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PVO 701.01 Photovoltaic Technology Instructor Institute

Course Description

This online/hands-on hybrid course is designed for instructors who will be offering photovoltaic technical training at their organization.

Participants will advance through lecture, hands-on installation, and design work that covers the MREA course content for PV 101 (Basic Photovoltaics), PV 205 (Intermediate Photovoltaics), and PV 301 (PV Design and Installation Lab).

This is a 40-hour course consisting of eight hours of online lecture materials in advance of four days of hands-on activities working on PV systems in Central Wisconsin.

Course Instructors:

  • Julie Brazeau, MREA
  • Matthew Parks, Pieper Electric


Participants must be affiliated with an active solar training program.

Required Materials:


  • A computer
  • A phone
  • Basic computer skills
  • Computer browser such as Firefox or Safari (not Internet Explorer) with pop-ups enabled for the course
  • Adobe reader
  • Calculator


  • Notepad
  • Pen or pencil
  • Calculator
  • Work clothes
  • Work boots
  • Safety glasses
  • Hearing protection
  • Text, Photovoltaic Systems
  • Text, National Electric Code 2011

Details on the schedule:

Tuesdays, May 21-June 11, 2013: online portion (PV 101 and PV 205)

June 17-20, 2013: onsite lab activities (PV 205 and PV 301) - Mid-State Technical College, Wisconsin Rapids, WI.

*Additional advanced trainings are planned in conjunction with The Energy Fair, which begins on June 21, 2013.

Being an Individual Membership gets you $20 off of each course. Not a member, but want to be? Simply go to the membership page to become one.

May 21st, 2013 12:00 AM   through   June 20th, 2013 5:00 PM
500 32nd St North
Mid-State Technical College - Wisconsin Rapids Campus
Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54494
United States

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Phone: 715-592-6595
Non-Member Price $ 1,200.00
Member Price $ 1,180.00

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