This intensive, advanced training is designed for solar professionals already working in the PV industry who want to take their skills to the next level. Students in this class will learn the theory behind and gain hands-on experience with a wide range of state-of-the-art analytical tools. The class will focus on PV system operations and maintenance, performance evaluation, and troubleshooting techniques using tools such as the IV Curve Tracer, Insulation Resistance Tester, Thermal Camera, Multimeter, and Clamp-On Meter.
Define purpose and analyze results from various test tools used during commissioning, performance evaluation, operations and maintenance, and troubleshooting.
Define the theory, procedures, and processes behind insulation resistance testing, IV curve tracing, infrared cameras and thermal imaging, performance evaluation, and troubleshooting.
Demonstrate proper set-up, use, and function of PV test tools including: IV curve tracers, insulation resistance testers, and thermal cameras.
Evaluate the performance of working systems using correct and complete field procedures.
Troubleshoot and locate common PV array and system faults using appropriate methodologies and testing tools
This course is offered in a 3-day or 5-day format. The 5-day course is held at SEI's Colorado training center. The 3-day course is hosted by SEI training partners in various locations. Both versions of this course are taught by SEI instructors.
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