This is the starting point for all other solar (PV) courses.
You’ll learn electricity basics, PV cells, sizing, and mounting options.
(PV 101) Basic Photovoltaics
Participants in this eight-hour course will study the fundamentals of electricity, learn how photovoltaic (PV) cells and systems work, explore the different sizes and types of PV systems, and identify the components and equipment needed for each type of system.
Learners will determine the solar resource for their area and review mounting options for optimal system performance and energy production. The course ends with a summary of the costs and incentive programs associated with PV and the environmental and other non-financial benefits of renewable energy.
Once enrolled students can begin working through recorded presentations and exercises at their own pace. When the coursework is finished, a completion certificate is issued.
This is the first of the three courses required if you are pursuing your NABCEP PV Associate Credential.ls, sizing, and mounting options.
This course is approved by the Wisconsin Department of Safety & Professional Services (DSPS) for 6.0 Credit Hours for the following licenses:
- 7.5 Commercial Electrical Inspector
- 7.5 Dwelling Contractor Qualifier
- 7.5 Industrial Journeyman Electrician
- 7.5 Journeyman Electrician
- 7.5 Master Electrician
- 7.5 Registered Electrician
- 7.5 Residential Journeyman Electrician
- 7.5 Residential Master Electrician
- 7.5 UDC-Electrical Inspector
Why Earn Your NABCEP PV Associate Credential
It’s hard knowing where to start in the PV Industry. MREA’s NABCEP training helps ease the way. NABCEP Credentials like the PV Associate (in the center of the Career Pathways) are designed to prepare people for careers in the renewable energy industry. For many people, this is the first step toward working in the PV Industry and is the prerequisite for participating in our PV Certification Course Packages.