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Faultless Solar (32 hour course)
This course combines two of WECA’s popular 16-hour courses, “Faultless” and “Solar Power for Electricians,” into one convenient 32-hour package. Learn about how to coordinate information in specific NEC articles, so you can properly select and install the correct electrical circuit components and conductors needed for different load and circuit configurations. Then, build on that knowledge as you learn about the fundamental concepts required for safe, code-compliant installation of residential and commercial-scale Solar Photovoltaic systems.
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Standard tuition is $259.00.
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FVOL101: Solar Electric Design and Installation (Grid-Direct) Spanish (60 hour course)
Este es un curso fundamental para cualquier persona que quiera iniciar una carrera en energía fotovoltaica (FV) y/o comprender los pormenores de la generación de electricidad con base en el efecto fotoeléctrico. La plataforma del curso FV101 le permitirá continuar desarrollándose en áreas como: diseño, inspección, instalación, mantenimiento, ventas técnicas y soporte técnico; todo basado en los más rigurosos códigos eléctricos y en prácticas recomendadas por profesionales con décadas de trayectoria en la industria.
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09/30/2019 11/10/2019 Online Classes Class Schedule Sign-up Form Enroll Now!
Standard tuition is $595.00. Enroll by Monday, September 30 to avoid late fees.
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FVOL202: Advanced PV System Design and the NEC (Grid-Direct) Spanish (60 hour course)
Sumérjase en los detalles avanzados de diseño y buenas prácticas relacionadas con sistemas fotovoltaicos (FV). Con un enfoque altamente técnico, este curso se diseñó para apoyar a diseñadores, instaladores, inspectores e ingenieros que quieren entender los detalles intrínsecos del diseño de sistemas FV, y los requerimientos para instalarlos correctamente. El curso ofrece una mirada profunda a los estándares del Código Eléctrico Nacional (NEC® 2014), así como a prácticas recomendadas de la industria de sistemas FV interactivos con la red.
FVOL203: PV System Fundamentals (Battery-Based) Spanish (40 hour course)
Este curso le proporcionará al estudiante una comprensión de los conceptos fundamentales necesarios para trabajar de forma segura en sistemas FV basados en baterías; estos incluyen los sistemas FV aislados (o autónomos) y los sistemas FV conectados a la red con respaldo de baterías. Se estudia el propósito, las aplicaciones y los criterios de diseño requeridos para los diferentes componentes que se deben seleccionar e integrar como: controladores de carga, baterías, arreglo FV e inversores basados en baterías (sumamente distintos a los inversores conectados a la red). La información en este curso le proveerá una comprensión teórica de los sistemas FV basados en baterías que podrá aplicar en instalaciones reales y aplicaciones prácticas.
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11/04/2019 12/15/2019 Online Classes Class Schedule Sign-up Form Enroll Now!
Standard tuition is $445.00. Enroll by Monday, November 04 to avoid late fees.
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PVOL101: Solar Electric Design and Installation (Grid-Direct)(60 hour course)
This scheduled self-paced instructor-led course from WECA education partner Solar Energy International is for students who want to learn the fundamentals and gain a solid understanding of various components, system architectures, and applications for PV systems. 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.
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10/07/2019 11/17/2019 Online Classes Class Schedule Sign-up Form Enroll Now!
Standard tuition is $845.00. Enroll by Monday, October 07 to avoid late fees.
11/04/2019 12/15/2019 Online Classes Class Schedule Sign-up Form Enroll Now!
Standard tuition is $845.00. Enroll by Monday, November 04 to avoid late fees.
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PVOL202: Advanced PV System Design and the NEC (Grid-Direct) (60 hour course)
This scheduled self-paced instructor-led course from WECA education partner Solar Energy International is for students who want to take a deep dive into National Electrical Code 2017 standards as well as other best practices that pertain to designing grid-direct PV systems.
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10/07/2019 11/17/2019 Online Classes Class Schedule Sign-up Form Enroll Now!
Standard tuition is $845.00. Enroll by Monday, October 07 to avoid late fees.
11/04/2019 12/15/2019 Online Classes Class Schedule Sign-up Form Enroll Now!
Standard tuition is $845.00. Enroll by Monday, November 04 to avoid late fees.
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PVOL203: PV System Fundamentals (Battery-Based) (40 hour course)
This scheduled self-paced instructor-led course from WECA education partner Solar Energy International is for students who want to focus on the fundamentals of battery-based PV systems. Components such as batteries, charge controllers, and battery-based inverters are covered in detail, along with safety and maintenance considerations unique to battery-based systems, load analysis, battery bank configuration, and the electrical integration of the system.
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10/07/2019 11/17/2019 Online Classes Class Schedule Sign-up Form Enroll Now!
Standard tuition is $645.00. Enroll by Monday, October 07 to avoid late fees.
11/04/2019 12/15/2019 Online Classes Class Schedule Sign-up Form Enroll Now!
Standard tuition is $645.00. Enroll by Monday, November 04 to avoid late fees.
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PVOL350: Tools and Techniques for Operations and Maintenance (40 hour course)
This scheduled self-paced instructor-led course from WECA education partner Solar Energy International is an advanced online training targeted towards solar professionals who want to take their technical skills to the next level. This course is geared towards training PV technicians to safely and effectively perform operations and maintenance (O&M) tasks including inspections, commissioning, performance verification, and troubleshooting.
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11/04/2019 12/15/2019 Online Classes Class Schedule Sign-up Form Enroll Now!
Standard tuition is $645.00. Enroll by Monday, November 04 to avoid late fees.
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Solar Power for Electricians (16 hour course)(2014 NEC Edition)
Learn about the fundamental concepts required for safe, code-compliant installation of residential and commercial-scale Photovoltaic systems.
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Standard tuition is $189.00.
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Understanding 2014 NEC Requirements for Solar Photovoltaic Systems Home Study (DVD Based) (16 hour course)
This 16-hour course is based on Mike Holt’s “Illustrated Guide to Understanding NEC Requirements for Solar Photovoltaic Systems, based on the 2014 NEC” textbook and DVDs.
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Standard tuition is $210.00.
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