Online Solar Training: Advanced PV Systems with Energy Storage

Online Energy Storage PV System Configuration - Advanced Online Solar Training

PV224 – Energy Storage PV System Configuration

18 Advanced Credit Hours – ONLINE & SELF-PACED – $385.00

This course is also available under "Customized Course Bundles" to save on individual course tuition.

NABCEP Approved for Certification and Re-certification (Provides 12 of the required design and configuration credits including 6 hours NEC and 2 hours Building and Fire Safety Code)

Expand your professional knowledge of stand-alone, multimodal and self-consumption PV systems. This course teaches how to design PV systems for off-grid and grid-tied applications. It includes designing for PV well pumps, remote lighting, off-grid living, grid-tied systems with backup energy storage as well as for self-consumption systems for load shifting and peak shaving. 

This course includes presentation material covering the most crucial aspects of stand-alone and multimodal battery PV system configuration and design. It also includes mixed question/answer exercises throughout the presentation.

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. 

Course Outline:

  1. Physical Loads on Components and Structures
    • Roof loads and attachments
    • Ground mount loads and supports
    • Calculating for shadow avoidance
  2. PV System Design Parameters
    • AC Electrical standard voltage
    • Inverter types for energy storage
    • Designing PV systems for the purpose
      • Stand alone – multimodal
      • Self-consumption and peak shifting
    • Self-consumption without stand-alone function
  3. Energy Storage Batteries
    • Lead acid (FLA, AGM, PLC, OPzV
    • Lithium Ion (NMC, LFP)
    • Nickel-Iron
    • Redux Flow
  4. Charge Controllers and Stand-alone DC Systems
    • PWM and MPPT types
    • Remoting lighting controllers
    • Off-grid well pumps
    • PV attic ventilators
  1. The NEC and PV with Energy Storage
    • PV circuit sizing
    • Requirements for PV disconnects
    • Grounding requirements
    • Dedicated space for equipment and working
    • Battery Requirements
  2. Inverter System Designs
    • Types and Classifications of Inverter for Energy Storage Systems
    • Examples of Residential Inverter and Energy Storage Systems
    • Commercial Inverters and Energy Storage Systems
  3. Designing Energy Storage Systems
    • Designing stand alone and multimodal Systems
      • Example 1: DC coupled design
    • Designing self-consumption systems with limited stand-alone capacity
      • Example 2: AC coupling design (string inverter)
      • Example 3: AC coupling design (micro-inverters)

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 taking this course.

Internet access is required to participate in online.