Advanced Energy’s Solar Consulting Services on Display at Energi Summit

Advanced Energy discussed alternative energy best practices and risk management at the 2014 Risk Management and Insurance Summit hosted by Energi. The conference, held in San Antonio, Texas, attracted over 750 attendees from across the nation focused on pioneering the energy industry. Energi policyholders and insurance brokers sought information about the growing renewable sector. These policyholders represented a range of energy service companies, from solar installers to oil trucking companies to utility line installers.

The main goal of the conference was to highlight new concepts and ideas to policyholders that would increase safety awareness and reduce overall insurance claims. Nathan Holder and Shawn Fitzpatrick were invited to attend as experts on renewable best practices in the photovoltaic (PV) industry. “Our main goal was to introduce our solar consulting services to Energi representatives, as well as solar installers, to show how we can help ensure that solar systems are installed with safe and industry best practices to help minimize risks associated with these systems,” explained Holder.

Fitzpatrick served as a subject matter expert for a panel discussion on alternative energy solutions. “Participating in the Alternative Energy Best Practices panel was a valuable opportunity to inform policyholders and insurance brokers of the important safety requirements that have been added to the 2011 and 2014 National Electrical Code for solar PV systems,” he said. “These changes will help increase worker safety and improve PV system fire protection.”

Holder participated in the Energi Safety Fair as a vendor to promote Advanced Energy’s solar consulting services. Advanced Energy offers various solar products and services, including third-party commissioning, design drawing review and code compliance inspections. The team has a broad range of experience in PV systems, having inspected over 30 large-scale installations and finding over 850 NEC violations. On average, 36 NEC violations are identified per installation.

In addition to representing Advanced Energy, Holder and Fitzpatrick enjoyed the big draws of the event: a keynote from former President George W. Bush and a field trip to Knibbe Ranch. The flare of San Antonio was showcased on the visit with mechanical bull rides, live music, a full rodeo and a fireworks show. Both gentlemen are looking forward to next year’s conference in Washington, D.C.

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