Solar PV Design Basics & Arrays from Rooftop to Utility-Scale 🗓

— (IEEE PES/IAS) – solar basics, design approaches, NEC 690, examples, array types …

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Meeting Date: Thursday May 18, 2017
Time: 6:00 PM Networking & Dinner; 7:30 PM Presentation
Speaker: Mr. Keene M. Matsuda, Electrical Engineer with Black & Veatch
Location: 7 Hutton Centre Dr, Santa Ana
Cost: The presentation is free and dinner can be purchased for $30 upon arrival, with choices: Chicken, fish, or vegetarian.
Event Details: IEEE Event
We will begin with the sun and solar cell basics, then cover some of the more unique design basics per NEC Article 690. Numerous examples of the different technologies and array types will be highlighted.

Bio: Mr. Matsuda has 36 years of experience as an electrical engineer, with a specialty in power distribution systems for a wide variety of utility, industrial, aviation, energy, institutional, and health care type of projects. Mr. Matsuda earned a BSEE from UC Berkeley, and is licensed to practice in 8 states. Mr. Matsuda is a senior member of the IEEE, has served on the PES Governing Board as Representative for Regions 1-7, and is a current member of two IEEE/PES technical committees on Wind and Solar Plants, Collections System Design, and Grounding for Personal Safety. Keene first started working in solar in 1981 at the PG&E research center in San Ramon where he worked for 5 years. His last major solar assignment was as the engineering manager/electrical engineer for Black & Veatch’s first true solar EPC project: 36 MW in Gila Bend, Arizona, for APS.