PV101 is your gateway to a career in the solar industry. It all starts with the fundamentals, and a solid understanding of various components, system architectures, and applications for PV systems. Other topics include site analysis, system sizing, array configuration, and performance estimation; electrical design characteristics such as wiring, overcurrent protection, and grounding; a detailed look at module and inverter specifications and characteristics; mounting methods for various roof structures and groundmounts; and an introduction to safely and effectively commissioning grid-direct PV systems. This course focuses on grid-direct PV systems, the largest and fastest growing segment of the PV industry, but covers material critical to understanding all types of PV systems. This course includes hands-on installation of a working system on the final day.
Our program is CSA and NABCEP Certified and meets the prerequisite of in-class and hands-on experience training electricians need for writing the CSA Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Systems Certified (SPVC) Certification (NOC 7241).