CPCC Center for Sustainability is holding a 40 hour continuing education course on installation and design of solar photovoltaics.
This course covers instruction on the physical principles, equipment, system components, and site analysis, and provides training in the basic skill set for design and installation of solar photovoltaics power systems. Design of Grid tied solar systems for residential and commercial buildings will be taught. A portion of the course will discuss standalone systems. It has 40 hours of instruction the last part of which is the completion of the NABCEP Entry Level Exam. The course will be offered over 2 intense weekends to enable full time workers to fit the course into their schedule. Completion of the coursework is sufficient training for students to be eligible to take the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) Entry Level Exam for solar photovoltaics installers. The NABCEP certification is the “gold standard” for professional accreditation in renewable energy systems. The test is included in the 40 hours of training.