REPV(A): Advanced Design & Installation of PV Systems

REPV(A): Advanced Design & Installation of PV Systems

Event Date(s): 
11/13/17 to 11/17/17
Organized/Hosted by: 
NC Clean Energy Technology Center at NC State University


NC Clean Energy Technology Center
1575 Varsity Drive, Module 4 Entrance
North Carolina
United States

For More Information:

(919) 513-4790

This 40-hour course covers advanced topics to consider when designing commercial and utility -scale PV systems. The REPV: Renewable Energy Generation with PV Systems (or equivalent) is required before taking this advanced course.

This course counts for the 40 hour advanced PV course education requirement found in SEC 3.5 of the NABCEP Candidate Handbook needed to sit for the NABCEP PV Installation Professional Certification Exam. The bulk of this week-long workshop covers topics relating to the National Electrical CodeĀ® (NEC) requirements for PV systems and prepares the participant for proper code compliance, wire sizing, equipment specifications, permit processing, commissioning and other necessary steps in the design and installation phases of residential and commercial systems. Activities in this workshop include designing a multiple inverter commercial PV system, from choosing equipment to processing forms, and a tour of commercial PV systems.

Learning Objectives
At the end of the class, you should be able to:
Identify optimum sites for solar electric systems using IV curve tracer; shading live system; Pathfinder
Calculate inverter efficiency
Navigate and interpret NEC Article 690
Identify and interpret required disconnects, combiner specifications, mechanical drawings
Calculate tilt angle; inter-row shading
Understand commissioning
Troubleshoot ground faults
Design and wire diagram a complex commercial scale system

Trainings, Workshops, Courses and Seminars
David DelVecchio
Course Instructor Credentials: 
ISPQ Affiliated Master Trainer Certification
NABCEP PV Installer Certification
Training Provider Credentials: 
Registered provider of the NABCEP Entry-Level PV Exam
Course Hours Count Toward:

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