PV150 Solar Installation Lab

PV150 Solar Installation Lab

Event Date(s): 
07/27/12 to 07/29/12
Organized/Hosted by: 
eRenewable Resource Institute


United States

PV150 Solar Installation Lab

Clock Hours: 24

Course Description: This course will provide an overview of the three basic PV system applications, primarily focusing on grid-direct systems. The goal of the course is to create a fundamental understanding of the core concepts necessary to work with all PV systems including: system components, site analysis, PV module criteria, mounting solutions, safety and commissioning. The course will also cover the basics of sizing a residential grid-direct system, wire sizing, overcurrent protection and grounding.

Students leave this workshop being able to:

* Analyze net metering and other incentives that affect the final cost of PV system

* Diagram an array in series and parallel configurations

* Size appropriate disconnects and overcurrent protection

* Discussions on specifications for a given module and determine a module's performance given various environmental conditions

* Determine performance of an array/system based on irradiance changes or for array orientation and tilt angle at a given site

* Determine the magnetic declination, find the orientation and altitude angle of the sun, and evaluate the shade potential for a given site

* Read equipment specification sheets to determine the critical information needed in system design

* Size a residential grid-direct system including the inverter, array, PV source and inverter output circuit conductors (basic) and overcurrent protection

* Determine the number of modules that can fit on a given roof space

* Identify the following wires and components on a three-line diagram of a residential grid-direct system: the array, disconnects, inverters, the equipment grounding conductors, ungrounded conductors, grounded conductors, the grounding electrode(s) and the system grounds

* List the order of commissioning and potential safety hazards for grid-direct

Enrollment is limited

Dates: June 1-3, July 27-29, Sept 21-23, Nov 30-Dec 2

8am-5pm - Friday-Sunday

Workshop Fee: $895

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

Trainings, Workshops, Courses and Seminars
James Eastman
Course Instructor Credentials: 
NABCEP PV Installer Certification
Training Provider Credentials: 
ISPQ Continuing Education Provider Accreditation
Registered provider of the NABCEP Entry-Level PV Exam
Course Hours Count Toward:

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