40-Hour Advanced Solar PV Installer Training

Online

Length: 6 weeks

Instructor: Dr. Sean White

Subjects: Solar: Design and Installation, Solar: NABCEP

Student Rating

Rating: 8.6/10 (view ratings)
126 students have taken this course

Description

Access 40 hours of training on advanced solar PV topics, including the National Electrical Code (NEC), design, installation, commissioning, and sales to prepare for the NABCEP PV Installation Professional certification exam.

To take this course, you must have your NABCEP PV Associate credential or at least one year of experience in the solar industry.

In order to complete this course, you'll need to purchase a copy of Sean White's "Solar PV Engineering and Installation" (2015). You'll get access to detailed information and test-taking strategies specifically focused on the exam. There are required readings from the book in each week of the course.

This course includes many references to the National Electrical Code (NEC). It may be helpful for you to get a copy of the 2014 NEC.

Get 1 of 30 Discounted Seats

Get a 10% Discount Code
NABCEP Advanced Credits Toward The NABCEP PV Installation Professional Certification Exam

You need 58 hours of advanced training to sit for the NABCEP PV Installation Professional certification exam. If you passed the NABCEP PV Associate Exam after completing our Solar PV Boot Camp + NABCEP PV Associate Exam Prep course, that got you the first 18 hours. This course covers the additional 40 hours you need.

Instructor Dr. Sean White was the 2014 "IREC Clean Energy Trainer of the Year"

Dr. Sean White was the 2014 Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC) Clean Energy Trainer of the Year. He is an IREC ISPQ Certified Independent Master Trainer and a NABCEP Certified PV Installer. He has taught hundreds of solar courses to students all over the world.

Updated Course Reflects 2014 National Electrical Code (NEC) Changes

This course has been completely overhauled and reflects the 2014 changes to the National Electrical Code (NEC).

Self-Paced Online Course

This online course is both self-serve and self-paced. You can begin instantly upon enrollment.

Access Information and Build Your Training Library

After enrolling, the course materials will remain in your account and be accessible for as long as the course is offered on the HeatSpring.com marketplace, with minimum guaranteed access for 12 months (1 year) after enrollment. Return to your course anytime with online access from anywhere in the world.

Earn a Certificate of Completion

When you complete this course you are eligible for a certificate of completion from HeatSpring. You can download your certificate as soon as you have completed all of the course requirements. Students can easily share their verified certificates on their LinkedIn profiles using our one-click LinkedIn integration.

Earn Continuing Education Credits

Self Report with Certificate: 40 NABCEP Advanced Credit Hours

Sean has the unique ability to understand a student's gap in educational understanding and to fill in that gap in an extremely efficient manner. He is able to naturally work through technical information in an engaging path that builds toward proficiency rather than confuses the student. Sean accomplishes this while being extremely personable and accommodating to the student therefore building academic confidence that transforms into real world results.

- Anthony Shaw, Progeneration Energy Corporation

Very informative, great instructor. I learned a lot and it will definitely help my business and myself out in the field.

- David Rawlings, Woodland Solar

I highly recommend this course for anyone taking the NABCEP Installation Professional Exam. The instructor did a great job of simplifying complicated material, and was full of test taking tips.

- Brian Grems, Stellar Solar

Sean's book was instrumental to me passing the NABCEP exam. It really hit the nail on the head.

- Robert Wylie Hyde, Kaplan Clean Tech PV Instructor, NABCEP Certified PV Installation Professional

I comfortably passed the NABCEP exam and I couldn't have done it without Sean's book!

- Tim Oyler, NABCEP Certified PV Installation Professional

Sean White's course exceeded my expectation not only for the potential for online learning but also for bringing new and valuable depth and breadth to course material that is also timely and relevant.

- Leslie Andersen, Pacific Sky Solar

Leaning code requirements and solar calculations can be a very boring process; Sean's course found a way to deliver that information in an interesting and informative way, making the learning process much more interesting and manageable.

- Lucas Redrup, Solar Provider Group

Absolutely the best course available for the NABCEP PV Installation Professional exam prep!

- Brook Babcock, SolarCity

Mr. White killed it on this course! His delivery and organization of the topics kept me engaged and I left the class feeling well prepared for the NABCEP PV Installation Professional exam!

- Michael Walker, Precision Renewables

I would highly recommend any person inclined to so much as mention the topic of solar, take this course prior to doing so.

- Stephen Rogers, Energy Venture Management

I would recommend this course to anyone looking to improve their overall technical PV knowledge base.

- Nate Roumanis, Sunrise Solar Consulting

Instructor

Screen shot 2014 12 15 at 9.54.43 am.png?ixlib=rb 1.1

Dr. Sean White

2014 IREC Trainer of the Year

Dr. Sean White was the 2014 Interstate Renewable Energy Council Trainer of the Year. He is an ISPQ Certified Solar PV Master Trainer and has authored several books on solar. He contributed to the development of the NABCEP PV Installation Professional Job Task Analysis and has been a member of the NABCEP PV Installation Professional Technical Committee. Sean is a...[more]

Get a 10% Discount Code

Course Outline

Welcome - Orientation Materials

This course is self-paced, so you don’t need to be logged in at any specific time. You can get started immediately after you enroll and the course materials will remain in your account with minimum guaranteed access for 12 months (1 year) after enrollment. Typically access is extended for much longer.

Week 1 - Introduction and the National Electrical Code (NEC)

In this opening week you will get to know your instructor, explore various solar resources, do some foundational reading, learn about important terms and concepts that you'll need to memorize or at least familiarize yourself with, and do an in-depth review of the sections of the National Electrical Code (NEC) that relate to solar PV design and installation.

Week 2 - National Electrical Code - Article 690 - Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Systems

This week, you will go through Article 690 of the National Electrical Code (NEC). Familiarity with this part of the NEC is critical for solar designers and installers.

Week 3 - National Electrical Code (NEC) - Article 705: Interconnections

This week is devoted to breaking down National Electrical Code (NEC) - Article 705: Interconnections. This is important because many solar PV systems connect to the power grid, which introduces complexity into system design.

Week 4 - Safety and Wire Sizing

This week, you'll review important safety considerations and precautions and also learn about proper wire sizing.

Week 5 - Solar Trigonometry and Practice Exam for NABCEP PV Installation Professional Certification Exam

This week you'll review the trigonometry concepts you'll need for solar calculations and take a 70-question practice exam to prepare you for the NABCEP PV Installation Professional certification exam.

Week 6 - Question-by-Question Practice Exam Review

This week, you'll review each question from the practice exam to understand how to arrive at the correct answer.

After The Course - Feedback and Additional Resources

No matter how great this course is, we know it's just one part of a bigger journey. In this module we'll start thinking about what comes next. You'll provide feedback on the course, request a certificate of completion, and learn about additional resources. Don't forget that you'll have access to the course materials will remain in your account with minimum guaranteed access for 12 months (1 year). Typically access is extended for much longer without any action needed. If access is removed, contact us for an extension. Feel free to come back as much as you like to continue learning, and please stay in touch. Let us know what you do next and how we can help.

Get a 10% Discount Code

Students who took this course also took

Solar PV Installer Boot Camp + NABCEP PV Associate Exam Prep

Introductory training for contractors, electricians, and professionals who want to design and install residential solar PV systems.

NABCEP PV Installation Professional Certification Exam Prep

This course, which includes a 70-question practice exam and explanation videos, is designed specifically to help participants pass the notoriously difficult NABCEP PV Installation Professional certification exam.

Megawatt Design

Spend 10 weeks learning how to design large-scale solar PV systems with Ryan Mayfield, Solar PV Technical Editor at SolarPro.

Advanced Solar + Storage

An advanced course on residential, commercial, and utility-scale solar-plus-storage systems from battery and solar PV expert Wes Kennedy.

Introduction to Solar PV Markets + The 2016 Solar Startup Guide

Learn more about the features, benefits and applications of PV systems from industry legend Dr. Sean White. Download Chris Williams' updated Solar Startup Guide.

5 Things You Should Know About Silicon PV Panels

In this free course, Dr. James Rand discusses the 5 things you should know about silicon PV panels.