ImagineSolar operates a Solar Lab Facility inside the Austin Electrical Training Alliance building. Hands-on solar training takes place indoors as well as outdoors at the 4000 sqft training facility.
Photovoltaic module technologies include crystalline silicon (Mission Solar Energy MSE PERC 72-Cell 360W), amorphous silicon, and copper indium gallium diselenide.
Inverters include grid-tied, off-grid, bi-modal hybrid, microinverter and bi-polar from SMA Solar Technology, Advanced Energy PV Powered, Schneider Electric Xantrex, Enphase Energy, Ideal Power Converters, Solectria and SolarEdge.
Our additional training equipment includes mounting systems from Schletter, Unirac, SnapNrack, Ecolibrium Solar and Quick Mount; monitoring equipment from SolarEdge and Enphase Energy; balance of system equipment from MidNite Solar and Square D; and site assessment tools including the Solmetric SunEye and the Solar Pathfinder.
Workshop participants install flashing and racking on a shingled roof and racking on a metal standing-seam roof. Also, participants install a ballasted flat-roof PV system and a rail-less mounting system.