Solar Photovoltaic Systems Installer
-Introduction to Solar Photovoltaics:
Covers the basic concepts of PV systems and their components, along with general sizing and electrical/mechanical design requirements. Also, provides an overview of performance analysis and troubleshooting. Successful completion of this module will help prepare trainees for the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) PV Associate credential.
Explains how to determine customer needs, assess site-specific safety hazards, conduct a site survey, and identify a suitable location for the PV array and other system components. Also explains how to acquire and interpret solar radiation and temperature data.
Describes system design considerations, including array configurations, component selection, and wire sizing. Also covers bonding, grounding, and the selection of overcurrent protection and disconnects.
--System Installation and Inspection:
Explains how to use the information from the site assessment and system design documents to safely install a photovoltaic array and other system components.
--Maintenance and Troubleshooting:
Covers basic system performance monitoring and troubleshooting procedures, including record-keeping requirements.
--It is recommended that you complete Core Curriculum.
--It is recommended that you successfully complete the following modules from the Electrical curriculum: Electrical Level One, Modules 26101 through 26111; Electrical Level Two, Modules 26201, 26205, 26206, and 26208 through 26211; Electrical Level Three, Modules 26301 and 26302; and Electrical Level Four, Modules 26403 and 26413.
Read the Associate Handbook for further credentialing information.
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Course Format Options: Online, In-Person, Hybrid
Length: 145 Hours
Qualifies for PV Associate Exam: Yes