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PV301L: Solar Training - Solar Electric Lab Week (Battery-Based)

This five-day lab class is an amazing opportunity to get hands-­on experience with a wide range of battery-­based PV system components and architectures at SEI’s world­-class lab facility in Paonia, Colorado. Working in small groups with instructors who live and breathe battery-based PV, students install, test, and commission numerous PV systems with energy storage that address a wide range of applications. The labs in PV301L consist of stand­-alone and multimode PV systems, and include AC and DC coupled equipment. Many experienced solar professionals have never worked with batteries – this is your chance to leap to the front of the pack!

what you will learn

Students who complete the PV301L workshop will be able to:

  • Determine safe procedures for installing battery-based PV systems, including: wiring combiner boxes, disconnects, power centers, controllers, battery banks, and inverters
  • Understand fundamental procedures for commissioning and maintaining battery-based PV systems
  • Perform basic programming and testing of components for specific battery-based applications
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helpful information

PREREQUISITE COURSES: Before participating in the PV301L course, students MUST complete PV101 or PVOL101, PV203 or PVOL203 OR an equivalent course from another organization, have NABCEP certification, or demonstrate field experience and pass a placement quiz. Please contact sei@solarenergy.org if you feel you are qualified to skip the prerequisite for PV301L.

For information on SEI’s Solar Professionals Certificate Program please click here.  For information on SEI’s workshop and training program policies please click here.

nabcep certification information

SEI Contact Training Hours: 5 days in person = 40 hours

This course provides approved credit hours towards the following NABCEP Certifications and Recertifications:

  • PV Installation Professional
  • PV Design Specialist
  • PV Installation Specialist
  • PV Commissioning and Maintenance Specialist
  • PV Technical Sales Professional
  • PV Associate (Renewal only)
  • PV System Inspector (Recertification only)
  • SH Associate (Renewal only)
  • Solar Heating System Inspector (Recertification only)
  • Solar Heating Installer (Recertification only)

Please visit NABCEP’S online course catalog for credit hours breakdown.

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  • Paonia, CO
    • October 05 2020 - October 09 2020
  • 5 Days
  • 40 hours

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