Photovoltaic Training Series - Custer
Mon, Feb 17, 2020, 9:00 AM – Thu, Feb 20, 2020, 5:00 PM
Basic Photovoltaics (PV 101) - Monday
This 8-hour course uses a combination of lecture and classroom activities to teach the basics of photovoltaic (PV) systems. Participants will learn how PV systems work, diagram the four PV system types, describe and identify components, understand the best application and limitations of each system type, define the solar window, make energy efficiency recommendations, estimate system loads, and understand the basics of PV site assessment.
PV Site Assessment (PV 201) - Tuesday
This 8-hour course uses classroom discussion, exercises, and activities to demonstrate how to perform a PV site assessment for a home or small business. Students are provided with the MREA PV Site Assessment Report Template and the MREA’s PV Cost Modeling tool. Topics covered in this course include: load profiles and consumption history, energy efficiency and fuel switching opportunities, site-specific shade analysis, array and balance of system location recommendation parameters, and client financing options. Participants will learn how to access and use online tools for assessing the solar resource, perform site-specific PV system sizing, determine energy production of a recommended PV system size, estimate system costs, and evaluate existing infrastructure on the site. (Prerequisite: Basic Photovoltaics)
PV System Design (PV 202) - Wed & Thurs
This 16-hour course uses a series of presentations, exercises, calculators and tools to teach the basic step-by-step process of designing a utility-interactive residential (or small commercial) PV system. Participants will use site assessments, manufacturer specification sheets and case studies to learn about selecting appropriate equipment, sizing a PV system, planning the physical layout and calculating electrical values of voltage, current, power and energy.
Intended Audience: Renewable Energy - Solar Electric (PV) * Solar PV Trades
Tuition / Scholarship: The first 18 students who register and successfully complete the series will be reimbursed the $770 course cost as a scholarship from Focus on Energy. Only two employees per company may register for the scholarship upon successful completion of the series.
Payment information: Credit card payments preferred.
Mail check to: SEERA / Focus on Energy, 1 S. Pinkney St., Ste. 340, Madison, WI 53703
CEUs: Successfully completing the series will allow a participant to take the NABCEP PV Associate Exam, if they choose.
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