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NABCEP Solar Training Program

May 01, 2017 - May 05, 2017

08:00 AM - 05:00 PM

UVICELL - St. Thomas

This 40-hour course will prepare you to sit for the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) Photovoltaic (PV) Entry Level certification. The class is open to individuals seeking a new career in the solar industry, contractors, home-owners or experienced individuals that need to prepare and sit the certification exam.

You will learn solar fundamentals:  basic electricity, celestial mechanics, energy efficiency, solar markets and applications, system design, system components, construction safety and solar tools.  Through hands-on practice, students gain experience in mounting solar panels, racking with roof penetrations, wiring inverters, DC and AC disconnects and load center/service panels.

By the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Explain the benefits of energy efficiency
  • State the advantages and disadvantages of the PV market
  • Understand and define the fundamentals of electricity
  • List the components of a PV module array and the factors that determine PV module performance
  • Identify all components necessary for the balance of a system
  • Define various terminologies related to site evaluation
  • Design both Grid-Tied and Off-Grid PV systems
  • Learn how to install a PV system, maintain it, and troubleshoot potential problems
  • Know all safety measures necessary during installation

Course fees include a course textbook, other resource materials and certification exam.  Students are asked to bring a calculator, pen or pencil and note paper to class.

Fee: $1,700 

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