5-Day PV Design & Installation Course (Mar 7 - Mar 11)

Starting Date: 03-07-2011
Starting Time: 8:30am
Ending Date: 03-11-2011
Address

TBA,
Hamilton, Ontario
Canada
416-900-7191
Description
Solar Academy's 5-Day Solar PV Design and Installation Course (Level One) covers fundamental knowledge and reviews the design, installation, and evaluation of residential and commercial solar photovoltaic (PV) systems.

Price:
$2,995 Canadian. Register 3 weeks in advance, save $350!
[Includes tuition, all course materials,plus lunch and refreshments for five full days. Accommodations not included.]



Contact Person
Jacob Travis, Ph.D., Director



Email
contact@solaracademy.com



Daily Schedule

Each day the training begins promptly at 8:30 am. The morning session is 3.5 hours. There is a lunch break from Noon to 1:00 pm. The afternoon session is 4 hours, ending at 5:00 pm. Each day there are 7.5 hours of instruction, totaling 37.5 hours of professional training over the five-day course. Thursdays we end late at 7:00 pm, and Fridays we end early at 3:00 pm.

Topics Covered

* Grid-Tied PV System Design & Estimation
* Rooftop Mounting Installation
* Economic, Financial & Regulatory Considerations
* Electrical Component Selection and Functions
* Customer Site Evaluation

Sample Course Outline

Monday

* Registration
* Introduction / Course Overview
* Section 1 – PV Markets & Applications
* Break
* Section 2 – Safety Basics & Fall Safety DVD
* Lunch
* Section 3 – Electrical Basics & PV Module Exercise
* Section 4 – Solar Energy Fundamentals
* FIT Program Overview & Domestic Content Discussion
* Reception

Tuesday

* Section 5 – PV Module Fundamentals
* Shade Analysis Techniques
* Break
* Design Project – Introductions, Team Assignments, Part One
* Lunch
* Guest Speaker
* Section 6 – System Components
* Design Project – Part Two

Wednesday

* Section 7 – PV System Sizing Principles
* Break
* Design Project, Part Three
* Lunch
* Guest Speaker
* Hands On Installation Training – Mounting & Grounding
* Section 8 – PV System Electrical Design

Thursday

* Section 8 – PV System Electrical Design
* Section 9 – PV System Mechanical Design
* Break
* Section 9 – PV System Mechanical Design
* Lunch
* Guest Speaker
* Hands On Training – Wiring Inverter & Electrical Components

Friday

* Section 10 – Performance Analysis, Maintenance & Troubleshooting
* Design Project, Part Four
* Break
* Exam
* Exam Review
* Lunch
* Guest Speaker
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