Solar PV Mastery Training

Ecotech Training’s Solar PV Mastery Training was designed to create the next generation of solar professionals. Designed for those looking to enter the solar industry, this intensive course will provide a strong foundational knowledge, as well as focus on the real-world installation skills that will be used in the solar field. This course also makes participants eligible to sit for the NABCEP PV Associate Exam. Review the “Why Take This Course” tab to see if this course is the right fit for you.

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Ecotech Training is a privately owned online training course provider.

 Immediate access to online training upon registration.

 Participants can enter this course as an absolute beginner, and they will leave with the advanced knowledge and real-world skills needed to stand out as a professional solar installer.

 Employers and customers expect quality training for solar installers, and NABCEP Certification is sometimes required to qualify for solar installation incentives and rebates.

 This solar energy training course was designed by instructors who are still currently working in the solar energy industry.

 Participants will gain solar installation skills that can immediately be applied in the field.

 The solar energy industry is one of the fastest growing sectors in the nation.

 Ecotech Training Pass Guarantee: If you do not pass the NABCEP PV Associate Exam on your first try, you may retake the course at no additional cost.

Ecotech Training’s Solar PV Mastery course begins with the 18-hour Associate Photovoltaic online course. Then, you will join experienced solar industry instructors for the classroom and hands-on live portion of the program.

Online Course Objectives:

  Calculate basic electricity values
 Identify the elements of PV systems
 Recognize important PV terms
 Understand the history of PV
 Identify consumers of PV technology
 Recognize advantages and disadvantages of PV systems
 Identify types of PV systems
 Understand daily and annual solar variations
 Understand the importance of PV location
 Learn about techniques for shading analysis
 Be able to calculate electricity production from a PV system
 Learn about additional resources and solar energy employment opportunities

Agenda

Day 1 Course Outline:

  Section A1: Verify Client Needs
 Section A2: Review Site Survey
 Section A3: Confirm System Sizing
 Section A4: Review Design of Energy Storage Systems
 Section A5: Confirm String Sizing Calculations
 Section A6: Review System Component Selection
 Section A7: Review Wiring and Conduit Size Calculations

Section 2 Course Outline:

 Section A8: Review Overcurrent Protection
 Section A9: Review Fastener Selection
 Section A10: Review Plan Sets
 Section B1: Conduct Pre-Construction Meetings
 Section B2: Secure Permits and Approval
 Section B3: Manage Project Labor
 Section B4: Adapt System Design

Day 3 Course Outline:

 Section B5: Manage Project Equipment
 Section B6: Implement a Site-Specific Safety Plan
 Section C1: Mitigate Electrical Hazards
 Section C2: Install Grounding Systems
 Section C3: Install Conduit and Raceways
 Section C4: Install Electrical Components
 Section C5: Install Circuit Conductors

Day 4 Course Outline:

 Section C6: Install Utility Interconnection
 Section C7: Install System Instrumentation
 Section C8: Install Battery Components
 Section D1: Install Equipment Foundation
 Section D2: Install Mounting System
 Section D3: Install PV Modules
 Section E1: Testing the System

Section 5 Course Outline:

 Section E2: Commission the System
 Section E3: Complete System Documentation
 Section E4: Orient Customer to System
 Section F1: Conducting Maintenance and Troubleshooting
 Section F2: Perform Visual Inspection
 Section F3: Verify System Operation
 Section F4: Perform Corrective Actions
 Section F5: Verify Effectiveness of Corrective Actions
 18-hour online Associate Solar Photovoltaic self-paced course
 5-day Live Solar Photovoltaic course, with 4 days in the classroom and 1 day of hands-on training
 Mike Holt’s Solar Photovoltaic Systems Training Manual NEC Code Book 2014
 All 58 of the minimum required educational hours to sit for the NABCEP PV Installation Professional exam (upon achieving a passing score on the NABCEP PV Associate Exam).
 NABCEP PV Associate Exam fee (NABCEP PV Installation Professional Certification exam fees are not included).
 Ecotech Training Pass Guarantee: If you do not pass the NABCEP PV Associate Exam on your first try, you may retake the course at no additional cost.
Ecotech Training’s PV Associate course prepares and qualifies participants for the nationally recognized NABCEP PV Associate credential. For full details on how to qualify for, obtain, and maintain the credential visit www.nabcep.org.

Ecotech Training’s Advanced Solar Design and Installation course prepares participants to earn the nationally recognized NABCEP PV Installation Professional Certification. For full details on how to qualify for, obtain, and maintain the certification visit www.nabcep.org.

How Much Work is Available for Solar Installers?

The solar industry has been doubling in size every year for the past 4 years, and this trend is expected to continue. There are over 170,000 professionals in the solar industry.

Why Get Certified by NABCEP (North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners)?

The NABCEP PV Associate shows that you have a basic level of experience, as well as in-depth knowledge and training in solar system design and installation. This is not required when looking for employment, but can sometimes be the deciding factor between otherwise equally qualified candidates.

I completed the PV system mechanical design module the other day. Then the next morning our solar installation company Positive Energy NY headed off to do a residential roof mount in Schenectady and I felt on top of my game because all the racking was fresh in my mind and it definitely showed. We used a Unirac rail system and I knew the ins and outs of how it all fit together; the install went very smoothly.

CALEB KINNEY

Solar PV Mastery OnDemand

Training Package
$ 1295.00
  • Start your course immediately in our learning management system! This package includes:
  •  18-hour online Associate Solar PV self-paced course
  •   40-hour online Advanced Solar PV installation self-paced course
  •   All 58 of the minimum required hours to sit for the NABCEP PV Installation Professional exam (upon achieving a passing score on the NABCEP PV Associate Exam)
  •   NABCEP PV Associate Exam fee (NABCEP PV Installation Professional Certification exam fees are not included)
  •   NEC Code Book Viewable Online

Solar PV Mastery Live

Training Package
$ 1995.00
  • Start your course immediately in our learning management system! This package includes:
  •   18-hour online Associate Solar PV self-paced course
  •   5-day Live Solar PV Installation course, with 4 days in the classroom and 1 day of hands-on training
  •   Solar Mastery workbook
  •   All 58 of the minimum required educational hours to sit for the NABCEP PV Installation Professional exam (upon achieving a passing score on the NABCEP PV Associate Exam)
  •   NABCEP PV Associate Exam fee (NABCEP PV Installation Professional Certification exam fees are not included)
  •   NEC Code Book
  • *This class is eligible for student financing to help spread out the cost of enrollment. Call for more info.

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