Advanced Photovoltaic Systems + ESS

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Advanced Photovoltaic Systems + ESS

Course Description

This course provides an integrative understanding of PV systems, energy storage, and microgrids with technical and economic considerations.

In-depth coverage of the National Electrical Code (NEC 2017 and NEC 2020) will help those seeking deeper knowledge or work as a PV professional whether it be in design, sales, or business development. In addition to energy generation, loads will be examined particularly in the context of microgrids. Some sustainable building practices will be explored to better understand how dealing with load consumption works hand-in-hand with generation.

Lessons dive into best practices for site preplanning, technology system components, system sizing, mechanical integration, electrical integration, utility connection, inspection and commissioning, operations/maintenance/troubleshooting, medium-voltage interconnection issues, and economic analysis.

Requirements & Materials



  • High school math including algebra and basic trigonometry
  • Basic understanding of electricity and power distribution


Required (student must provide)

  • A PC or Apple Laptop that is able to run downloadable software
  • Internet access

Provided (student will receive)

  • Course materials
  • Software links

Session Details

Who Should Attend

This course is designed for those seeking deeper knowledge or work as a PV professional whether it be in design, sales, or business development.

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What You Will Learn

  • The complete life-cycle of a PV system from analysis to design to operations and maintenance
  • Design topologies
  • Trade-offs and “inflection-points” for making decisions for such systems
  • The appropriate inverter and interconnection topology to and from the inverter
  • How to analyze array mounting options in addition to other mechanical considerations
  • Perform system and string sizing
  • How to identify potential problems and how to diagnose and take corrective actions
  • How to read and evaluate project set plans
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How You Will Benefit

  • Learn to use available tools for the design of such systems.
  • Understand the NEC 2017/2020 code requirements including updates to NEC 2020.
  • Provide guidance and practice questions for the NABCEP PV Professional exam.
  • Meet the required Job Task Analysis areas.
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The course schedule was well-structured with a mix of lectures, class discussions, and hands-on exercises led by knowledgeable and engaging instructors.

- Abe Kani


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