PV100 Solar Installation and Design

PV100 Solar Installation and Design

Event Date(s): 
07/16/12 to 07/20/12
Organized/Hosted by: 
eRenewable Resource Institute


United States

For More Information:

(480) 446-0400

PV100 Solar Installation and Design

Clock Hours: 40

Course Description: This in-person workshop will provide an overview of the basic PV system applications. The goal of this session is to create a fundamental understanding of the core concepts necessary to work with both residential and commercial PV systems. Topics include: system components, site analysis, PV module criteria, mounting solutions, safety, and commissioning. Participants will learn the fundamentals of sizing a residential batteryless grid-tied system, wire sizing, over-current protection, and grounding. This session will also review fundamental design criteria for off-grid stand-alone systems including specifying batteries, controllers, and battery-based inverters.

Students leave this workshop being able to:

* Perform power and energy calculations

* Perform a load analysis for off-grid and batteryless grid-tied systems

* Implement electrical efficiency measures to reduce system size

* Diagram an array and battery bank in series and parallel configurations

* Obtain and apply module specifications

* Determine module performance and array performance given various conditions

* Determine the azimuth and altitude angle of the sun and evaluate shading potential

* List the pros and cons of different mounting structures

* Interpret and apply data from equipment specification sheets

* Size a residential batteryless grid-tied system including the inverter, array, wiring and overcurrent protection

* List the order of commissioning/decommissioning and the potential safety hazards of PV systems

* Identify the proper safety protocols for working with batteries

* Define battery depth of discharge, days of autonomy, equalization and efficiency

* Identify the pros and cons of using valve regulated lead acid (VRLA) versus flooded batteries

* Specify a charge controller

* Specify a battery-based inverter given certain parameters

* Determine acceptable voltage drop for system circuits

* Perform detailed site analysis utilizing commercially available tools

Enrollment is limited

Dates: May 21-25, June 11-15, July 16-20, Aug 13-17, Sept 10-14, Oct 15-19

8am-5pm - Monday – Friday

Workshop Fee: $995

Go to www.eRenewableResource.com and click “REGISTER TODAY” or call us at (480) 446-0400!

Trainings, Workshops, Courses and Seminars
Jim Baxter
Course Instructor Credentials: 
NABCEP PV Installer Certification
Training Provider Credentials: 
Registered provider of the NABCEP Entry-Level PV Exam
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