The solar power industry is a rapidly growing field that is expected to help ease human dependence on the use of fossil fuels. Solar panels are now rated to produce up to 600 volts of electricity and the cost of purchasing and installing these panels for residential purposes has been reduced considerably. Because of this, the need for solar photovoltaic installers has increased and is projected to grow with the demand for solar installations. In response to this demand, NCCER (National Center for Construction Education and Research) has developed a curriculum for entry level solar PV installation technicians – in support of the North American Board of Energy Practitioners’ (NABCEP’s) educational standards for technicians.
Level one curriculum covers these topics:
- Orientation to the Electrical Trade
- Electrical Safety
- Introduction to Electrical Circuits
- Electrical Theory
- Introduction to the National Electrical Code
- Device Boxes
- Hand Bending
- Raceways & Fittings
- Conductors and Cables
- Basic Electrical Construction Drawings
- Electrical Test Equipment
Our training is designed with practical, real-world facility and industrial applications in mind. It is unbiased, unaffiliated and non-commercial so you are assured of a real education and not a product sales pitch. It focuses less on theory and more on the actual steps students need to properly maintain equipment or fix specific problems at their own plant or facility. Doing this in just a few days while reinforcing worker safety is a serious challenge. That's why our instructors have the freedom to tweak each session to the specific needs of the students in each class. Our instructors will simplify the subject matter for the novice or go in-depth to answer an engineer's toughest question.
ABOUT OUR INSTRUCTORS:
All instructors are required to have a formal education and real world work experience. They need to be leaders in their field. We don't hire field people without teaching experience, and we don't hire teachers without field experience. They must have both.
TRAINING AT YOUR FACILITY:
We can bring this or any of our other courses directly to your facility for training.