Introduction to PV System Design and Construction, with Rebekah Hren

Sep 24 2012 - Sep 28 2012

This 40-hour workshop, held over 5 days, will introduce participants to the basic concepts, tools, techniques and materials needed to design and construct both battery-based and grid-direct photovoltaic systems. The course will focus on the key competencies addressed in the NABCEP Entry level PV exam and will include the test on the last day of the workshop. The NABCEP PV Entry Level 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. Participants must attend all days to be eligible to take test.




*Degree-seeking students of any college or university are elegible for a 50% discount


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This course is approved for 24 hours of Continuing Education for the NCBEEC!


Rebekah Hren has been teaching PV workshops since 2007. A North Carolina native, her first PV system was a 300 watt array for her own off-grid cob house. She worked as a residential system installer and designer for Honey Electric Solar, and now works with O2 Energies developing utility scale arrays. Rebekah is a licensed electrician, NABCEP Certified PV Installer, and ISPQ certified PV instructor for SEI.  She writes technical articles for Home Power and SolarPro magazines, and has co-authored several books: "A Solar Buyer's Guide for Home and Office",  and a book on home energy titled, "The Carbon-Free Home".

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