This course focuses on quality management in the utility scale solar industry.
Ensuring high quality installations is absolutely essential for a wide range of reasons – from ensuring safe jobsites, to preventing the financial impacts of rework, to ensuring that projects meet their scheduled targets… all of which we’ll cover in depth during this course. We’re also going to teach you best practices around building quality management programs, and I’ll be using my ten years of experience in the solar construction industry to pass on many of the lessons that I’ve learned during my time in the field.
In lesson 1 - we’ll learn the basics of solar PV – and make sure that you understand concepts like voltage, current, resistance – and the difference between power and energy. This section also covers how electricity flows through a solar plant, and introduces you to some of the key players in the design, installation and ownership of a project. We’ll also be spending some time in this section making sure you understand the key components of a utility scale solar power plant. Having a good comprehension of these fundamentals will set you up to understand concepts that we touch on in more depth late in the course.
In Lesson 2, we’ll lay the groundwork for quality management – first explaining why it’s so important in all construction activities, but particularly utility scale solar… then discussing some core principles of quality management and differentiate between quality assurance and quality control.
Finally, in lesson 3 – we’ll put the pieces together – and focus on quality management on large scale solar sites. We’ll chat about the importance of planning and getting everyone speaking the same language when it comes to quality and installations… discuss how the technical drawings are such a critical piece of the puzzle, explain best practices when it comes to quality, look at different forms of quality documentation and discuss lessons learnt and continual improvement.
This course is an amazing resource for anyone who cares about high quality installations on job sites they're involved in. Whether you're a field engineer, a project manager, a construction manager, a superintendent, crew lead, quality lead or a field employee - you're going to gain something from this course and become more a more valuable team member.
Note: This course shares 'Lesson 1 - Basics of Solar PV' with Andy Nyce's Understanding Utility Scale Solar Construction Drawings.
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