PV101: Solar Electric Design and Installation (Grid-Direct)

Organized/Hosted by: 
Solar Energy International
Event Date(s): 
Monday, April 10, 2017 to Friday, April 14, 2017

Location:

Solar Energy International
39845 Mathews Lane
Paonia
Colorado
United States
Price: 
$ 995

PV101 is your gateway to a career in the solar industry.  It all starts with the fundamentals, and a solid understanding of various components, system architectures, and applications for PV systems.  Other topics include site analysis, system sizing, array configuration, and performance estimation; electrical design characteristics such as wiring, overcurrent protection, and grounding; a detailed look at module and inverter specifications and characteristics; mounting methods for various roof structures and ground­mounts; and an introduction to safely and effectively commissioning grid­-direct PV systems.  This course focuses on grid-­direct PV systems, the largest and fastest growing segment of the PV industry, but covers material critical to understanding all types of PV systems.  These core concepts are expanded on in SEI’s upper ­level PV courses, which focus more specifically on particular system types, applications and design methodologies.Prerequisites: Completion of our free online RE100 Introduction to Renewable Energy, is highly recommended.This workshop includes 5 days of classroom lecture with tours, in addition to approximately a 1/2 day of labs. Students receive an introductory level hands-on experience through the opportunity to work on lab kits.  Students will wire a grid-direct system, including the inverter, disconnects, racking, and grounding, using commercially available components and small 20-watt modules.

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Email Address: 
Phone: 
+1 970-527-7657

Training Information

Training Provider Credentials: 
ISPQ Training Program Accreditation
Registered provider of the NABCEP Entry-Level PV Exam