This program provides students with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to install solar photovoltaic systems based on regulatory codes and standards. Students will be introduced to the principles of design and operation of solar arrays, material analysis, and various construction features. Basic safety principles will be reinforced. Detailed knowledge of photovoltaic components will be provided, and principles of design and operation of solar panel arrays will be covered, as well as a focus on the National Electric Code requirements for electrical installation. This curriculum will prepare students to take the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners’ (NABCEP) Basic Photovoltaic Installer certification exam.
Graduates of this program will receive a Certificate of Occupational Proficiency in Photovoltaic Installer.