Non-Credit Photovoltaics Course

VOC016 NABCEP PHOTOVOLTAICS (PV) SYSTEMS ENTRY LEVEL CERT OF KNOWLEDGE

This course is geared to sizing systems for both grid-tie and off-grid PV systems. Successful completion of the course prepares participants to take the NABCEP PV Systems Entry Level Exam. Class objectives include learning basic theory, operation, characteristics and parameters of solar cells; how to site, design, and install photovoltaic (PV) systems; solar resource, shading considerations, orientation and tilt for PV arrays; basic grid-tie and off-grid sizing and design of systems to power a given load, safety practices for installers and electrical code for PV systems. DCC provides this NABCEP PV Entry Level Program in partnership with the SUNY Clean Entry Technology (CETT) Consortium.

Textbook: “Photovoltaics Systems,” James Dunlop, American Technical Publishers approximately $100. Optional: National Electrical Code (NEC 2008).

Bring scientific calculator. (40 Hours/9 sessions)

5095        10            5:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.       (MW) 2/27-3/21               DCC      J Novak            $599

                                9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.       (S) 3/10

For more information, call (845) 431-8900 .