Common Installation Errors and Consequences for PV Installations

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IEEE PES Baltimore & Technical Presentation on January 17, 2023 from 12 PM to 1 PM Eastern Time. Please join us for this IEEE PES event and feel free to share the event with your network. Registration will be open until the night before the event. The virtual meeting information will be sent and emailed to registrants of the event. 

In this webinar we will discuss common installation errors and associated consequences on PV installations. We will cover several installation categories, such as wire management, inverters, Rapid Shutdown Devices (RSDs) and then take a deeper dive on a more common cause of rooftop solar fires: connectors.

All of these components must last at least 25 years and if they’re not properly installed, they can lead to electrical failures and significant safety risks. We will discuss best practices to avoid these risks and share some helpful field management tools for effective construction, operations and maintenance.

Fieldwork Management Tool SolarGrade:; Explainer Video for Solargrade:

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  • Date: 17 Jan 2023
  • Time: 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
  • All times are (UTC-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
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  • Co-sponsored by Helio Volta
  • Starts 07 January 2023 10:55 PM
  • Ends 16 January 2023 10:55 PM
  • All times are (UTC-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
  • No Admission Charge


James Nagel P.E. James Nagel P.E. of Helio Volta


James Nagel has his degree is in Mechanical Engineering, and his Professional Engineering (PE) license is in electrical. James has been working in renewable energy for over a decade. He first got involved with a lot of thermal events and root cause analyses and understand these common mistakes that lead to significant safety risks, production loss, and costly lawsuits.

Join for a discussion on installation practices and avoidance of these issues.



12:00 PM - 12:05 PM - IEEE PES Baltimore chapter introduction of the Speaker

12:05 PM  - 12:40 PM - Presentation by Speaker 

12:40 PM to 12:55 PM - Questions and Answers (Q&A)

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