Advanced Solar PV Design & NABCEP Exam Prep

Advanced Solar PV System Design
& NABCEP Exam Prep

60 Advanced Training Hours
Updated for the 2014 National Electrical Code

PV320e Advanced Solar PV Design & NABCEP Exam Prep

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Participants earn 60 Advanced credit hours. This course satisfies the advanced training application requirements for NABCEP’s PV Installation Professional certification exam. Upon completion of all online work participants receive a digital Certificate of Completion, ready to be uploaded to NABCEP as part of your application package.

Course Details:

  • Who is this course for?

    Who is this class for?

    This course focuses on advanced PV system design and problem-solving expertise. There is also a strong emphasis on the US National Electric Code applications that are needed to successfully pass the NABCEP PV Installation Professional certification exam. Participants work through multiple complex PV system designs – accounting for location, technology, and code conditions. In addition to design considerations, this advanced online course covers areas of PV market economics, emerging PV technologies and considerations for utility scale and large commercial scale PV systems.

    This course is appropriate for anyone who wants to gain expertise in designing PV systems. It is targeted to engineers, electricians, entrepreneurs, and all others who intend to become professionals in the solar industry. If you do not have experience with PV systems, recommended prerequisites would be either our Foundations Online course or the Advanced PV Project Experience.

  • Instruction Topics
            • Working Safely with Photovoltaic Systems
            • Conducting a Site Assessment
            • Selecting a PV System Design
            • Adapting the Mechanical Design
            • Adapting the Electrical Design
            • Installing Sub-systems and Components at the Site
            • Performing a PV System Checkout and Inspection
            • Maintaining and Troubleshooting a PV System
            • Design Exercises
            • PV Array Temperature Impact Calculation Exercises
            • Expedited Permit Process for PV Systems
            • Utility-Scale and Large Commercial PV Systems
            • Advanced Inverter Topics
            • Lectures on Solutions to NABCEP Sample Questions
  • About Our Instructors

    ImagineSolar has trained thousands of individuals who have gone on to be an integral part of the solar industry. Many of ImagineSolar’s consultants, instructors, and lecturers are currently or formerly NABCEP certified. To view their credentials please click here.

  • System Requirements for our eLearning Campus

    System Requirements for our eLearning Campus

    Our elearning campus uses the Moodle learning platform. There are no download requirements to use Moodle. The following are the system requirements to access the ImagineSolar elearning campus and to interact with our online material.

    High-speed broadband Internet access is recommended.

    You access our elearning campus from a web browser on your PC/tablet/notepad. Windows and Apple devices are both supported.

    Browser Settings and Plug-ins:

    Minimum Browser for using Moodle: Firefox 4, Internet Explorer 8, Safari 5, Google Chrome 11, Opera 9;

    The operating system is not important;

    Java Runtime Environment 1.4 or higher;

    JavaScript Enabled;

    Cookies Enabled;

    Pop-Up blocking Disabled;

    Moodle uses a Flash Player for viewing videos that is compatible with all PC-based and Android devices;

    If you are using Apple computers, install “Adobe Player for Mac” or its equivalent to view the video lectures;

    For Apple iPads, install Photon Flash Player for iPad or the Puffin Web Browser or the equivalent;

  • Provided and Recommended Materials

    Course includes Sean White’s Exam Prep Guide: Solar PV Engineering and Installation: Preparation for the NABCEP PV Installation Professional Certification

    3 months access to ImagineSolar’s online training site containing lessons, video lectures, slideshows, quizzes, problem sets, and additional materials.

    We recommend the 3rd edition Photovoltaic Systems by James P. Dunlop to those participants who could benefit from a solar reference book.

    Click here for free viewing access to the National Electrical Code and other code books:


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Interest List for 2017 Advanced Solar PV System Design & NABCEP Exam Prep

I [am] officially an NABCEP Certified Solar PV Installer! I want to thank... the people of ImagineSolar for being a huge asset with training and preparing me for this coveted certification in the solar PV industry! I am awaiting word from NABCEP if I am the first deaf individual to pass the exam.–Jason Shaw, President of RESA (Renewable Energy Student Association) at ACC View additional testimonials