PV223 – PV Maintenance and Troubleshooting

Six (6) advanced credit hours – ONLINE  & SELF-PACED – $185.00

Provides 6 design and configuration credits for NABCEP Certification and Recertification

solar maintenance near meMaintenance and troubleshooting of commercial and residential solar PV systems are rapidly becoming one of the fastest growing segments of the solar PV industry, and more professionals with troubleshooting skills are needed.

This course covers aspects of start-up procedures, testing, troubleshooting, and maintenance requirements for residential, commercial and battery-based PV systems.

Complete the lessons at your own pace as your work and family schedule allows with 24 hour/7 days a week access. Once enrolled you have 52 weeks to complete the course.


Completion of Solairgen training courses will provide the individual with an expanded knowledge and understanding of the construction trade. These courses are supplemental and not primary to become a licensed professional construction contractor.

Course Outline:

  1. Module Failure Modes
    • PV module degradation scenarios
    • Potential induced Degradation (PID)
    • Testing modules to create an IV curve
    • Locating hidden problems
  2. Conductor and grounding problems
    • PV source and output circuit conductor failures
      • pinched and chafed conductors
      • poor or faulty connections
      • insufficient conductor rating
    • PV array DC grounding failures
      • grounding conductor is insufficiently sized
      • poor connections of bonding equipment
      • insufficient grounding electrode system
      • faults to ground from PV conductor
  3. Inverters, Monitoring, and Performance
    • PV system failures
      • inverter failure and fatigue
    • Monitoring PV system operation
    • Predicting PV system performance
  4. Energy storage systems
    • Energy Storage system types
    • Causes of component or system failure
      • Improper design
      • Poor battery maintenance
      • incorrect programming of equipment
    • Troubleshooting the system

Call for more information about this course: 706-867-0678 or 800-262-7560

A strong foundation of PV system knowledge or experience is necessary prior to enrolling in this course. A Solairgen Certificate of Completion is awarded upon successful completion of this class.

Internet access is required to participate in online training.