ENERGY 141 Electrical & Mechanical Applications for Solar Installers 4 Units

Organized/Hosted by: 
Herzfeld / American River College (ARC)
Event Date(s): 
Saturday, January 14, 2017 to Wednesday, May 17, 2017


United States

ENERGY 141 Electrical & Mechanical Applications for Solar Installers 4 Units

Prerequisite: ENERGY 140 with a grade of "C" or better
Green Course Green Course
Hours: 54 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB

Description: This is an advanced course in Solar Photovoltaic (PV) energy. Topics include using hardware and software tools for shading and correctly orientating solar panels, the effect PV panel orientation has on system power output and efficiency, what effect optimum PV panel loading has on power produced, and how to perform a load analysis on a residence. Additionally, it covers the use of various manufacturers' software to calculate PV panel string sizing for optimum efficiency when working with grid-tie inverters. National Electrical Code (NEC) and fire code wire sizing, fusing, and other safety instructions and procedures are stressed. The successful completion of this course and ENERGY 142 qualify students to take the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) entry level achievement exam leading to the NABCEP PV Installation Professional Certificate. Field trips may be required.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 14-May 17

TTh 04:30PM-05:50PM LEC M.Herzfeld ARC MAIN Tech Ed 321 19147 Textbook
TTh 06:00PM-07:20PM LAB M.Herzfeld ARC MAIN Tech Ed 321
Spring 2017 Class Schedule

Updated: December 21, 2016

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Training Information

Martin Herzfeld
Course Instructor Credentials: 
ISPQ Independent Master Trainer Certification
UL-Certified PV System Installer
Course Hours Count Toward: 
NABCEP Continuing Education PV Installer Recertification
OSHA Construction Safety Training