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WECA

PVOL101: Solar Electric Design and Installation (Grid-Direct)(60 hour course) Class Sign Up Form


Location: Online Classes   Dates: 11/4/2019-12/15/2019   Class Instance ID: 7973  

Document ID: FB18
Standard Tuition Fee: $845.00

Instructions: Complete this form and submit it, along with the required payment, by U.S. Mail, fax, or deliver in person to: WECA Sacramento Region Training Center, 3695 Bleckely Street, Rancho Cordova CA 95655
Contact us toll free in Sacramento at (877) 444-9322.

If paying by credit card (VISA or MasterCard), you may sign up online or fax completed form to (916) 452-7011.

Classes fill quickly and space is available on a first come, first served basis, so be sure to sign up early to get the class of your choice.

Sign-ups after 11/4/2019 are approved based on the availability of seats in the class and are subject to the Late Tuition Fee.

Classes are subject to cancellation if minimum enrollment requirements are not reached.

The date WECA receives the completed Class Sign-Up with the required payment(s) will be the date the fee(s) will be effective.

Payment is due at time of sign-up, and can be paid via cash, money order, check, Visa or MasterCard. Make checks payable to WECA. There is an additional $25 charge for all returned checks.
  • Refunds will be approved or declined as stated in the current policy.
  • The Refund Request form and policy is available at the WECA Sacramento Office or on-line at www.goweca.com.

Remember to order your textbooks early so you will have them for the first day of class!

WECA

PVOL101: Solar Electric Design and Installation (Grid-Direct)(60 hour course) Class Sign Up Form

Location: Online Classes   Dates: 11/4/2019-12/15/2019   Class Instance ID: 7973
Document ID: FB18

If you need to register with the state as an Electrician Trainee and you are enrolling with WECA for the first time or you are re-enrolling, please complete an ET program enrollment and initial class sign up form (Form Link: http://goweca.com/files/ETEnrollmentandInitialClassInfoandForm.pdf).

Standard Tuition Fee: $845.00
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Remember to order your textbooks early so you will have them for the first day of class!
WECA Sacramento Region Office, 3695 Bleckely Street, Rancho Cordova, CA 95655 (877) 444-9322
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PVOL101: Solar Electric Design and Installation (Grid-Direct)(60 hour course) Class Information
Document ID: FB18
Description: PVOL101: Solar Electric Design and Installation (Grid-Direct)(60 hour course)

PVOL101 is your gateway to a career in the solar industry. It all starts with the fundamentals, and a solid understanding of various components, system architectures, and applications for PV systems. Other topics include site analysis, system sizing, array configuration, and performance estimation; electrical design characteristics such as wiring, overcurrent protection, and grounding; a detailed look at module and inverter specifications and characteristics; mounting methods for various roof structures and ground-mounts; and an introduction to safely and effectively commissioning grid-direct PV systems. This course focuses on grid-direct PV systems, the largest and fastest growing segment of the PV industry, but covers material critical to understanding all types of PV systems. These core concepts are expanded on in SEI’s upper level PV courses, which focus more specifically on particular system types, applications and design methodologies. Students who complete the PVOL101 online course will be able to perform the following:

  • Differentiate between various renewable energy sources and types of systems
  • Perform power and energy calculations
  • Evaluate utility bills and rate plans, perform a load analysis for a grid-direct system, and compare system production to energy consumption
  • Describe energy efficiency measures that can be implemented to reduce electricity usage and PV system size
  • Analyze different net metering rules, rebates, and incentives that affect the final cost of a PV system
  • Diagram and list the features, applications, and components of the following PV system types: DC direct, stand-alone, grid-direct, and grid-tied with battery back-up
  • Obtain and apply specifications for PV modules and determine their performance given various environmental and operating conditions
  • Identify various types of digital multimeters and explain how to use them safely
  • Diagram and determine the power, current, and voltage characteristics of PV modules in different series and parallel configurations
  • Determine the magnetic declination, define azimuth and altitude angle and evaluate the shade potential for a given site
  • Estimate energy production of a PV system based on location specifics including orientation and tilt angle
  • List the pros and cons of different mounting systems (ground, pole, roof, and trackers) and determine the number of modules that can fit in a given roof space
  • Given specific site criteria, evaluate what type of inverter is appropriate
  • Decipher balance-of-system equipment specification sheets to determine the critical information needed for system design
  • Design a residential grid-direct system including the array, inverter, circuit conductors, and overcurrent protection
  • Define equipment grounding, system grounding, and components and conductors used for grounding
  • Identify the following wires and components on schematics of residential grid-direct systems: disconnects, inverter, equipment grounding conductors, ungrounded conductors, grounded conductors, the grounding electrode(s), and the AC and DC system grounds
  • Identify potential safety hazards and the proper personal protective equipment for working on grid-direct PV systems
  • List the order of installation, commissioning, and decommissioning of a grid-direct PV system

Successful completion of this course results in State of California Journeyman Continuing Education or Electrician Trainee hours, and also counts as one of the two courses required to qualify students to sit for the NABCEP PV Associate Exam. The other is PVOL203. If one takes the NABCEP PV Associate Exam and passes, this course will additionally count for 18 hours of “non-advanced training hours” towards taking the NABCEP Installer Certification requirements. If one does not take or doesn’t pass the PV Associate Exam, then this course does not count for NABCEP hours.

Recommended Prerequisites: Solar Energy International highly recommends completion of their free, online RE100 Introduction to Renewable Energy course before enrolling in PVOL101.

All course materials are included in the tuition price of this course.

All course hours must be completed within Solar Energy International’s designated course timeline for this instance in order to receive credit.

Total class hours available: 60

Standard Tuition Fee: $845

System Requirements: Please review the System Requirements by clicking here.

Minimum Points and Hours: To earn credit hours for this course, students are required to attend a minimum number of course hours and earn a minimum number of points. Zero (0) credit hours will be awarded if the minimum attendance and/or minimum points are not met. See the points and hours matrix for specific requirements for this course.

Refund and Cancellation Policy: Click here to see Solar Energy International's refund and cancellation policy.


Location: Online Classes   Dates: 11/4/2019-12/15/2019  

Class Schedule: TBD