Registration opens February 2024
This advanced training is designed for solar professionals who want to further their understanding of proper grounding and bonding methods for photovoltaic and energy storage systems. While grounding and bonding are critical for any electrical distribution system, it is especially pertinent for PV Systems due to the potential of high short circuit and ground-fault currents, as well as the possible and likely exposure high magnitude and short duration lightning currents. This course will offer an in-depth exploration of these essential applications in the context of solar renewable systems and battery storage.
CE Credits: NCBEEC Electrical 14 hrs; 14 PDH; and approved CEUs for applicable NABCEP Board Certification Exams and all Recertification and Renewals
Course Fee*: $700/early; $800/regular (after April 18, 2024)
Students and permanent employees of the UNC System Early Registration Cost: $350**
**UNC System Student and Employee Cost after April 18: $400
* Course fee includes textbook, and breakfast and lunch on Friday and Saturday. Overnight accomodations are not included in the course fee. Participants will need to make their own hotel arrangements. Please contact James Sharp for discount hotel options in Boone.
- Government and nonprofit organizations
- Group discount (4 or more registrations)
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You may cancel your registration two weeks before class starts for a refund minus a $50 processing fee. There will be no refunds after May 3, 2024. In certain cases, we will issue a full credit for a future class. Learn more about other special pricing options.
Location: Appalachian State University Campus, Reich College of Education. Parking will be at College Street Parking Deck. Location details will be shared with participants prior to the course.
Time: Friday & Saturday, May 17-18, 8:30am-5:00pm
Participants completing the course will receive a digital Certificate of Completion and the textbook "Grounding and Bonding Photovoltaic and Energy Storage Systems" by Gregory P. Bierals.
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