Introduction to Photovoltaic System Design & Construction

Monday, August 14, 2023 to Friday, August 18, 2023

Registration will open in late March. 

Interested to get into the solar field but don't know where to start? This week long 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. 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.NABCEP PV Associate

 Early Registration Cost: $1,200 *

*Cost after July 21: $1,500
Student in UNC System Early Registration Cost: $800**
**Student Cost after July 21: $1,000

Location: Appalachian State University Campus, Reich College of Education, Room 127. Parking will be at College Street Parking Deck, the gate for the parking deck will be open.
Time: Monday through Friday, 8:30am-5:00pm

Continuing Education Credits Offered: 24 hours for the NCBEEC (covers CE requirement for a 3 year period), 37 PDH, 37 LU|HSW                                
All attendees will receive a Certificate of Completion
Note: Course materials will be provided electronically.