Wednesday, August 21, 2019
Are you interested in broadening your knowledge to focus on solar? We're seeing a lot of opportunities on the horizon for electrical contractors--expand your skill set and make yourself even more valuable to these employers!
Corporate and consumer interest in solar power is burgeoning, and opportunities for electrical contractors in performing this work are growing.
Get a leg up on the competition with WECA's self-paced online solar courses offered in partnership with Solar Energy International and Mike Holt.
Explore the offerings from our solar course catalog below, and enroll today to join or stay up-to-date with this thriving industry.
Faultless Solar (32-hour course)
This course combines two of WECA's popular 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. Enroll today!
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. Enroll today!
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. Enroll today!
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. Enroll today!
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. Enroll today!
The PVOL101 through PVOL203 courses are also offered in Spanish. Learn more here.
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. Enroll today!
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. Enroll today!