REPV: Fundamentals of Photovoltaic Design and Installation

Onsite REPV in Raleigh, NC

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Course Cost: $1199*

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Online REPV

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Course Cost: $999 (textbook not included)

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This course is offered onsite in Raleigh, NC or online. REPV, both in-person and online workshops cover 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, in-person workshop. An optional hands-on installation day is available to take after completing the online REPV course.

Please note this is not NABCEP certification, it is simply an indicator of knowledge gained which allows you to sit for the NABCEP Associate Exam. This training counts toward the entry level educational requirement (if other requirements are met) on the journey to becoming a NABCEP Certified PV Installation Professional.

*Registration fee for onsite REPV includes lunch, parking, a textbook, and a notebook!

*Payment plans are available.

REPVA: Advanced Photovoltaic Design and Installation

Onsite REPVA in Raleigh, NC

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Course Cost: $1,499*

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Online REPVA

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Course Cost: $1099

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This course is offered onsite in Raleigh, NC or online. 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.

REPVA, both onsite and online 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.  

*Registration fee for onsite REPVA includes lunch, parking, a textbook, and a notebook!

*Payment plans are available.

PV Technical Sales

Available Dates: TBD

Course Cost: $1,149

This online course is a new program consistent with the NABCEP PV Technical Sales Job Task Analysis. Paired with the 40-hour REPV: Renewable Energy Generation with Photovoltaic Systems, this class is designed to fulfill the education requirements to sit for the NABCEP PV Technical Sales Certification Exam.

Recent local and state policies and programs have been driving the demand for solar power. With this comes an increased need for qualified solar sales professionals. This course is designed for professionals and students eager to join or expand their skills and be successful in the residential space of the solar industry.  The goal of the online PV Technical Sales course is to provide a foundational background in PV technology, an understanding of financial models and tax incentives, and a step-by-step process of evaluating a customer for a solar PV system to making the sale.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the fundamentals of how solar photovoltaic technologies work.
  • Define the factors that go into what makes a roof location attractive for solar.
  • Communicate the value of a solar investment.
  • Understand how policies, incentives and regulations can affect a customer interested in investing in solar.
  • Recognize a step-by-step process from evaluating a potential customer to making the sale.
  • Get NABCEP Technical Sales education credits for the NABCEP PV Technical Sales Certification Exam (must meet other NABCEP requirements).

Continuing Education Credits:

Continuing education credits are available for registered architects, professional engineers and Certified Public Accountants and lawyers. This course, combined with the REPV: Renewable Energy Generation with Photovoltaic Systems, will satisfy the educational requirements to sit for the NABCEP PV Technical Sales Certification Exam.

Solar Storage

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Individual Course Cost: $799*

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This three-day onsite workshop will cover fundamental principles of battery based systems. At the end of the class, participants will be able to assist in designing and installing a residential PV system with battery back-up. We highly recommend that participants have taken our 40-hour PV fundamentals class, REPV: Renewable Energy Generation with PV Systems, or equivalent.

Learning Objectives:

  • Using load analysis size a battery bank.
  • Specify and size inverters, charge controllers for battery based system.
  • Define system architecture options and functionality
  • Add battery backup to existing grid direct PV system
  • Understand code implications of these systems.

*Registration fee includes lunch, parking, a textbook, and a notebook!

O&M: Operations and Maintenance of PV Systems

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Individual Course Cost: $699*

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This two-day workshop held in Raleigh, NC 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

Learning Objectives:

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 under performing/faulty modules and inverters
  • Design an O&M work plan and protocol for safety

*Registration fee includes lunch, parking, a textbook, and a notebook!

Solar Business Basics

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Individual Course Cost: $499*

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This day-long class held in Raleigh, NC covers and overview of federal and North Carolina policies, policies that drive global and domestic markets, solar financial modeling, and ownership structures using tax credits.

Credits available include: 8 PDHs, 8 CPA, 6.5 CLE

*Registration fee includes lunch, parking, a textbook, and a notebook!

One Day PV Lab

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Course Cost: $299

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Held in Raleigh, NC, this day-long session is for those who have taken the 40-hour REPV online workshop or simply wish to gain more hands-on experience.  This hands-on day begins with an overview of safety, system components, system design, and solar fundamentals.  During the course of the workshop you will be filling out “balance-of-system” worksheets to ensure you understand sound PV system design practices.  You will also be installing a live, grid-tied PV system, from mounting the modules, to wiring the inverter, and finally, to commissioning the system.

BPI and RESNET

BPI Building Analyst and Envelope Specialist

Cost and Dates: View Everblue Website for Details

This 5-day course is brought to you jointly by the Center and Everblue and can be counted towards the award-winning Renewable Energy Technologies Diploma Series. This course combines BPI Building Analyst and BPI Envelope Professional training to provide a dual certification with specialization in building pressure boundary and thermal envelope. This course is ideal for home inspectors, HVAC technicians, general contractors, home builders, electricians, students, and anyone interesting in understanding the “house-as-a-system” approach or looking for a career in energy auditing.

Course Counts Toward:

  • Professional Development Hours: 40
  • American Institute of Architects LU’s: 40
  • Green Building Certification Institute: 40
  • BPI BA And ES Dual Certification: 40
  • NCSU Renewable Energy Technologies Diploma: 40

For questions on course content contact Trey Hudson at treyh@everbluetraining.com

 

RESNET HERS Rater

Cost and Dates: View Everblue Website for Details

This 40-hour course is brought to you jointly by the N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center and Everblue and can be counted towards the award-winning Renewable Energy Technologies Diploma Series. It teaches the concepts and skills necessary to provide homeowners and home builders a detailed analysis of energy consumption and money-saving energy conservation strategies as well as all the information needed to take the RESNET Rater Certification test.

The live classroom setting allows each student to complete two energy models. On the first model, the student uses a set of building drawings to predict energy performance of a home that is not yet built. On the second model, they apply actual test data gained during field training to build a model of an existing home. Both models can be used to identify the most cost-effective energy improvement options available to a homeowner or home builder.  The class includes a thorough review of basic energy concepts, field experience with blower door testing and duct blasting, training on the latest version of rating software, and performing a home energy rating and entering the data into REM/Rate.

Course Counts Toward:

  • Professional Development Hours: 40
  • RESNET HERS Rater Certification
  • NCSU Renewable Energy Technologies Diploma: 40

For questions on course content contact Trey Hudson at treyh@everbluetraining.com

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