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Course #600: Advanced Solar PV System Design

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This course provides hands-on system design instruction for people seeking employment in the solar industry, as well as companies that want to grow or establish in-house solar design departments.

The goal of this intensive 3-day training course is to give students an in-depth exposure to the numerous considerations involved in the design and permitting of both residential and commercial Photovoltaic (PV) systems. Students will learn how to generate system designs and supporting documentation for solar Photovoltaic (PV) systems which includes production of plans for building permit applications and construction, specification of solar equipment and components, design of systems, and mechanical and electrical points of connection for grid-tied Photovoltaic (PV) system.

Our trainers are industry professionals with extensive real-world knowledge that is effectively relayed throughout our institute. We provide instructor-led training throughout the day over the length of the course in a distraction-free environment. Instructors are available at all times to provide individual and group attention, and ensure the students’ success.

Who should attend:
Anybody who wants to gain valuable hands-on experience, especially electrical and mechanical engineers; electrical and general contractors, electrical designers, solar companies and solar industry professionals who want to further their knowledge of solar design.

Prerequisites: Participants should have a basic understanding of solar PV or basic solar design, PV installation or related experience. Participants should also have knowledge of NEC codes.

What time: 8am to 4pm each day.

How much:
 The fee is $1,795 per person.  Fee includes
course materials.

How to Register: We offer the following options to register for this class. Class size is limited, so we recommend that you register early to guarantee a seat.

1. Online - click on the Enroll Now button below and register using a credit card or check card. You will be redirected to our online payment page for a safe, secure transaction. You will receive an email confirmation when the transaction is complete.
2. By phone – simply call us at (888) 492-8073 and we'll process your registration over the phone.


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Course Details

Grid-tied PV System Design
  • System Sizing and Design Considerations
  • PV Module Specification and Design Considerations
  • Inverter Specification and Design Considerations
  • BOS (Balance of System) Specification and Design Considerations
  • Mounting System Specification and Structural Design Considerations
  • Conductor Calculations and Wire Sizing
  • Array Design and String Sizing Calculations
  • NEC Overview: Guidelines, Conduit Fill Derating, and Temperature Derating Calculations
  • Inverter Calculations and Sizing
  • BOS Calculations and Sizing
  • Point of Connection Calculations and Design Considerations
  • Grounding Conductor Calculations and Sizing
  • Voltage Drop Calculation and Design Considerations
  • Array Spacing, Shading, and Shadowing Design Considerations
  • Tools: Solmetric Sun Eye, Solar Pathfinder, Calculator, Compass and Degrees of Incline
  • Plan Set, Permitting, & Fire Code Requirements
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