Solar Installer Training Course Outline

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The outline shows the topics covered by the video training course:

I.   Introduction
  1. Why Solar? Why Now?
    1. Fossil Fuel
    2. Consumption Renewables
  2. Types of Solar Systems
    1. Grid -- Tied PV Systems
    2. Off -- Grid PV Systems
    3. Hybrid PV Systems
    4. PV Direct
    5. Solar Heating systems
    6. Section in Review
  3. Safety
    1. Specific Hazards
      1. Electricity
      2. Heights
      3. Slope
      4. Heat
      5. Wind
      6. Weight
    2. OSHA
    3. Electricity
    4. Heights
    5. Other Hazards
    6. Tool Safety
    7. Roof Surfaces
XI.   Estimating PV Production
  1. System Sizing
  2. Production Estimating Methodology
  3. Estimating Methods
    1. Sun Hour Method
    2. Sun Chart Method
    3. PVWatts Estimating Method
      1. Summary of Results from Different Methods
  4. The De-Rating Factor
XII.   Diagramming

XIII.   Balance of System

XIV.  NEC

XV.   Array Grounding
  1. Array and Racking Grounding Equipment
    1. Grounding Lugs
    2. Ground Lugs and Clips
  2. Bonding Securely
  3. Completing the Grounding Path

II.   Basics of Electricity
  1. Direct Current (DC) Electricity/ Alternating Current (AC) Electricity
    1. Frequency
    2. Current
    3. Voltage
    4. Resistance
    5. Electrical Circuit
      1. Voltage, Current, and Resistance Relationship
    6. Power
      1. Voltage Drop
      2. Power Loss
    7. Net Power
    8. Wire Sizing
    9. Energy
    10. Section in Review
  2. Key Concepts

III.   How Solar Electricity Works
  1. Converting Sunlight to Energy
    1. Silicon Cells
    2. PV Cell Types
  2. The Photovoltaic Solar Advantage
    1. Solar Modules
    2. Solar Array
    3. Module String
  3. Section in Review
XVI.   String Inverters
  1. System Design
  2. Introduction to Inverters
    1. Sine Waves
    2. Modified Sine Waves
    3. "True" Sine Waves
  3. System Safety
  4. Maximum Power Point Tracking (MMPT)
  5. Maximum Voltage and Current Inputs
  6. Inverter Efficiency
  7. Inverter Inputs
    1. Recommended Power
    2. Maximum DC Input Voltage
    3. Minimum DC Input Voltage
    4. Start Up Voltage
    5. Maximum DC Input Current
    6. Application of DC Input Calculations
  8. Section in Review
  1. Key Concepts
XVII.   Micro Inverters
  1. Set up of Arrays with Micro Inverters
  2. Micro Inverter Examples

IV.   Solar Modules
  1. Output from a Solar Module
    1. Standard Test Conditions
    2. I-V Curves
    3. Field Conditions
  2. Effects of Irradiance on Output
  3. Effects of Temperature on Output
  4. Section in Review
  5. Key Concepts
  6. HANDS ON: Solar Modules
    1. Irradiance Measurement
    2. Voltage Measurement
    3. Current Measurement
    4. Determining Positive Leads
V.   Connecting Modules
  1. Wiring in Series
  2. Wiring in Parallel
  3. Wiring in Parallel/Series
    1. Advantages and Disadvantages
  4. Module Matching
  5. Section in Review
  6. HANDS ON: Connecting Modules
    1. Connecting Modules in Series
    2. Changing Orientation
VI.  Assembling a PV System
  1. PV Array Mounting
    1. Roof Mounts
    2. Ground Mounts
    3. Other Attachments
  2. Mounting Hardware
    1. Roof Attachment
  3. Racking System
    1. Rail
    2. Attaching to the Rail
    3. Clamps
  4. Electrical Attachments
    1. Grounding
    2. MC Connectors
    3. Junction Box (J Box)
    4. Combiner Box
    5. Conduit
    6. DC Disconnect
    7. AC Disconnect
  5. Inverter
    1. Low Voltage Inverters
    2. String Inverters
    3. Micro-Inverters
  6. Charge Controller
  7. Deep Cycle Batteries
  8. Section in Review
VII.   Site Assessments – an Overview
  1. Glossary of Terms
  2. Project Address and Property Layout
  3. Locations and Layouts of Buildings
    1. Potential Sites for Installing Solar
    2. Potential Shading Issues
    3. Truss/ Rafter Spacing for Roof Mounted Systems
    4. Objects Interfering with the Array Layout
  4. Location and Size of Service Entrance, Service Panel, and SubPanels
    1. Load Side Taps
    2. Line Side Taps
  5. Wiring Plan
  6. Roof Condition
  7. Section in Review
XVIII.   Array Layout
  1. Goals of the Layout
  2. Components of the Layout
  3. Considerations for the Layout
    1. Flat Roof Applications
    2. Ground Mount Considerations
XIX.   Racking Design
    1. Contractor's Responsibility
    2. Racking Equipment
    3. Racking Goals
      1. Supporting the Modules
      2. Distributing the Load
      3. Aesthetic Requirements
      4. Cost Requirements
    4. Types of Racking Systems
      1. Flush Mounted Systems
      2. Tilt Mounted Arrays
      3. Ballasted Arrays
      4. Ground Mounted Systems
      5. BIPV
XX.   Ground Mounts
  1. Introduction
  2. Layout
  3. Equipment and Materials
    1. Foundations
    2. Horizontal Beam
    3. Rail
    4. Grounding Lugs
    5. Module Clamps
    6. End Caps
XXI.   Sales and Marketing
  1. Introduction
  2. Solar Sales Presentation
    1. Overview
    2. Required Tools for a Sales Presentation
    3. Questions for Prospective Customers
    4. Information to be Gathered
    5. Information to be Given
  3. Incentives
    1. Federal Income Tax Credit
    2. State Tax Credit
    3. Rebates
    4. Depreciation Renewable Energy Credits (RECs)
    5. Feed In Tariff (FIT)
    6. Grants
  4. Electric Savings
    1. Electric Production
      1. Consumption
      2. System Sizing
    2. Cost of Electricity
      1. Estimated Savings
    3. System Cost
      1. Equipment Cost
      2. Labor Cost
      3. Other
      4. Total
    4. Return on Investment
      1. Items Affecting Payback and ROI
      2. Simple Payback
      3. Simple ROI

VIII.   Orientation
  1. Effect of Tilt on Production
  2. Effect of Azimuth on Production
  3. Effect of Tilt on East and West Facing Arrays
  4. Analyzing Azimuth and Tilt
  5. Section in Review
    1. Key Concepts
IX.   Determining Tilt and Azimuth
  1. Tilt
  2. Azimuth
    1. True North vs. Magnetic North
    2. Magnetic Declination
    3. True Bearing vs. Magnetic Bearing
    4. Determining Declination
  3. Section in Review
X.  Shading Analysis
  1. Shading Analysis
  2. Components of the Solar Pathfinder
    1. Solar Pathfinder Details
    2. Reading the Shadows on a Solar Pathfinder
    3. Helpful Hints about Using the Solar Pathfinder
  3. Procedure for Shade Analysis
  4. Effect of Shading on Production
  5. Solutions to Some Shading Issues
XXI.   Sales and Marketing cont'd
    1. Recommended Practices
      1. Specialize
      2. Don’t Customize
      3. Add onto your Business
      4. Retrofits vs. New Construction
      5. Equipment
      6. Inventory


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