This course provides engineers, designers, and contractors with the knowledge and process for inspecting and evaluating solar power systems in small structures, covering common problems associated with solar photovoltaic (PV) systems, system components, and wiring issues to equip participants with the ability to perform inspections and troubleshoot solar-powered systems effectively.
The purpose of this training is to equip engineers, designers, or contractors with the necessary expertise and procedures to value and appraise a solar energy system in a compact structure. Additionally, we will cover the typical challenges encountered in solar photovoltaic (PV) systems, a broad overview of the structure’s elements and possible problems, and wiring concerns. Furthermore, we will highlight the specific aspects that require attention during the inspection process.
Our course starts with the fundamentals, guiding you through the entire process, from solar panels to electrical outlets and the interconnected elements. Although this program does not cover every aspect of evaluating and troubleshooting a solar PV electrical system, it will equip you with the knowledge required to identify typical problems associated with solar-powered systems. It’s worth noting that the principles discussed can be applied to larger structures, but larger power systems involve additional complexities. Please note that this is not the design course.
Enroll today and gain the expertise and confidence to effectively evaluate solar energy systems, ensuring optimal performance in small structures.
View other courses in this series:
Solar Power Part 1: Design for Small Structures – An Introduction
Solar Power Part II: Design for Grid-Tie Systems – An Introduction
Solar Power Part III: Design Considerations
Solar Power Part V: Installing Systems – An Introduction
Author: Randy S. Wilder, PE
Course Number: 089
Course Hours: 4 PDH