REPV: Renewable Energy Generation with Photovoltaics


Course Instructor Credentials:

IREC ISPQ Affiliated Master Trainer Certification
NABCEP PV Installation Professional Certification

Training Provider Credentials:

IREC ISPQ Training Program Accreditation
Registered provider of the NABCEP Entry-Level PV Exam

Course Hours Count Toward:

NC Electrical Contractor CEUs- 24(onsite) /12(online)
Professional Development Hours (PDH)- 40
American Institute of Architects LU’s(AIA)- 40
NABCEP PV Installer Exam Education Requirements – 40
NABCEP Continuing Education PV Installer Recertification – 40



Course Description

This course is one of eight courses housed under the award-winning Renewable Energy Technologies Diploma Series. In addition, REPV is an IREC ISPQ accredited entry level PV course offering the NABCEP Entry Level Exam and is based on NABCEP’s Job Task Analysis for PV installers.

The classroom lectures of the REPV workshop are dedicated to the technical aspect of photovoltaics, including system types, components, applications, design and best practices for installation, maintenance, and troubleshooting. A hands-on day installing a fully integrated grid-tied PV system pulls together the classroom knowledge and rounds out the five-day workshop.

An optional NABCEP Entry-Level Exam is offered at the conclusion of the course. Please note this is not NABCEP certification, it is simply an indicator of knowledge gained at the Entry Level and a differentiator to a potential employer. You must meet additional experiential requirements to sit for the NABCEP Certification exam. This training counts toward the entry level educational requirement (other requirements needed) on the journey to becoming a NABCEP Certified PV installer. Details here

NOTE:   In addition to the five day technical workshop, we offer a one-day, stand-alone, “1 Day PV Business” workshop covering the financial considerations of PV – policy and incentives affecting the market and financial PV calculators for project payback models. For more information on the “1 Day PV Business” workshop and other supplementary courses visit our Short course workshop page.

REPV Learning Objectives

At the end of the class, you should be able to:

  • Calculate electrical energy and power
  • Identify optimum sites for solar electric systems
  • Calculate electrical loads
  • Design a basic grid-tie PV system
  • Understand PV system specification sheets
  • Perform safety standards of installing PV systems
  • Install a PV system with a lead installer
  • Identify your competency level regarding the tasks on the NABCEP Solar PV Task Analysis and gauge readiness to take the NABCEP PV Entry Level Exam based on NABCEP Entry Level Learning Objectives.
  • Take and pass the optional Photovoltaic NABCEP Entry Level Exam offered at the end of the week



REPV Registration Fee and Discounts :

$999 -  $100 off for 1st 10 registrants  -REGISTER HERE

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REPV Schedule & Registration:

Classes run Monday – Friday from 8:30AM – 5:30PM. To earn full credit, you must be in class for 90% of the time.

  • September 15-19, 2014


Online REPV: Renewable Energy Generation with Photovoltaic Systems

This 6-week online class is the REPV online equivalent without the hands-on installation day. This is a 6 week, 40 hour, photovoltaic workshop under the Renewable Energy Technologies Diploma Series. This course gives participants the flexibility to take courses online – either through the 2 weekly scheduled live sessions or the 2 weekly recorded lectures. Live online classes will take place twice a week, 2.5 hours each session. These live lectures take place every Tuesday and Thursday from 10:00AM-12:30PM. Those who cannot attend the live lectures can watch the recorded versions. Online REPV is dedicated to the technical aspect of photovoltaics, including solar fundamentals and proper system siting, electrical load analysis and system sizing, system types, components , applications, wiring and best practices with respect to installation, maintenance, and troubleshooting. This course covers all topics included in the NABCEP job task analysis. Supplemental readings and assignment submittals are required in addition to the lectures. Multiple choice quizzes with a total of 150 questions covering lecture content and supplementary reading content are an additional requirement for successful course completion. Quizzes must be passed by 70% or better. An optional NABCEP Entry-Level Exam is offered after successful completion of the course.  After completing this class, one may take a 1 day hands-on grid-tied PV installation class, at the NC Solar Center training annex, which will be offered throughout the year.


ONLINE REPV Registration Fee  :

$799   –   $50 off for 1st 10 registrants  -REGISTER HERE

ONLINE REPV Schedule & Registration:

Classes run Tuesday and Thursday  from 10:00AM – 12:30PM. To earn full credit, you must complete all assignments and quizzes.

  • October 28- December 4, 2014

NOTE: NABCEP Entry-level exam has separate exam fee

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Contact: Maria O’Farrell or (919) 523-8888