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PV 301.02 PV Design and Installation Lab

Course Description

This four-day course offers participants an advanced level of lecture and hands-on learning that will prepare them for field installations and other advanced courses. Participants will learn how to correctly design, size, and select PV system components and identify and interpret National Electric Code (NEC) articles that pertain to the installations. While working on a training roof, participants will learn safety procedures, system design and layout, component selection and specification, electrical and mechanical integration techniques, and troubleshooting.

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Demonstrate proper safety procedures when installing a PV system
  • Size and design a PV system to satisfy consumer demands, site specifics, and the NEC
  • Diagram a high-voltage AC grid intertie system and battery-based DC system
  • Correctly mount and ground PV modules
  • Properly wire and connect a high-voltage AC grid intertie system and a bimodal PV system
  • Connect a PV system to the electric utility
  • Complete a testing protocol and activate a high-voltage AC grid interactive and a bimodal PV system
  • Conduct troubleshooting for each PV system type

Recognized CEU's for Licensed Professionals:

  • 32.0 continuing education credits for NABCEP PV Installer Certification
  • 32.0 credit hours for WI Commercial Electrical Inspector Certification
  • 32.0 credit hours for WI Journeyman and Master Electrician Certifications
  • 32.0 credit hours for WI UDC - Electrical Inspector Certification

Course Instructor: 

Ed Zinthefer, Arch Electric

Required Course Materials:


PV 101 Basic Photovoltaics and PV 205 Intermediate Photovoltaics or PV 701 Photovoltaic Technology Instructor Institute or equivalent

April 25th, 2012 8:00 AM   through   April 28th, 2012 4:00 PM
3726 N Booth St.
Habitat for Humanity
Milwaukee, WI 53212
United States

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Phone: 715-592-6595
Non-Member Price $ 720.00
Member Price $ 700.00

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