PV 101 (Introduction to Photovoltaics)

  • 27 May 2017
  • 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
  • The Conservation Foundation, 10S404 Knoch Knolls Rd, Naperville, IL 60565
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PV 101 (Introduction to Photovoltaics)
Course Description

This one-day course uses a combination of lecture and classroom activities to teach the basics of solar electric systems. Participants will learn how photovoltaic (PV) systems work, diagram the four PV system types, describe and identify components, understand the best application and limitations of each system type, define the solar window, make energy efficiency recommendations, estimate system loads, and understand the basics of PV site assessment.

The Midwest Renewable Energy Association (MREA) and ISEA  train individuals to provide renewable energy assessment and consumer education, with Programs accredited by the Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC) that provide skills and training needed by professionals engaging consumers in renewable energy systems for their homes and businesses.

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

Define photovoltaics
Explain how photovoltaic systems work
Diagram the four system types
Describe and identify components of a photovoltaic system
Identify the best application and limitations of each system type
Define the solar window
Use Ohm's Law
Read an electric utility bill
Estimate electrical loads
Make energy efficiency recommendations
Identify PV mounting types
Explain the basics of a PV site assessment
Calculate system costs
Describe financial incentives for PV

8.0 credit hours for WI Dwelling Contractor Qualifiers
7.5 credit hours for WI Commercial Electrical Inspectors
7.5 credit hours for WI Journeyman and Master Electricians
7.5 credit hours for WI UDC - Electrical Inspectors

Fees for ISEA members: $95

For non-members: $125*

*You can become an ISEA Individual Member for $45 a year to receive the member rate, in addition to other membership benefits. Learn more by clicking here.

Fees must be paid PRIOR to attending the class.


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