Seminar Overview

If you are interested in learning more about the world’s fastest growing form of power generation, solar power, this seminar is for you.

With the ever changing landscape of power generation, the need for renewable energy has never been greater. Be on the front edge of this ever growing need and learn how solar energy can make a positive impact at home or at work by attending this Photovoltaic Solar Power Fundamentals & Maintenance seminar. This training will introduce you to the solar industry and its many applications. You will learn the fundamentals of solar energy and photovoltaics, system sizing and configuration, as well as system maintenance and troubleshooting. If you are new the solar industry or need to learn to maintain and existing system this seminar is for you.

Discussion Topics

Day One of this exciting 2-day Photovoltaic Solar Power Fundamentals & Maintenance seminar emphasizes electrical basics to make sure our students have a strong foundation in electrical properties.  We’ll examine electrical fundamentals before moving on to the basics of solar power and solar power systems.

Electrical Fundamentals

  • AC vs. DC
  • Basic Electrical Circuit
  • DC String Circuit Layout
  • Series vs. Parallel
  • Batteries
  • PV Modules

Photovoltaic Basics

  • PV Markets and Applications
  • History to Future
  • Safety Considerations
  • PV System Payback and Expected Life Cycle
  • PV Certifications

Photovoltaic System Components

  • DC Modules
  • AC Modules
  • Combiner Boxes
  • Inverters
  • Charge Controllers
  • Batteries
  • Racking
  • Mounting Hardware

Day Two is all about solar power systems; how to build them, how to maintain them, and how to troubleshoot any potential problems.

Photovoltaic System Design

  • Sight Evaluation and Test Conditions
  • System Types
    • Stand Alone
    • Grid Type
    • Hybrid
  • PV System Sizing Principles
  • PV System Configurations
  • Installation Requirements
  • Battery Systems
  • Inverter Type Systems

Photovoltaic System Commissioning

  • Review Drawings/Blueprints
  • System Startup
  • Proper Tools
  • Site Conditions and System Efficiency
  • NEC Requirements for PV Systems

Photovoltaic System Maintenance and Troubleshooting

  • General Maintenance Procedures
  • System Monitoring
  • Troubleshooting PV System Components
  • Logical Troubleshooting Approach
  • Common Problems

Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

Upon completion of this seminar, the student will receive a certification of completion with 8 classroom hours (.8  Trainco CEUs) per day attended. Visit our continuing education units page to determine if this class is accepted by your state licensing agency.

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