In this introductory course, students are trained in current aspects of solar technology and solar power generation using photovoltaic methods, its benefits and many applications. Participants examine the history of photovoltaics and gain a sense for where the PV industry is headed. The course starts with basic safety, including how to avoid potential accidents and how to create a safe work environment as well as the use of protective equipment. Students learn the fundamentals of electricity and solar energy, including how to calculate simple circuit values and predict solar position using solar path diagrams. Upon completion of this course, students will have a thorough understanding of PV applications, working safety as it pertains to this field, basic electricity, and PV module fundamentals.
The class and textbooks were assembled by experts in the field who helped grow the solar power technologies into what we have today.
In addition to current technologies, new technologies which are coming onlnie are also explored.
All textbooks and course materials are included in the training.
Upon successful completion of the training program, students are awarded certificates of completion. A job seekers guide and manual are included with interactive web tools.
Textbooks and material costs are included in the price except for textbook shipping.