PV225 Utility Scale PV System Design

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

 

Large Solar Farm in the Mountains

This 12-hour online self-paced course includes 8 lessons. The course material follows the NABCEP PVIP JTA guidelines and the NEC. An interactive quiz follows each lesson for review and comprehension verification. A final exam follows completion of all lessons. A 70% score on each lesson and the final exam is required to complete the course.

 

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 lessons.

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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.Components for Utility Scale PV Systems

  • String inverters & Central inverters
  • Combiner and Recombiner boxes
  • DC and AC overcurrent devices (OCDs) & Disconnects
  • DC and AC conductor and conduit applications
  • Monitoring equipment
  • PV modules

2.Support Racking for Large PV Arrays

  • Structural regulating agencies and associations
  • Types of mounting for application and conditions
  • Weight loads on structural materials
  • Attachment methods and products
  • Types of PV racking systems for ground and roof mounts

3.The Physical Design and Layout

  • Calculating for shadow avoidance
  • Calculating material strength

4.System Design and Cost Analysis

  • Utility scale PV sizing
  • Sizing by available space parameters
  • Sizing by power requirements or limitations
  • Calculate PV system net cost
  • ROI and other financial aspects of the system.
  • Levelized Cost of Energy LCOE

5.Inverter Capacity Configuration

  • Matching the PV array to inverter operating parameters
  • PV Array to Inverter Size Limitations
  • Temperature Affects Voltage Output from the PV Cells
  • Configuring modules and arrays to inverters
  • Configuring with PV optimizers

6.Selecting Conductors and Conduit

  • PV source circuits and output circuits
  • Inverter output circuits
  • Equipment grounding conductors
  • Conduit for the Application

7. String Inverter PV System Designing

  • Steps in designing commercial roof mounted PV systems
  • Identify site and design parameters.
  • Develop initial layout drawings.
  • Design the PV system
  • Inspect the system and run a performance test

8.Central Inverter PV System Designing – Ground Mounts

  • Steps in designing commercial ground mounted PV systems
  • Identify site and design parameters.
  • Develop initial layout drawings.
  • Design the PV system
  • Inspect the system and run a performance test

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Successful completion of PV225 provides 12 hours of CE credits for NABCEP Certified Installation Professionals and Electrical Contractors.

Course created by: Kelly Provence