REPV: Fundamentals of PV Design and Installation


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 Associate Exam (formerly known as the Entry Level Exam) is offered at the conclusion of the course.

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Registration Fees and Schedule

Taking the Online REPV

Course Description

Learning Objectives

Training Provider Credentials

Credits and Certification Pathways

Policies

 


Course Description:

This course is one of eight courses housed under the award-winning Renewable Energy Technologies Diploma Series. The REPV is an IREC ISPQ accredited associate PV course covering the fundamentals of design and installation of photovoltaic systems. The 40-hour course is based on NABCEP’s Learning Objectives for NABCEP PV Associate.  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 Associate 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 Associate and a differentiator to a potential employer. You must meet additional education and 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.

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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 Associate Exam based on NABCEP Associate Learning Objectives
  • Take and pass the optional  NABCEP PV Associate Exam offered at the end of the week

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Attendance Policy:

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.

Student Conduct:

Students are required to comply with the University policy on academic honesty and integrity found in the Code of Student Conduct, outlined here.

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Registration Fee:

$1,099 onsite

$899 online (register for the optional hands-on lab separately)

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REPV Schedule & Registration:

Onsite Dates:


Online Dates:

Classes run Monday – Friday from 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM. Online courses are held for 6-weeks, Tuesdays and Thursdays from noon to 2:30 PM. To earn full credit, you must be in class for 90% of the time.

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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 12:00pM-2:30 PM. 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 associate learning objectives. 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 Associate Exam is offered after successful completion of the course.  After completing this class, we recommend  taking the 1 day hands-on grid-tied PV installation class, at the NC Clean Energy Technoloy Center training annex, which will be offered throughout the year.

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Online REPV Registration Fee and Schedule:

$899  

October 11 – November 17, 2016

February 14 – March 23, 2017

October 3 – November 9, 2017

Classes run Tuesday and Thursday  from 12:00 PM – 2:30 PM. To earn full credit, you must complete all assignments and quizzes.

NOTE: NABCEP Associate exam has separate exam fee. Hands-on PV Lab is optional and must be purchased separately

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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 Associate PV Exam

 

Course Hours Count Toward:

  • NC Electrical Contractor CEUs- 24(onsite) /12(online)
  • Professional Development Hours(PDH)- 40/ 32 (online)
  • NABCEP PV Installer Exam Education Requirements – 40
  • NABCEP Continuing Education PV Installer Recertification – 40

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Learn More

Contact: Lyra D. Rakusin or (919)624-3061.