Infrared Imaging as a PV Characterization Tool - Self Study

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Author: Dr. James Rand

Subjects: Solar: Design and Installation

Length: 1 module

Student Rating

Rating: 9.1/10
76 students have taken this course

Latest Surveys

07/29/2020 - Rob O.

Rating: 9/10

06/19/2020 - Ethan H.

Rating: 10/10

06/15/2020 - Suparna K.

Rating: 10/10

05/19/2020 - Seth K.

Rating: 10/10

05/16/2020 - jack a.

Rating: 10/10

Useful if you are going to be doing O and M work.

04/01/2020 - Markus C.

Rating: 10/10

02/28/2020 - Nedal N.

Rating: 5/10

02/25/2020 - Thomas S.

Rating: 10/10

very well put together and informative.

02/18/2020 - Ahmed A.

Rating: 10/10

Interesting course includes practical and theoretical information about IR imaging for PV module performance analysis.

02/10/2020 - Jason W.

Rating: 10/10

01/27/2020 - Robert F.

Rating: 10/10

Great class, highly knowledgeable instructor. I've worked with the instructor commercially and they are among the best in the industry at field diagnostics for PV.

01/08/2020 - John O.

Rating: 10/10

IR is another tool in PV O&M and should not only relegated to looking at hardwire aspects but the actual PV modules them selves e.g. assessing module health, predictive failures and validating issues through other means. Another tool in the toolbox, knowledge is power.

01/07/2020 - Jacob F.

Rating: 10/10

12/26/2019 - daniel a.

Rating: 8/10

It really helps you start a career in the solar O&M field.

12/10/2019 - Artur K.

Rating: 10/10

12/09/2019 - derek s.

Rating: 10/10

A good quick course for gaining some technical information on using an IR camera for maintenance technicians. Good for NABCEP credit.

12/03/2019 - Ryan C.

Rating: 9/10

Great in depth information on everything IR. Giving a better understanding of what each test can stand for and how to identify diode and partial outage issues.

11/28/2019 - Newell T.

Rating: 10/10

Jim Rand provides an excellent treatise on the mechanisms and dangers of cell level hot spots in solar modules. This course conveys the knowledge required to understand how to identify the causes and properly diagnose potentially dangerous module failures. Very interesting and informative. Thank you Jim for sharing your many years of invaluable experience and knowledge.

11/19/2019 - Vincenzo R.

Rating: 10/10

10/22/2019 - Chris H.

Rating: 6/10

10/14/2019 - Beth C.

Rating: 10/10

Good overview with clearly thought out examples.

10/10/2019 - John R.

Rating: 8/10

06/29/2019 - John E.

Rating: 10/10

This is a well thought out, good basic course on how infrared can help to identify trouble areas throughout a PV system. Multiple examples and simple terminology explained help the novice understand the pros and cons of the use of thermography

06/06/2019 - Austin J.

Rating: 10/10

Well worth the money

05/26/2019 - Kevin R.

Rating: 10/10

04/01/2019 - carley w.

Rating: 9/10

This is a great place to start with IR Imaging. Very interesting details about how different things can effect modules.

03/18/2019 - Jay P.

Rating: 10/10

I found this course very informative and would recommend it.

03/05/2019 - jose j.

Rating: 10/10

02/28/2019 - Jorge V.

Rating: 9/10

02/24/2019 - James S.

Rating: 10/10

02/05/2019 - Mike K.

Rating: 9/10

This is a great tutorial on the basics of what problems may be lurking in your seemingly perfectly working array.

01/21/2019 - Thor T.

Rating: 3/10

09/24/2018 - Christopher C.

Rating: 10/10

This short course covered much more then I thought it would. I've used an IR camera on a limited bases but now I believe I will be using it much much more. All thanks to the teachings I learned in this course! Thank you!

08/14/2018 - Zachary T.

Rating: 7/10

08/13/2018 - Landery G.

Rating: 6/10

07/15/2018 - Joon C.

Rating: 10/10

06/27/2018 - Matt M.

Rating: 9/10

01/30/2018 - Andrew S.

Rating: 10/10

Great course for any installer or anyone who is getting into solar operations and maintenance!

11/27/2017 - Angela H.

Rating: 10/10

10/27/2017 - daniel j.

Rating: 7/10

10/27/2017 - David H.

Rating: 7/10

09/11/2017 - ricardo n.

Rating: 10/10

08/01/2017 - Glen S.

Rating: 9/10

Good presentation on the plus and minus of IR imaging for PV panels.

07/23/2017 - mike r.

Rating: 8/10

05/15/2017 - Wesley D.

Rating: 10/10

Learned a lot. IR is a must for all PV installers and O&M techs.

05/12/2017 - Alejandro M.

Rating: 6/10

Short training to get a glimpse of IR scanning for PV.

02/16/2017 - William C.

Rating: 10/10

A Quick and Easy Guide that is very useful for EPC and O&M Contractors alike

02/12/2017 - Christopher L.

Rating: 9/10

This course was a very interesting and succinct presentation of the capabilities and limitations of the uses of an IR camera for PV operations.

02/07/2017 - Jose Armando Z.

Rating: 10/10

Infrared Imaging should be part of the standard solar training we see in other courses, I believe it is such a great tool to troubleshoot systems and this course has really added incredibly useful knowledge to my career.

11/29/2016 - Sheldon S.

Rating: 10/10

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