NCCER Solar Voltaic Course
Introduction to Solar Photovoltaics
Covers the basic concepts of PV systems and their components, along with general sizing and electrical/ mechanical design requirements. Provides an overview of performance analysis and troubleshooting. Successful completion will help prepare trainees for the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) PV Entry Level Exam.
Explains how to determine customer needs, assess site-specific safety hazards, conduct a site survey, and identify a suitable location for the PV array and other system components. Also explains how to acquire and interpret site solar radiation and temperature data.
Describes system design considerations, including array configurations, component selection, and wire sizing. Covers bonding, grounding, and the selection of overcurrent protection and disconnects.
System Installation and Inspection
Explains how to use the information from the site assessment and system design documents to safely install a photovoltaic array and other system components.
Maintenance and Troubleshooting
Covers basic system performance monitoring and troubleshooting procedures, including record- keeping requirements.
NABCEP PV Installation Professional (PVIP) Board Certification
The PV Installation Professional (PVIP) Board Certification is considered the gold standard for PV professionals in the renewable energy industry. Recognized and demanded by organizations worldwide, the PVIP Board Certification validates your competence to perform in the role of PV Installation Professional, which encompasses PV design, installation, operations, commissioning and maintenance.