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State of the art training in Photovoltaics (PV) for those who are interested in becoming a PV installer, sales representative, system designer, or who are seeking general information for home use. Basic Electrical Theory and Math is intended for those who need to brush up on these basic skills before taking the PV installation program.

Basic Electrical Theory and Math for Photovoltaics                             

Intended to help prepare you for Intro to Photovoltaic Installation; gain a basic understanding of basic electrical concepts and formulas and the use of a scientific calculator. Topics include the interrelation of voltage, current, and resistance using Ohm’s Law, DC and AC single, split, and 3 phase sources, series and parallel connections, power calculations, and hands-on testing using meters. Prerequisite: basic arithmetic and elementary algebra. Students must bring TI-36X Solar calculator to class; handouts supplied by instructor.

CE-BSKLS 2000, 2 Sat., March 15-22, 9:00 am-5:30 pm, Room TBD, $195. R Van Inwegen. #14063                                                               

Introduction to Photovoltaic Installation for NABCEP Exam                

Learn the basics of PV system design and installation and the learning objectives needed to pass the NABCEP Entry Level exam. Operation and application of system components including PV modules, charge controllers, inverters, and battery systems are explained. Topics include installation safety, solar radiation, system sizing, mechanical and electrical integration with NEC code requirements. Actual PV hardware is used to demonstrate installation concepts. 40 total hours of instruction. Prerequisite: Basic Electrical Theory & Math for Photovoltaics or electrical knowledge demonstrated by competency exam.

CE-TECH 2003, 5 Sat., April 5-May 3, 9:00 am-5:30 pm, Room TBD, $625 (+ textbook). R Van Inwegen. #14064