Monday-Friday, August 6-10, 2018 , 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
This course will introduce you to photovoltaic (PV) design, installation, and maintenance of PV systems. The classroom theory and hands-on training will cover the following learning objectives:
• PV markets and applications
• Safety basics
• Electricity basics
• Solar energy fundamentals
• PV module fundamentals
• System components
• PV system sizing principles
• PV system electrical design
• PV system mechanical design and performance analysis
• Maintenance and troubleshooting
At the end of the course, students will be eligible to sit for the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) Photovoltaic Associate (PVA) Exam.
The PVA credential is intended for people who are currently working in, or seeking employment in, the renewable energy industry.
Virginia has a
GROWING SOLAR ENERGY INDUSTRY
“The commitments to renewable energy included in this bill will catapult Virginia to the forefront of the clean energy movement and position the commonwealth as the most active state in the nation for new solar development,” said Devin Welch, co-founder of Charlottesville-based Sun Tribe Solar.
Source: “Governor signs sweeping utility overhaul affecting 3 million Virginia ratepayers,”
Robert Zullo, Richmond Times-Dispatch, March 9, 2018