This course will build upon the core concepts learned from Solar PV Design and Installation Basics class. In this 40 -hour, instructor - led, hands - on class students will learn to develop systems based on real world plans and specifications. You will learn to how to read plans and blueprints, do a site analysis, and design and maintain a Solar PV system. Other topics include mechanical and electrical design and project and financial management. This class is for those who are serious about increasing their skill level in the Solar PV industry as installers, electricians, inspectors, design consultants and salesperson.
Date: May 9, 16, 30, June 6, 13, 2015
Days: 5 Saturdays 9am-5:30pm
Location: One Pace Plaza, New York, NY 10038
Course #: 90721
You will learn to build upon the core concepts learned from Solar PV Design and Installation Basics class. This class is ideal for anyone who truly wants to advance their knowledge and/or earn their personal certification(s) as photovoltaic installers of solar power systems with further understanding of solar power systems.
Review and extend knowledge of structural calculations
Work with schematic drawings
Explore more of the NEC code, as related to system design
Commissioning and troubleshooting the P V system
Understanding and applying local utility requirements to your design
Project management of the solar project
Understand net metering and financial incentives
Who Should Enroll
This class is for electricians, solar and electrical contractors, master electricians, general contractors, electrical inspectors, design and consulting engineers and any interested working in the solar field.
• Selecting the right materials for the right job.
• Different mounting systems and attachment methods.
• Wind load and structural calculations.
• Considering local building and electrical requirements.
• Introduction to layout drawings, string diagrams (AutoCAD)
• System sizing and efficiency considerations.
• Selecting the right module.
• Selecting and sizing the inverter.
• System design using on-line tools.
• NEC and electric design.
• UL listing and PV design.
• Interconnection point.
• Grounding methods
• Commissioning the system.
• Trouble shooting.
• Local utility requirements.
• Permitting and applications (DOB)
• Good working ethics
• Net metering in the US
• Incentive programs
• System cost and pay back