SOURCE: eRenewable Resource

Solar Installation Training (NABCEP)

September 02, 2009 17:30 ET

Solar Installation 5-Day Intensive (NABCEP) Sept 14th

PHOENIX, AZ--(Marketwire - September 2, 2009) - eRENEWABLE RESOURCE GROUP, in partnership with RIO SALADO COLLEGE, is offering the only Solar Installation Training in Phoenix.

This workshop is designed for people who are interested in being a part of this growing solar industry and want to learn more about this amazing technology. Available in a 5-day intensive, this course teaches the technical skills necessary to design and safely install solar-electric systems. The 5-day session includes 4 days of classroom and 1 day of hands-on installation lab.

This workshop qualifies you to take the NABCEP PV Entry Level Certificate of Knowledge Exam. The test, which consists of 60 multiple choice questions, takes approximately 2 hours to complete. The test will be offered through Rio Salado College. The cost of the test is $150. Students will receive Rio Salado College instructions to register for testing upon completion of the course. For more information on the NABCEP Entry Level Certificate of Knowledge, please see their website at

PV100: Photovoltaic Design & Installation

Participants will learn the fundamental concepts required for working safely with PV systems, and will design residential-sized, code compliant, batteryless grid-tied and stand-alone systems.

This in-person workshop will provide an overview of the basic PV system applications. The goal of this session is to create a fundamental understanding of the core concepts necessary to work with both residential and commercial PV systems. Topics include: system components, site analysis, PV module criteria, mounting solutions, safety, and commissioning. Participants will learn the fundamentals of sizing a residential batteryless grid-tied system, wire sizing, overcurrent protection, and grounding. This session will also review fundamental design criteria for off-grid stand-alone systems including specifying batteries, controllers, and battery-based inverters.

Students leave this workshop being able to:

Perform power and energy calculations
Perform a load analysis for off-grid and batteryless grid-tied systems
Implement electrical efficiency measures to reduce system size
Diagram an array and battery bank in series and parallel configurations
Obtain and apply module specifications
Determine module performance and array performance given various conditions
Determine the azimuth and altitude angle of the sun and evaluate shading
Size a residential batteryless grid-tied system including the inverter,
 array, wiring and overcurrent protection, etc.

Enrollment is limited -- September 14-18, 8am-5pm -- Monday - Friday

Workshop Fee: $995

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Contact Information

  • eRenewable Resource
    480 446-0400