Advanced Solar PV Training

Ecotech Training’s Advanced Solar PV Training was designed to the professional standards of excellence set forth by the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP). This course will provide participants with advanced solar installation skills and knowledge needed, and the training hours required, to be eligible for the NABCEP PV Installation Professional Exam. Review the “Why Take This Course” tab to see if this course is the right fit for you.

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advanced solar pv training

  Ecotech Training’s Online Advanced Solar PV training provides 40 of the 58 solar training hours for the NABCEP PV Installation Professional Certification Exam.

  As the solar industry continues to mature, employers and customers are beginning to expect advanced training for installers.

  Participants in this course will have the opportunity to gain the advanced knowledge needed to stand out as a trained and qualified solar installer, business owner, project manager or system designer.

  This solar energy training course was designed to cover the NABCEP PV Installation Professional Job Task Analysis.

  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-it pays to become a solar installer.

Ecotech Training’s 40-hour intensive Advanced Solar PV Training course covers a wide range of topics, including current industry standards for photovoltaic system design and installation best practices.


Section 1 Course Outline:

  Section A1: Verify System Design
  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 Components
  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

Section 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

Section 4 Course Outline:

  Section C6: Install Utility Interconnections
  Section C7: Install Utility System Instrumentation
  Section C8: Install Battery Components
  Section D1: Install Equipment Foundations
  Section D2: Install Mounting System
  Section D3: Install PV Modules
  Section E1: Test 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: Verify Effectiveness of Corrective Action

  40-hour online self-paced course

  Learn practice questions for the NABCEP PV Installation Professional Certification Exam in the course

  Apply Hours toward the NABCEP PV Installation Professional Exam

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

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.

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.


Solar PV Advanced OnDemand Course

$ 995.00
  • Start your course immediately in our learning management system! This package includes:
  •   40-hour online self-paced course
  •   100 practice questions for the NABCEP PV Installation Professional Certification Exam in the course
  •   40 Advanced Contact Hours toward the NABCEP PV Installation Professional Exam
  •   NEC Code Book Viewable Online
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