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15 weeks. Tuesdays and Thursdays 5:30 to 8:00 pm. In person, Hybrid or Virtual + Field Lab
Hawaii is going green! Be a part of the renewable energy revolution and earn credentials in this exciting and growing industry. PV 101 is your gateway to a career in the solar industry. It all starts with the fundamentals, and a solid understanding of various components, system architectures, and applications for PV systems. Other topics include site analysis, system sizing, array configuration, and performance estimation; electrical design characteristics such as wiring, overcurrent protection, and grounding; a detailed look at module and inverter specifications and characteristics; mounting methods for various roof structures and ground-mounts; and an introduction to safely and effectively commissioning grid-direct PV systems. This course focuses on grid-direct PV systems, but covers material critical to understanding all types of PV systems.
This course meets the North American Board of Energy Practitioners’ (NABCEP’s) educational standards for technicians. Successful completion of this course satisfies NABCEP's formal (classroom) training requirement for Associate level testing.
18 and up welcome!
Ages: 16-35 (eligible for full scholarship)
Ages: 35+ (eligible for $500 reduced tuition)