Operations and Maintenance for PV Systems Workshop


This new 2-day workshop is essential for those involved in the operations and maintenance of PV Systems. And while solar farms are the most common projects needing O&M, companies with large commercial and residential scale project portfolios will likely need O&M as well.

The workshop will cover: evaluating performance of systems, including  specific data collection and evaluation, as well as protocols for collection; arc flash requirements; finding ground faults; thermal imaging;  IV curve tracing and fuse servicing.   ISPQ Certified Master PV Trainer David Del Vecchio instructs this course.


Taken with the 3-day Solar Storage Workshop and two 40-hour courses, this workshop can fulfill the requirements to complete the Renewable Energy Technologies Diploma.

Prerequisite: REPV or equivalent PV fundamentals course

Learning Outcomes:

At the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Take measurements to evaluate performance
  • Test insulation resistance and interpret IV curves
  • Find ground faults
  • Find underperforming/faulty modules and inverters
  • Design an O&M work plan and protocol for safety


Registration and 2017 Schedule:


June 14 – 15, 2017.  Register here.

October 19 – 20, 2017.  Register here.



NCSU Campus, Raleigh, NC


For more information:

1. N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center Training Programs Information Sheet

2. Logistics and Lodging

3. Contact Megan Cain and ask to join our mailing list.