Solar PV Systems II

Solar PV Systems II


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.

Solar PV Systems II

Dates: July 19,26, Aug. 2, 9, 16, 2014

Sessions: 5 Saturdays

Fee: $1,500.00
Location: One Pace Plaza, New York, NY 10038

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Course Format

5 Days: 40 Hours; Offered Saturdays, 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Instructor led.

Cost $1500

Prerequisite: Solar PV Design and Installation Basics or equivalent knowledge

financing options; sallie mae; payment plan; private education loan


Course Description

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.


You Will Learn To

  • 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.


Mechanical Design
• 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)

Electrical Design
• 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.

Project Management
• Local utility requirements.
• Permitting and applications (DOB)
• Good working ethics

Financial Management
• Net metering in the US
• Incentive programs
• System cost and pay back