Solar Webinar Replays

Missed one of our webinar sessions on Solar? All of our past sessions have been recorded and published here for your convenience.

Multi-Unit Systems with XW Pro

Are you designing larger, more complex solar storage systems? Join Sandra and Eric, our Application Engineers, to learn what multi-unit, multi-cluster systems would look like using Schneider Electric’s XW series inverters. You’ll also see installation best practices on power distribution accessories and with an external transfer switch.

Battery Selection and Sizing for Solar Storage Systems

Join Eric Bentsen for this webinar on battery selection and system sizing. With so many storage solutions on the market, being able to understand the value proposition of different battery technologies is an important aspect of system design. Knowing how to properly size a system is the key to customer satisfaction.

AC Coupling vs DC Coupling

Join Eric Bentsen for the webinar on AC Coupling vs DC Coupling. Whether retrofitting an existing PV system or designing from the ground up, it is important to know the advantages and disadvantages of how your PV is coupled to the storage system.

Conext MPPT 80 600 Solar Charge Controller Installation and Programming Best Practices

Join Sandra Herrera for this technical webinar on Conext™ MPPT80 600 solar charge controllers. The MPPT 80 A 600 Vdc solar charge controller offers optimum system performance for DC coupled solar and storage installations, with easy, flexible installation of large PV arrays.

In this webinar, you will learn the MPPT 80 600 charge controller’s functions, features as well as installation, programming best practices. Additionally, we will discuss NEC 2017 690.11, 690.12, and 690.15 and how it applies to this solar charge controller.

Xanbus for Solar application

In this webinar, we will focus on Xanbus networks, a type of communications network enabling communications and interactivity of Conext™ inverters and accessories.

Correct device communications and robustness of the communication network is crucial for your Conext™ solar system for reliable functioning and with maximum performance

Understanding of Xanbus networks will help you, the designers and installers of Conext™ solar systems, to select the best topology and aggregation of the devices ensuring stable operation of the Conext system over the years.

    Introduction to XW Pro UL for Solar + Storage Systems

    In this webinar, Sandra Herrera provides an overview of our new hybrid inverter/charger, XW Pro, including features and applications.

    XW Pro solar hybrid inverter/charger is a future-ready solution that is designed as the ultimate backup power and off-grid performance solution for solar & storage applications. The XW Pro 120/240V is compliant with Rule 21, HECO Rule 14H, UL 1741 SA and PREPA.

    Rapid Shutdown Compliance for Solar + Storage Systems

    Schneider Electric’s MPPT Disconnect RS is a multi-feature NEC 2017 compliant device that will allow the Conext series inverters to have rapid shutdown compliance, arc fault protection, and remote shutdown capabilities. Join our 30 min webinar to learn about one of the easiest to use rapid shutdown products on the market for DC-coupled system.

    How to Create A New Site on Conext™ Insight 2

    Conext™ Insight 2 is Schneider Electric’s powerful yet intuitive cloud-based solar energy management platform for residential and commercial users. Conext™ Insight 2 introduces a range of new features designed to enhance the single site or multi-site management experience.

    In this webinar you will learn how to get started on Conext™ Insight2 and how to create your own site.

    AC Coupling for Solar Applications

    This webinar focused on the AC coupled systems, concentrating on why and how we use AC coupled systems in solar applications with your Conext™ storage inverters.

    In this webinar you will learn:

    • What is an AC Coupled system
    • What are the advantages and limitations of AC Coupled systems
    • How AC Coupling works with generators
    • How to effectively size batteries and PV strings within AC Coupled systems
    • How to install and configure AC Coupled systems
    • How to install 3-phase in AC Coupled systems

    Battery Technologies for Solar Applications

    Batteries are a vitally important component of your solar system. Understanding the basics of battery theory and battery sizing will help enable you to pick the best batteries and size them for your application. Additionally, in combination with applications, understanding how to maintain batteries will help you get top performance, improve longevity, and lower cost of your battery based solar system. In this webinar you will learn:

    • The essentials of general battery theory
    • How to recognize the advantages and disadvantages of typical battery types
    • How to successfully maintain batteries
    • How to effectively size batteries for:
      • off-grid applications
      • DC coupled on-grid applications
      • AC coupled on-grid applications

    How to upgrade firmware on your Conext™ edge devices

    Upgrading your system is highly important as often improves product stability, contains new features, and protects you from network security vulnerabilities to help keep your system safe from emerging cyber threats. Consequently, Schneider Electric recommends that you update the firmware on your Conext™ devices whenever new firmware becomes available. In this webinar you will learn:

    • How to find your Conext™ Gateway or Conext™ Combox on your network
    • How to upgrade your Conext™ device using the Conext™ Gateway or the Conext™ Combox
    • How to prevent issues when upgrading your backup or off-grid power system.
    • How to recover from an unsuccessful upgrade.

    Commercial Off-grid Solutions – Part 1
    1.2 billion people around the world have no access to grid power. The demand for commercial off-grid solar system with storage is on the rise. In this video, you’ll learn Schneider Electric’s offerings for commercial off-grid applications including Conext™ XW+ and SW inverters, Conext™ MPPT charge controllers and the monitoring solutions.

    Commercial Off-grid Solutions – Part 2
    In this video, you’ll learn the eight steps to design an off-grid solar system.
    Step 1: determine load profile
    Step 2: site optimization and control
    Step 3: assess installation
    Step 4: size the inverters
    Step 5: size the solar array
    Step 6: size the battery bank
    Step 7: size back-up power sources
    Step 8: validate and finalize design
    Commercial Off-grid Solutions – Part 3
    In the last section, we’re looking at commercial off-grid case studies from all over the world. You’ll see how these systems are used, where they’re used and what are up and running. The installations shown in this video include community electrification, schools / clinics, ATMs / gas stations, and telecom towers.
    Conext™ Viewer Quickstart Video Part 1
    Conext™ Viewer is the local and remote Human Machine Interface for the Conext SmartGen™ PowerSystem. This video provides a step by step guide to first time users on how to obtain login credentials and how to perform “sync” before your site visit.
    Conext™ Viewer Quickstart Video Part 2
    In this video, you’ll learn how to connect Conext™ Viewer to the Conext SmartGen™ inverter.
    Conext™ Viewer Quickstart Video Part 3
    In this video, you’ll learn how to perform your day-to-day operations using Conext™ Viewer such as monitoring power systems.
    Conext™ XW+ Inverter – Product Knowledge Series Part 1 – Unboxing
    Eric Bentsen, Sales Application Engineer shows the inside of the Conext™ XW+ hybrid inverter package and all the connection points. Adaptable and scalable, the Schneider Electric Conext™ XW+ system is the ideal solution for grid-interactive and off-grid, residential and commercial, solar and backup power applications.
    Conext™ XW+ Inverter – Product Knowledge Series Part 2 – User Interface
    This video explains the user interface of the Conext™ XW+ hybrid inverter. Adaptable and scalable, the Schneider Electric Conext™ XW+ system is the ideal solution for grid-interactive and off-grid, residential and commercial, solar and backup power applications.
    Conext™ XW+ System – Product Knowledge Series Part 1 – Overview
    An overview of the Conext™ XW+ system including inverter, battery monitor, communications and monitoring device, control panel, charge controller and power distribution panel mounted on a backing plate. Adaptable and scalable, the Schneider Electric Conext™ XW+ system is the ideal solution for grid-interactive and off-grid, residential and commercial, solar and backup power applications.
    Conext™ XW+ System – Product Knowledge Series Part 2 – Mounting Considerations
    You have the perfect location for your Conext™ XW+ system, what’s next? In this video, Eric Bentsen, Sales Application Engineer goes through some of the considerations when mounting the Conext™ XW+ system.
    Conext™ XW+ System – Product Knowledge Series Part 3 – Power Flow
    From a Conext™ MPPT charge controller to Conext™ Mini PDP to the Conext™ XW+ inverter, take a look inside of the the Conext™ XW+ system and learn what power flows to where.
    Conext™ MPPT 80 600 – Product Knowledge Series – Unboxing
    In this unboxing video, Eric also walks through the wiring compartment of the charge controller. The Conext™ MPPT 80 600 solar charge controller offers integration features and top performance that allows for large PV array systems to be easily installed and connected to the battery bank at the lower overall cost.
    Conext™ MPPT 60 150 – Product Knowledge Series Part 1 – Unboxing
    What should you expect when you open a box of the Conext™ MPPT 60 150 charge controller? Eric will walk through the product and accessories. He also opens the bottom front cover to show the wiring terminals, the ground fault fuses and the Xanbus ports.
    Conext™ MPPT 60 150 – Product Knowledge Series Part 2 – Menu Structure
    In this video, Eric reviews the menu structure of the Conext™ MPPT 60 150. The Conext™ MPPT 60 150 charge controller tracks the maximum power point of a PV array to deliver the maximum available current for the charging batteries.
    The Conext™ CL-60 Installation Part 1 – Mounting
    This video explains how to inventory and mount the Conext™ CL-60A and the Conext™ CL-60E PV grid-tie inverters from Schneider Electric.
    The Conext™ CL-60 Installation Part 2 – Electrical Connections
    This video explains how to make power and communications connects on the Conext™ CL-60A and Ceonxt™ CL-60E PV grid-tie inverters from Schneider Electric.
    The Conext™ CL-60 Installation Part 3 – Commissioning
    This video explains how to commission the Conext™ CL-60A and Conext™ CL-60E PV grid-tie inverters from Schneider Electric and get it up and running.
    The Conext™ CL-60 Fuse Replacement
    This video explains how to replace an expended PV fuse on the Conext™ CL-60A and the Conext™ CL-60E PV grid-tie inverters from Schneider Electric.
    The Conext™ CL-60 External Fan Replacement
    This video explains how to replace the external cooling fans on the Conext™ CL-60A and the Ceonxt™ CL-60E PV grid-tie inverters from Schneider Electric.
    The Conext™ CL-60 DC SPD Replacement
    This video explains how to diagnose and replace expended DC Surge Protection Devices on the Conext™ CL-60A and Conext™ CL-60E PV grid-tie inverters from Schneider Electric.
    Advanced monitoring with the Conext™ ComBox |
    December, 2016
    See how you can boost performance and simplify maintenance with any Conext™ inverter or charge controller solution from Schneider Electric with the Conext ComBox. We’ll show you how to leverage data-logging, and remote access and control to reduce operating costs and maintain strong relationships with your customers.
    WATCH NOW to learn about advanced monitoring with the
    Conext ComBox.
    Using Li-ion batteries with the Conext line of products | October 26, 2016
    Li-ion batteries are increasingly replacing the traditional lead-acid batteries in several applications due to their performance, long-life and simplicity. With this presentation you will learn how you can select, design and install Li-ion batteries with your preferred and proven Conext series of products to build new hybrid systems, or to retrofit existing systems.
    WATCH NOW to learn the fundamentals of Li-ion batteries and how to use them with the Conext line of products.
    Building Containerized Solutions with Conext XW+ | September 28, 2016
    Mobile and independent solar containerized systems provide electricity to remote locations. These offer an excellent solution with easy and fast installation. With this presentation you will learn how our products and solutions are used in containerized solutions around the globe to solve the problem of deploying a portable power system.
    WATCH NOW to learn the fundamentals of using Schneider Electric inverters for containerized applications.
    DC Coupled Systems | August 17, 2016
    In regions of the world where the grid is not reliable or energy prices are high, solar PV and energy storage can provide piece of mind, as well as an opportunity for investment by offsetting high energy prices. With this presentation you will learn how to leverage solar with energy storage to bring the greatest advantages to your customers.
    WATCH NOW to learn the fundamentals of using Schneider Electric inverters with battery storage for self-consumption and battery backup applications.
    Adding a Battery Backup to an existing PV System – Part 2 | May 16, 2016
    Home and small commercial owners of grid-tie PV systems want to be prepared in the case of a power outrage. The installed grid-tie system is not capable of providing back-up power and customers are reaching out to installers to add a battery back-up solution to their existing system.
    WATCH NOW to gain a better understanding of how to plan and design a battery-based backup system
    Adding a Battery Backup to an existing PV System – Part 1 | May 16, 2016
    Home and small commercial owners of grid-tie PV systems want to be prepared in the case of a power outrage. The installed grid-tie system is not capable of providing back-up power and customers are reaching out to installers to add a battery back-up solution to their existing system.
    WATCH NOW to gain a better understanding of how to plan and design a battery-based backup system
    Conext XW+ Installation & Basic Setup | July 16, 2015
    This intermediate technical training is designed to help you configure and install complex off-grid and hybrid systems with the Conext XW+. Topics covered include advanced features, operating modes such as Priority Power and Grid Sell, applications, and more.
    WATCH NOW to gain a better understanding of the higher-level capabilities of the XW+ system.
    Solar Inverter/Chargers 101 | June 9, 2015
    This is an introduction to battery based and grid tie inverters, and is intended for solar professionals and anyone interested in exploring this topic.
    WATCH NOW and learn:
    -battery based VS grid tie inverters
    -the evolution of solar charge controllers
    -basic sizing concepts
    Introduction to the Conext XW+ Hybrid Inverter/Charger | June 11, 2015
    This webinar training is designed to deliver a solid working knowledge of Schneider Electric’s Conext XW+ hybrid inverter/charger, and the applications it supports. If you are a solar professional who wants to gain a basic understanding of off-grid solar, self-consumption, and long-term backup for homes, small businesses and remote communities.
    WATCH NOW to gain a fundamental understanding of how the Conext XW+ can support these various battery-based applications and obtain valuable knowledge that will help you with your next solar project.
    Introduction to the Conext SW Hybrid Inverter/Charger | June 23, 2015
    This webinar training is designed to deliver a solid working knowledge of Schneider Electric’s Conext SW hybrid inverter/charger, and the applications it supports. This training is open to solar professionals who want to gain a basic understanding of residential backup power, off-grid solar, and self consumption.
    WATCH NOW to gain a fundamental understanding of how the Conext SW can support these various battery-based applications and obtain valuable knowledge that will help you with your next solar project.