minneapolis, Hennepin and St. Louis County in Minnesota, the Madison Area Technical College, and several other colleges. He has trained many electrical contractors in the greater Midwest and beyond. Christopher has a master’s degree in Philosophy concentrating in Ethics and Non-Violence from the UW-Madison and is an organic gardener.

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