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Basic SPARE: PV Installation & Maintenance Training
Monday, October 22, 2012 - Thursday, October 25, 2012
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Our 4-day Basic Photovoltaic Installer Course is board-recognized by the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP). In this course participants will learn the basics of how to site, design, and install photovoltaic (PV) systems. The course includes sizing systems for both grid-connected and off-grid PV systems. Also, the solar resources and the problems associated with shading, orientation and tilt will be reviewed. Basic sizing and system design in relation to electrical load will be discussed. Safety practices for installers and the study of the electrical code for PV systems will be covered in some detail. Participants will learn about various mounting systems for PV arrays and how they affect roofs. As part of the class, participants will build a working PV system. This course will include 3 days of classroom instruction with the 4th and last day held in Endicott, N.Y., at the offices of ETM Solar. The 4th day includes a mock build, tour of residential and commercial installations and a group design project.
Maura H. Stefl