PV224 – Energy Storage PV System Configuration

12 Advanced Credit Hours – ONLINE  & SELF-PACED – $325.00

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)


Battery System Diagram Used for Solar Classes

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.

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 and VRLA
    • Lithium Ion
    • Nickel-Iron
    • Aqueous saltwater
    • Redux flow
  4. Charge Controllers and Stand-alone DC Systems
    • PWM and MPPT types
    • Remoting lighting controllers
    • Off-grid well pumps
    • PV attic ventilators
  5. The NEC and PV with Energy Storage
    • PV circuit sizing
    • Requirements for PV disconnects
    • Grounding requirements
    • Dedicated space for equipment and working
    • Battery Requirements
  6. Inverter System Designs
    • Types of inverters for energy storage systems
    • DC coupled vs. AC coupled system designs
    • Integrated battery and control systems
      • component built systems
      • component bundled systems
      • custom designed commercial inverter systems
  7. Designing Energy Storage Systems
    • Designing stand alone and multimodal Systems
      • Example 1: DC coupled design
      • Example 2: AC coupled design
    • Designing self-consumption systems with limited stand-alone capacity
      • Example 3: self-consumption design

Call for more information: 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.