• Classroom
  • Online, Instructor-Led
  • Online, Self-Paced
Course Description

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.

Learning Objectives

Course Objectives:

  • 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

Framework Connections

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.