PV305: Advanced Photovoltaic (PV) System Design and Operation for the PV Professional

Organized/Hosted by: 
Georgia Institute of Technology
Event Date(s): 
Thursday, December 13, 2018 to Wednesday, December 19, 2018


Georgia Institute of Technology
North Avenue, Atlanta, GA 30332
United States

This course is designed to prepare students for a deep understanding of work as a PV installation professional. In depth coverage of the National Electric Code (NEC 2017) and other best practices are presented for residential and commercial-scale systems. Lessons dive into site preplanning, technology system components, system sizing, mechanical integration, electrical integration, utility connection, inspection and commissioning, operations/maintenance/troubleshooting, and economic analysis.

NEC requirements for design and installation are highlighted including overcurrent protection, disconnects, labeling, conduit and conduit sizing. Special focus is given on proper plan sets including one-line electrical diagrams. The course will employ spreadsheets and modeling tools to allow for practical design. Some hands-on experience with high-end tools such as the PV Analyzer will be given.

While the course focuses on grid-interactive systems, some attention will be paid to battery-based systems.

The course provides the 40 hours for NABCEP’s PV Installation Professional accreditation as required from an accredited institution and is offered on-premises at the Georgia Institute of Technology. A certificate from Georgia Tech will be issued.

Course dates: December 13-19, 2018 (5 days)

An optional 6th day (separate cost) of training is offered to explicitly review exam preparation material for the NABCEP PV Installation Professional course.

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Training Information

Prof. Fried Augenbroe & Sol Haroon (EE)
Course Instructor Credentials: 
NABCEP PV Technical Sales Certification
NABCEP PV Installer Certification
Course Hours Count Toward: 
NABCEP Continuing Education PV Installer Recertification