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Utility Scale Solar Construction & Project Management

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Instructor: Andy Nyce

Subjects: Solar: Design and Installation

Length: 4 modules

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Description

An in-depth course focusing on everything you need to know about the development, design, permitting, construction & commissioning of utility scale solar power plants!

By the end of this course - you'll have a detailed understanding of what goes into each of these key steps - and have a working knowledge of many of the major processes and tasks that go into converting empty land into a fully functioning solar power plant.

The course is open to anyone, but is primarily intended for people joining the solar construction industry and want to 'hit the ground running' so that they're set up to be successful from day one.

This course will help you learn more about the big picture of solar construction and project management and how all the parts fit together. The course is also appropriate for professionals with other experience in the solar industry, but who have never been on a construction site. It will help you understand a range of content such as job hazard analyses, what an inverter is and how it works, what an I/C agreement is, what as-builts are, the sequence of construction in a large scale job, what megger testing is... and much, much more!

You'll also have unlimited access to the instructor during the course - with well over 1GW of experience in utility scale solar, this is an unique opportunity to level up and become a part of the fastest growing industry in the world!

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Flexible Online Training for Industry Professionals

This online course is self-paced. You can begin instantly upon enrollment.

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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. Rewatch videos and review assignments as many times as you want. View updates the instructor makes to the course as the industry advances. 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 LinkedIn integration.

Earn Continuing Education Credits

Approved for: NABCEP Advanced Credit Hours, 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 Certification 3 3 0 3 3 0
PV Associate Credential 0 3 0 0 0 0
PV Design Specialist Certification 3 3 0 3 3 0
PV C&M Specialist Certification 3 3 0 3 3 0
PV Technical Sales Certification 3 3 0 3 3 0
PV Installer Specialist Certification 3 3 0 3 3 0

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Instructor

Andy Nyce

Project Manager, DEPCOM Power

I hold a Bachelors of Mechanical Engineering (Hons) from the University of Canterbury in New Zealand, and I'm currently completing a Masters in Renewable Energy (via distance learning) from Murdoch University in Perth, Australia. I've spent the last seven years in the United States in a range of engineering, construction, project management and quality control roles...[more]

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Course Outline

Welcome - Orientation Materials

This course is self-paced, so you don’t need to be logged in at any specific time. You can get started immediately after you enroll and the course materials will remain in your account with minimum guaranteed access for 12 months (1 year) after enrollment.

  • Introduction to HeatSpring (Video - 01:25 minutes) Preview
  • Set up email notifications and your student profile (Text)
  • Introduction to the Course (Video - 16:24 minutes) Preview
  • Introduction to the Course (Download .pdf)
  • Introduce yourself on the discussion board (Text)
Module 1 - Engineering and Procurement

  • Engineering - Basics of Solar (Video - 14:27 minutes)
  • Engineering - Basics of Solar - Quiz (Quiz)
  • Engineering - Electrical Flow (Video - 07:32 minutes)
  • Engineering - Electrical Flow - Quiz (Quiz)
  • Engineering - Design (Video - 12:35 minutes)
  • Engineering - Design - Quiz (Quiz)
  • Design - Additional Resources & Links (Resource)
  • Procurement - Materials (Video - 08:35 minutes)
  • Procurement - Materials - Quiz (Quiz)
  • Materials - Additional Resources and Links (Text)
  • Read the Additional Resources and Post a Question on the Discussion Board (Text)
  • Optional - Download the slides for the next video - Basics (Download .pdf)
  • Optional - Download the slides for the next video - Electrical Flow (Download .pdf)
  • Optional - Download the slides for the next video - Design (Download .pdf)
  • Optional - Download the slides for the next video - Materials (Download .pdf)
Module 2 - Development & Owners Engineering

  • Development - Early Stage (Video - 10:04 minutes)
  • Development - Basics (Video - 08:43 minutes)
  • A Guide for Developers and Investors (Download .pdf)
  • Development - Pre-Execution (Video - 07:56 minutes)
  • Optional - Download the slides for the next video - Early Stage (Download .pdf)
  • Optional - Download the slides for the next video - Development (Download .pdf)
  • Optional - Download the slides for the next video - Pre-Execution (Download .pdf)
Module 3 - Construction

  • Construction - Basics (Video - 20:24 minutes)
  • Construction - Basics - Quiz (Quiz)
  • Safety Practices (Resource)
  • Journey to Safety Excellence (Resource)
  • Construction - Mechanical (Video - 10:06 minutes)
  • Construction - Mechanical - Quiz (Quiz)
  • Mechanical - Additional Resources - Sunfolding (Resource)
  • Construction - Electrical (Video - 06:47 minutes)
  • Construction - Electrical - Quiz (Quiz)
  • Construction - Tools & Equipment (Video - 03:36 minutes)
  • Construction - Tools & Equipment - Quiz (Quiz)
  • Construction - Quality (Video - 10:54 minutes)
  • Construction - Quality - Quiz (Quiz)
  • Quality - Additional Links and Resources (Text)
  • Construction - Field Engineering (Video - 04:09 minutes)
  • Construction - Field Engineering - Quiz (Quiz)
  • Assignment - Racking Systems Analysis Template (Download .docx)
  • Assignment - Racking Systems Analysis (Submit File)
  • Job Hazard Analysis (Download .doc)
  • Optional - Complete and submit a JHA (Submit File)
  • Optional - Download the slides for the next video - Basics (Download .pdf)
  • Optional - Download the slides for the next video - Mechanical (Download .pdf)
  • Optional - Download the slides for the next video - Electrical (Download .pdf)
  • Optional - Download the slides for the next video - Tools & Equipment (Download .pdf)
  • Optional - Download the slides for the next video - Quality (Download .pdf)
  • Optional - Download the slides for the next video - Field Engineering (Download .pdf)
Module 4 - Commissioning, Testing & Next Steps

  • Commissioning & Testing (Video - 12:42 minutes)
  • Commissioning - Quiz (Quiz)
  • Expanding Your Opportunities (Video - 11:23 minutes)
  • Additional Resources (youtube webinar) (Resource)
  • Additional Resource (PVTech Article) (Download .pdf)
  • Optional - Upload Your Resume for Review (Submit File)
  • Optional - Download the slides for the next video (Expanding your Opportunities) (Download .pdf)
  • Optional - Download the slides for the next video (Commissioning) (Download .pdf)
Feedback and Additional Resources

This is our last module but you still have access to the all of course materials for 12 months (1 year), so keep working and you'll be able to complete the course at your own pace. After your year of access expires you can optionally extend access with a HeatSpring Membership. Enjoy the course and keep in touch!

  • Join the Exclusive LinkedIn Page for Additional Connections & Discussion (Resource)
  • Feedback: 2-minute Exit Survey (Survey)
  • 1 Year of Access to Course Materials (Text)
  • Consider Joining as a HeatSpring Member (Resource)
  • Certificate of Completion: Request a Certificate (Certificate)
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