Learn large-scale solar design and how to get your projects permitted and installed faster and cheaper. This training covers many types of large solar PV systems, with a heavy emphasis on commercial rooftop systems.
Ryan Mayfield, your instructor, is the Solar PV Technical Editor at SolarPro.Ryan, along with help from other industry leaders, has developed this course to help experienced solar professionals grow in the industry.
Learn from the Technical Editor at SolarPro Magazine
Ryan Mayfield developed this with one goal in mind: to give people who take it a competitive advantage on commercial and utility-scale solar projects.
Course Includes Valuable Tools and Templates
We've lined up some really valuable tools and templates to help you in the course and on future design projects, including access to Helioscope.
Use drafting software for creating system designs
These designs are not meant to be overly difficult or complex; they will involve drawing single line electrical pages, showing calculations and system notes, documenting roof/ground layouts, detailing portions of the installation and showing site plans. All these drawings will be in 2D and will not require advanced drafting skills and programs. We will not be able to teach any specific programs or the core functions for any drafting software. There is an expectation that you already have (or will have) the ability to create a drawing set with the key deliverables listed above.
Self-Paced Online Course
You can begin this online course instantly upon enrollment. The course will not officially begin until the scheduled start date, but students are encouraged to work ahead when possible.
Access Information and Build Your Training Library
After enrolling, the course materials will remain in your account and be accessible 12 months (1 year) after enrollment. Access can be extended beyond 1 year with a monthly membership. 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: 30 NABCEP Advanced Credit Hours, 6 NABCEP Technical/JTA, 6 NABCEP Elective, 3 NABCEP NEC, 30 AIA LU/HSW Credits
The most thorough and well-presented solar course I've ever taken. ”
- David Beavers, Cadmus
High quality course and exceptional value. As a result of completing this course, I am able to focus my business into taking on utility-scale projects. ”
- Bob Solger, Solar Design Studio
This course is like boot camp for the experienced solar designer. It will challenge you, help you learn new skills, and fill in missing gaps in your understanding of large-scale system design. By the time you are done, you will be a lean, mean designing machine.”
- John Wadley, Meridian Solar
The course provides many great resources to individuals that are in the design and engineering field of large solar PV arrays. Ryan Mayfield is very knowledgeable and shares that knowledge in a well-organized format.”
- Gregg Stephens, Absolutely Energized Solar
This course is excellent for sharpening your skills in solar PV design and for filling in knowledge gaps.”
- Kyle Ingraham, Compass Solar
This is an excellent course and I would recommend it to anyone who's serious about the solar energy industry. ”
- Luganus Daniel, Jamaica Public Service Company