May 16, 18, 23, and 25, 7-9 p.m. MT
Join this 4-night course to learn how to evaluate site conditions and electrical loads for solar PV systems with energy storage, choose battery-based solar PV system configurations, apply appropriate sections of the Canadian Electrical Code, and much more! This course is designed for electricians, technicians, engineers, and solar installers.
This course is designed for electricians, technicians, engineers, solar installers, and others who have prior knowledge of solar PV and electrical systems. Please note that it covers energy storage for residential and commercial, rather than utility-scale, PV systems, typically under 1 MW.
CLASS PARTICIPANTS SHOULD HAVE PRIOR KNOWLEDGE OF:
- Electrical terminology and electrical equipment
- Ohm’s Law, Kirchoff’s Laws and the relationship between energy and power
- Solar Photovoltaic module electrical I-V curve characteristics
- Grid-interactive solar photovoltaic system sizing and equipment
GENERAL LEARNING OBJECTIVES:
- Identify various battery-based solar PV system configurations
- Evaluate site conditions and electrical loads for solar PV systems with energy storage
- Choose battery-based solar PV system configurations to meet specific requirements
- Interpret specifications for major components of battery-based solar PV systems
- Specify major components of stand-alone and grid-interactive solar PV systems to meet site conditions and performance criteria using energy storage
- Specify the Balance of System (BOS) components of battery-based PV Systems
- Apply appropriate sections of the Canadian Electrical Code to battery-based solar PV system design
- Interpret schematics of battery-based solar PV systems.
Participants are encouraged to have a copy of the current Canadian or Alberta Electrical Code, although it is not required.
Upon completion students will receive a Certificate of Completion from Solar Alberta.
ONLINE CLASS HOURS
Four Sessions – Tuesday and Thursday from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Eric Smiley is one of Canada’s leading Solar instructors.