Introduction to Photovoltaic System Design & Construction Workshop (NABCEP PV Associate Certification)
Interested to get into the solar field but don't know where to start? This 40-hour workshop will introduce participants to the fundamentals of solar energy, types of solar energy systems, system sizing principles, and the electrical and mechanical design of photovoltaic arrays. This workshop includes site visits to installed systems on the campus of Appalachian State.
The course will focus on the key competencies addressed in the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) Associate PV exam and includes the exam. Participants will have up to 6 months to take the test at a Castle Worldwide testing company at the testing location of your choice. Upon passing, you will receive the NABCEP Photovoltaic Associate Certification. The NABCEP Photovoltaic Associate Program is designed for individuals wanting to get into the solar field, and is a way to demonstrate achievement of a basic knowledge of the fundamental principles of the application, design, installation and operation of grid-tied and stand-alone PV Systems. Click here for more information on the NABCEP Associate Program.
*North Carolina is ranked 3rd in the United States for cumulative solar capacity installed, view the stats here.
*Read Home Power Magazines article, "Become a Solar Professional" for more information on the NABCEP Associate Program and what it can do for your career.
Early Registration Cost: $1,150 - Register by close of business day April 28th to receive discount
Students in UNC System Cost: $1,000**
**Student Early Registration Cost: $950
For more information and to register, click here!
Location: Appalachian State University Campus, exact location TBD.
Time: Monday through Friday, 8:30am-5:00pm
Continuing Education Credits Offered: 24 hours for the NCBEEC, 40 PDH, 40 LU|HSW
All attendees will receive a Certificate of Completion
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Dr. Jeff Ramsdell, Director
828-262-7514 (Appalachian Energy Center)
401 Academy Street
226 IG Greer Hall
ASU Box 32131
Boone, NC 28608