PV601: Solar PV Design and Costs

$295 – 7 Contact Hours 

This one day (7 hour) course is designed for licensed professionals. PV601 is information dense and provides a thorough working knowledge of solar PV (photovoltaic) system design and costs. You will not only learn how to provide solar services to your clients, but gain a fundamental understanding of the fast-growing solar industry, a competitive edge in today’s market.

Created and taught by NABCEP certified solar installers, the solar industry’s gold standard for certification, PV601 is recognized by the AIA (American Institute of Architects) and qualifies for 7.0 CEUs (Continuing Education Units).

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Who is this class for?

  • Engineers and Architects
  • Electricians, and those skilled in electrical construction
  • General and Home-Improvement Contractors
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Sales Professionals

Instruction Topics

  • Introduction to Solar PV Industry: History and Future
  • The Photovoltaic Effect and Cell Manufacturing
  • System Components: Solar Cells, Modules and Arrays
  • Types of Inverters: String, Micro and Central
  • System Mounting: Flush Roof, Tilt-up and Ground Mounts
  • Selecting a Site: Orientation and Shade Analysis
  • Introduction to Basic Solar PV Design
  • Understanding Solar PV Costs
  • Performance Estimation
  • Financial Analysis: Putting it All Together

Not sure if this course is right for you? Check with our enrollment advisors at 512-443-5725 or email us at info@imaginesolar.com.

About Our Instructors and Facility

ImagineSolar has trained thousands of individuals who have gone on to be a integral part of the solar industry. Our instructors teach best practices using the most current technologies and methods for the solar industry. They take the time to make sure each student is grasping presented concepts. Our modern facilities are equipped with computers, current software, and wi-fi. In addition, our course instruction is continuously updated with the latest advancements as the fast-paced solar industry expands and evolves.

Instructional Material Provided

  • Full-color Workbook compiled by ImagineSolar

After completing this course, a certificate of completion will be issued to you at the end of the day. For AIA architects, your participation in this course will be reported to your local office.

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