This course is an instructor-led, three day class will review the codes and standards containing detailed requirements for the proper design and installation of PV systems. This class is a must for those responsible for code enforcement, including municipalities and Department of Buildings inspectors. PV installers who wish to pursue additional PV - specific and electrical training and work closely with the local permitting and inspecting authorities to perform code-compliant installations will also benefit from this class.
This class is offered for groups only.
For more information, contact
Barbara Woodworth, Program Manager
Building officials must be familiar with Solar PV System installations and the code supporting them, since the number of these systems in their jurisdictions is constantly increasing. This class will provide building inspectors with the background needed to properly inspect the PV system installations they will encounter. The class will review the codes and standards containing detailed requirements for the proper design and installation of PV systems.
Determine and understand how each part of a Solar PV systems interacts with the other parts
Understand the electric code requirements and see how a system meets those requirements
Read and evaluate plans and schematic drawings
Fully install two different mounting and installation systems
Who Should Enroll
Inspectors from the Buildings departments of small and large municipalities. Also benefitting will be PV installers who want to know exactly how their designs and installations will be inspected and evaluated.
Various methods and hardware
Electrical Pt 1
Renewable Energy System Components
Electrical Pt 2
Renewable Energy Components Cont’d
AC / DC Disconnects
Means of Interconnection
System / Component Grounding
Plan and Schematic Review
1 Line, 3 Line Electrical Drawings
2-3 Different Mounting Systems
(2 ballasted flat roof, 1 roof racking)
2 Different PV systems
(1 central inverter, 1 micro inverter)