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2022 NABCEP CE Conference!

Photovoltaics and the 2020 NEC for NABCEP Credit


Instructors: Sean White, Bill Brooks

Subjects: Solar: Design and Installation, Solar: NABCEP

Length: 1 module

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The 2020 NEC has just been released and you should know all about it! This course will count for 2 hours of NABCEP CE and prerequisite credit. You will receive a digital certificate of completion.

Bill Brooks and Sean White published the book Photovoltaics and the National Electric Code, which was based on the 2017 NEC and are currently writing a 2020 NEC version.

Sean and Bill will cover the new 2020 NEC, 2017 NEC as well as Energy Storage. Bill and Sean have been teaching NEC Workshops together for 8 years and together have over 40 years of PV training experience. Sean was the 2014 IREC Trainer of the year and was awarded the 2019 APVIA award for Academic Contribution in Shanghai.

Note: Much of the material in this course was recorded live and although it has a very high rating (over 9/10), some participants have complained about the audio quality. We will happily refund you for the course if the audio quality is an issue.

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Earn Continuing Education Credits

Approved for: NABCEP Advanced Credit Hours, NABCEP NEC, NABCEP JTA, NABCEP RE Elective, NABCEP PV Associate Renewal.

Approved NABCEP CEU Hours by Credential and Category

NABCEP Credential Advanced Hours for Exam Recertification CEU Hours NEC JTA RE Elective Building or Fire Code
PV Installation Professional (PVIP) Certification 2 2 2 2 2 0
PV Associate (PVA) Credential 0 2 0 0 0 0
PV Design Specialist (PVDS) Certification 2 2 2 2 2 0
PV Installer Specialist (PVIS) Certification 2 2 2 2 2 0
PV Technical Sales (PVTS) Certification 2 2 0 2 2 0
PV Commissioning & Maintenance Specialist (PVCMS) Certification 2 2 2 2 2 0
PV System Inspector (PVSI) Certification 0 2 2 0 0 0

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As a PE, I am not steeped in the field. This was a great short overview to highlight the 2020 changes that I am sure are going to "catch" some installers unawares. So this course will help my plans and specification preparations be more accurate.

- Craig Tarr

Thank you very much for this interesting and informative course.

- Malcolm Brooks

Very informative and free! Be sure to take advantage of this opportunity for a clear and concise summary of changes in the coming NEC code cycle.

- Bryant Carlson

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Sean White

2014 IREC Trainer of the Year

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]

Bill Brooks

Principal, Brooks Engineering

Bill Brooks PE, of Brooks Engineering LLC, has over 30 years of experience designing, installing, and evaluating grid-connected PV systems. More than 12,000 installers and inspectors have attended his courses throughout the U.S. and abroad. His field troubleshooting skills have been valuable in determining where problems occur to focus training on those issues of...[more]

Course Outline

2020 NEC Workshop

  • Welcome! (Text)
  • 2020 NEC Free Access (Text)
  • Go-At-Your-Own-Pace (Text)
  • 2020 NEC Video 1 Intro and what defines a PV system (Video - 15:04 minutes)
  • 2020 NEC Video 2, AC and DC Coupling, 690.2 definitions (Video - 15:52 minutes)
  • 2020 NEC Video 3 Voltage (Video - 16:05 minutes)
  • 2020 NEC Video 4 Bifacial, Solsmart Permit Process, Voltage Irradiance and Temp. (Video - 13:18 minutes)
  • 2020 NEC Video 5 690.8 Current! (Video - 16:41 minutes)
  • 2020 NEC Video 6 690.8 and 690.8(A)(2) Circuits Connected to Electronic Power Converters (Video - 15:30 minutes)
  • 2020 NEC Video 7 of 8 (Video - 18:15 minutes)
  • 2020 NEC Video 8 of 8 (Video - 19:06 minutes)
  • Quiz hints from the NEC (Download .pdf)
  • To view your test results (Text)
  • 2020 NEC Quiz (Quiz)
  • Code-Compliant Conductor Sizing - SolarPro Article (Download .pdf)
  • Sandia Report (Download .pdf)
  • Live Online Proctoring (LOP) for All NABCEP Exams! (Text)

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