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
Prerequisites: Must have taken PV101, 202, and 201L or be actively working in the PV field. We will have a similar system as PV101 for opting in students who may not meet these prerequisites, please call for more details 970-963-8855.
-Course instructor credentials not provided-
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