REPV (A): Advanced Design & Installation of Photovoltaic Systems
This 40-hour course covers advanced topics to consider when designing commercial and utility -scale PV systems. The REPV: Renewable Energy Generation with PV Systems (or equivalent) is required before taking this advanced course.
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This course counts for the 40 hour advanced PV course education requirement found in SEC 3.5 of the NABCEP Candidate Handbook needed to sit for the NABCEP PV Installation Professional Certification Exam. The bulk of this week-long workshop covers topics relating to the National Electrical Code® (NEC) requirements for PV systems and prepares the participant for proper code compliance, wire sizing, equipment specifications, permit processing, commissioning and other necessary steps in the design and installation phases of residential and commercial systems. Activities in this workshop include designing a multiple inverter commercial PV system, from choosing equipment to processing forms, and a tour of commercial PV systems.
At the end of the class, you should be able to:
- Identify optimum sites for solar electric systems using IV curve tracer; shading live system; Pathfinder
- Calculate inverter efficiency
- Navigate and interpret NEC Article 690
- Identify and interpret required disconnects, combiner specifications, mechanical drawings
- Calculate tilt angle; inter-row shading
- Understand commissioning
- Troubleshoot ground faults
- Design and wire diagram a complex commercial scale system
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You must be present in 90% of the course in order to receive course credit. Twice a day a sign-in sheet will go around to track attendance. Assessment Policy: Multiple choice quizzes covering lecture content and supplementary reading content are an additional requirement for successful course completion. Quizzes must be passed by 75% or better in order to receive course credit.
Students are required to comply with the University policy on academic honesty and integrity found in the Code of Student Conduct, outlined here.
Schedule & Registration:
Online: April 24 – June 2, 2017 Register here.
In-person: November 13 – 17, 2017 Register here.
Classes run from 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM. To earn full credit, you must be in class for 90% of the time.
Course Instructor Credentials:
ISPQ Affiliated Master Trainer Certification
NABCEP PV Installer Certification
Training Provider Credentials:
ISPQ Training Program Accreditation
Registered provider of the NABCEP Associate PV Exam
Course Hours Count Toward:
NC Electrical Contractor CEUs- 24
Professional Development Hours (PDH)- 40
NABCEP PV Installer Exam Education Requirements – 40
NABCEP Continuing Education PV Installer Recertification- 40
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