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Denowatts Academy - Self Study

Joey Staron

Course description

This a bundle of 2 courses taught by Joey Staron:

Denowatts Academy is a suite of courses to prepare your team to deploy Denowatts for your assets.

Denowatts is a solar performance testing and analytics company with a mission to utilize advanced Digital Twin Benchmarking technology to deliver faster, more accurate, and more efficient business intelligence to the solar industry.

As solar power generation has become the predominant new power source on the grid, technology innovation alone isn’t enough. Core to this mission is the co-advancement of innovation with leading international standards. In 2020 Denowatts earned ISO/IEC 17025:2017 Laboratory Accreditation for calibrating Deno sensors and in 2021 was the first in the world to attain ISO/IEC 17025:2017 Laboratory Accreditation for photovoltaic capacity testing.

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Continuing Education Units

Approved for: Denowatts.

Course Outline #1 - Denowatts Installer Certification Training

Module 1 - Introduction

After completion of this course, you know how to install Denowats DTB (Digital Twin Benchmarking) Technology, and will become a certified Denowatts Installation Technician.

  • Denowatts Hardware Installation Guide Introduction (53 seconds)
  • What is Denowatts? (04:20 minutes)
  • Hardware Installation E-Manual
Module 2 - Prepare

How to best prepare for your Denowatts installation

  • Before Heading to the Site (06:29 minutes)
  • QUIZ 1
Module 3 - Gateway Installation

How to properly install and verify a Denowatts Gateway.

  • Introduction (01:07 minutes)
  • Install Step 1 - Gateway (02:12 minutes)
  • Install Step 2 - Gateway Antenna (04:41 minutes)
  • Video Example (43 seconds)
  • Verify - Step 1 (03:00 minutes)
  • Verify Step 2 (03:09 minutes)
  • QUIZ 2
Module 4 - Deno Sensor Installation

  • Introduction (57 seconds)
  • Deno Lauch-mode (if necessary) (01:22 minutes)
  • Deno Power Check (01:20 minutes)
  • Deno Communication Check - on Gateway (01:17 minutes)
  • Deno Communication Check - Mobile Application (01:19 minutes)
  • How to find the best location for the Deno Sensor (02:23 minutes)
  • Sensor Mounting Introduction (52 seconds)
  • POA Deno Sensor Mounting (02:46 minutes)
  • GHI Deno Sensor Mounting (01:20 minutes)
  • Antenna Mounting (03:07 minutes)
  • Auxiliary Sensors Installation (55 seconds)
  • Tbom - Back of Module Temperature Sensor (02:00 minutes)
  • rPOA - Rear-side Pyranometer (for bifacial modules) (02:59 minutes)
  • Auxiliary GHI Sensor (01:03 minutes)
  • 3rd-Party Pyranometers (01:03 minutes)
  • Documenting Installation (04:42 minutes)
  • QUIZ 3
Module 5 - Verification

Once all the hardware has been installed, it is time to verify the Denowatts installation. This can be completed using the mobile application or by contacting Denowatts support.

  • Denowatts Verification (02:14 minutes)
  • QUIZ 4

Course Outline #2 - Denowatts for Project Managers

Module 1 - Introduction

This module is an introduction to the scope of the Project Manager in bringing Denowatts technology to your project.

  • Introduction (02:19 minutes)
  • Denowatts Scope of Work (.pdf)
  • Denowatts Project Flow Chart (Tasks & Responsibilities) (.pdf)
Module 2 - Procure Service

This module will cover the beginning stages: requesting the quote, placing the order, and the initial Denowatts account creation & onboarding

  • Procure Service (07:30 minutes)
  • Quiz
Module 3 - Upload Site Information

This module walks you through what to upload to the Denowatts portal and where to upload it. The Denowatts Portal is a robust commissioning tool; the more information you upload, the more insight you gain.

  • Site Information Upload (05:15 minutes)
  • Energy Model Upload (05:36 minutes)
  • Denowatts Portal Walk-through - Uploading Information (08:04 minutes)
  • Quiz
Module 4 - Install & Set Up Hardware

A brief description of how the PM is involved with the installation process and how Denowatts sets up the hardware.

  • Install Hardware (05:49 minutes)
  • Set-up Hardware (02:19 minutes)
  • Denowatts Installer Certification Course
  • Online Installation Manual
  • Installation Reference Links
  • Quiz
Module 5 - Integrate and Analyze

How to integrate your data with your monitoring provider and use the Denowatts portal for reports, downloads, and analysis.

  • Integrate and Analyze (04:04 minutes)
  • Denowatts Portal Walk Through - Site Analysis Page (12:53 minutes)
  • Quiz


Joey Staron

Manager, Onboarding & Insight, Denowatts Solar

Joey is the Manager of Onboarding and Insight at Denowatts and is passionate about improving solar performance analytics and benchmarking practices. Joey brings an engineering background to the table along with 6+ years of solar industry experience. With experience that ranges from residential & commercial installation to operations & maintenance, to performance... Learn more


42 reviews

Courses with student ratings: 2

by Naseem Aziz 06/16/2023

I finished this course in one sitting, it says a lot for the effort made in organizing this course. It will be a good source for buyers making a decision to acquire Denowatts for use in the solar PV projects.

by Joseph Silveira 06/02/2023

This course was a great refresher and added additional information I can now use while on-site.

by Rashaad El 05/14/2023

This would be a great course for those installers who would want to increase their skill sets in offering their clientele more options of their scope of services

by Aryan Ashoori 03/28/2023

Having more information

by john lombardo 02/20/2023

this is very necessary to retain, learn and practice, I can go back and refer to information I need.

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