This course teaches the basic vocabulary, technical details, and economic concepts necessary to understand and evaluate grid-connected photovoltaic (PV) projects and energy storage systems (ESS) from a project manager’s and/or owner’s perspective. This class is offered in two sections. In the first class, the instructor will provide an introduction to grid fundamentals and discuss the advantages and disadvantages of various PV technologies, including module efficiencies and their implications on the space requirements of a project, and ESS technologies. In the second class, the instructor will discuss PV installation options along with an overview of criteria for selecting a solar site, and PV system costs and incentives (state and federal). The class will focus on residential-sized systems, but will also discuss larger options. Please note this class is designed as an introductory class for anyone interested in understanding the basic concepts of PV &ESS project evaluation and for anyone interested in pursuing a career in the solar industry. It is not a hands-on installation class or a PV design/engineering class. It is an ideal foundation for the more advanced classes in our PV series. NABCEP Continuing Education Credits are available.
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