NCCER Solar Photovoltaic Systems Installer Trainee Guide
This exceptionally produced trainee guide features a highly illustrated design, technical hints and tips from industry experts, review questions and a whole lot more! Key content includes: Introduction to Solar Photovoltaics, Site Assessment, System Design, System Installation and Inspection, and Maintenance and Troubleshooting.
Table of Contents
(Total Level Hours: 217.5 Hours (includes 72.5 hours of Core Curriculum which is a prerequisite for completion and must be purchased separately.)
57101-10 Introduction to Solar Photovoltaics (40 Hours)
Covers the basic concepts of PV systems and their components, along with general sizing and electrical/mechanical design requirements. Also provides an overview of performance analysis and troubleshooting. Successful completion of this module will help prepare trainees for the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) PV Entry Level Exam.
57102-11 Site Assessment (10 Hours)
Explains how to determine customer needs, assess site-specific safety hazards, conduct a site survey, and identify a suitable location for the PV array and other system components. Also explains how to acquire and interpret site solar radiation and temperature data.
57103-11 S ystem Design (25 Hours)
Describes system design considerations, including array configurations, component selection, and wire sizing. Also covers bonding, grounding, and the selection of overcurrent protection and disconnects.
57104-11 S ystem Installation and Inspection (60 Hours)
Explains how to use the information from the site assessment and system design documents to safely install a photovoltaic array and other system components.
57105-11 Maintenance and Troubleshooting (10 Hours)
Covers basic system performance monitoring and troubleshooting procedures, including recordkeeping requirements.