[act-ma] BASEA Forum - Thursday, June 13th: Solar PV Resiliency during Power Outages (+ Solar Picnic!)

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*Boston Area Solar Energy Association Forum: Thursday, June 13th, 2013*

*/Solar PV Resiliency during
Power Outages/*
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/Most solar systems are 'grid-tied' and automatically shut down when 
there is a grid failure, a measure required for protection of utility 
repair crews. Until the grid is restored, the power generated by solar 
photovoltaic (PV) panel arrays cannot be used; although the sun is 
shining, the solar-powered home is at the mercy of utility crew repair 
backlog, just like any other home in the outage area.//


New methods to utilize solar PV power during outages are breaking this 
impasse:
- The SMA Sunny Boy 3000-5000 TL series inverters feature a built-in 
Secure Power switch, providing 1.5kW of isolated 120VAC power
- 'hybrid' PV options exist, such as a low-cost do-it-yourself 1kW 
grid-independent system

/Local energy expert Jim Dunn will present an overview of new options 
for providing useful solar power during utility power outages. Jim will 
also offer his encouraging view of the solar PV market in 2013 and 
beyond, and, if time allows, a demonstration of some cutting-edge, 
low-cost LED technology./

/Hear the latest from an insider at the June BASEA Forum! /

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Location: First Parish in Cambridge Unitarian Universalist; 3 Church 
Street, Harvard Square

Time: Doors open at 7:00 p.m.; Presentation begins at 7:30 p.m

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/Jim Dunn is the President of Future Solar Systems LLC and has over 30 
years experience in a variety of high technology ventures. He was 
Technical Advisor to the MIT 2007 Solar Decathlon Zero Energy Home, has 
written numerous papers and presentations on various alternative energy 
topics like Fuel Cells, Hydrogen, Energy Storage, Solar Energy, and 
Hybrid Electric vehicles, and has spoken at over 35 international 
conferences.
Mr. Dunn has a BSEE from WPI, and is the Co-founder of the WPI Venture 
Forum.
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