Students will learn how to configure, install, inspect, and maintain solar PV systems for customers. The course covers core competencies from the PV Installer Task Analysis, including the National Electrical Code® and OSHA safety standards relevant to PV installation. The Solar Panel Installer program is a 12 week course and is designed for workers in the electrical construction-related or electrical engineering field. At the end the course, students will be able to pass the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) PV installer certification test.
Identify major components of a Photovoltaic System
Identify types of PV systems
Identify panel types and characteristics
Determine proper Installation Sequence for Array and BOS
Install basic Array and BOS components
Determine proper Array Orientation
Understand Basic performance characteristics
Understand basic systems sizing methods
Troubleshoot basic systems problems and installation errors
The materials within this course focus on the Knowledge Skills and Abilities (KSAs) identified within the Specialty Areas listed below. Click to view Specialty Area details within the interactive National Cybersecurity Workforce Framework.