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PV 407.01 Battery Based PV Systems Online

Course Description

PV systems that employ batteries require significant design considerations. Whether using batteries with a bimodal or stand-alone system, battery selection and sizing is challenging. This online course will provide a comprehensive overview of the issues surrounding the use of batteries for PV applications.

Course Objectives

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

  • Define the current battery types and their uses
  • Present the designs for PV systems with batteries
  • Explain the methods for balancing the components of a PV system with batteries
  • Identify the proper use for each battery type
  • Define the proper protocols for maintaining batteries and extending their lives

Recognized CECs for Licensed Professionals:

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

Course Instructor: 

Chris LaForge, Great Northern Solar


January 20 - February 16
Live, mandatory webinars (4 total) on Tuesdays from 5:00-7:00 pm CT

MREA Online Course Policy: Mandatory Webinar Attendance

This course includes weekly scheduled, live webinars in which the instructor presents the course materials. Webinar attendance is recorded and tracked throughout the duration of the course.

Course materials are available on the MREA online course website within the scheduled course start and end dates. Participants will not receive a Letter of Completion or applicable continuing education credits/hours unless all webinars are fully attended, and all assignments and quizzes are completed by the course end date to the instructor’s satisfaction. The MREA cannot give partial credit for this course.  

Required Course Materials:

  • Computer
  • Phone or VOIP
  • Basic computer skills
  • Web browser such as Google Chrome, Firefox, or Safari (not Internet Explorer) with pop-ups enabled
  • Adobe Reader
  • Calculator


  1. PV 101 and PV 202/205
  2. or PV 701 
  3. or equivalent
  4. or NABCEP PV Entry Level or Installer Certification

Being an MREA member means getting a $20 discount on courses and free admission to The Energy Fair. Not a member? Visit our membership page to become one.

January 20th, 2014 12:00 AM   through   February 16th, 2014 5:00 PM
United States

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Phone: 715-592-6595
Non-Member Price $ 250.00
Member Price $ 230.00

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