PV Systems: Tools and Techniques for Operations and Maintenance

09/18/2021 - 09/19/2021


Non NCSEA Event



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This advanced training is designed for solar professionals who want to further their understanding of PV system operation including proper use of testing equipment and interpreting test results. Students in this class will learn the theory behind and gain experience with a range of state-of-the-art analytical tools. The class will focus on PV system operations and maintenance, performance evaluation, and troubleshooting techniques using tools such as the Multimeter, Clamp-On Meter, IV Curve Tracer, Insulation Resistance Tester, and Thermal Camera.

Learning Objectives:

  • Define purpose and analyze results from various test tools used during commissioning, performance evaluation, operations and maintenance, and troubleshooting.
  • Define the theory, procedures, and processes behind insulation resistance testing, IV curve tracing, infrared cameras and thermal imaging, performance evaluation, and troubleshooting.
  • Demonstrate proper set-up, use, and function of PV test tools including: IV curve tracers, insulation resistance testers, and thermal cameras.
  • Evaluate the performance of working systems using correct and complete field procedures.
  • Understand methods to troubleshoot and locate common PV array and system faults using appropriate methodologies and testing tools

Continuing Education Credits Offered: 14 hours for the NCBEEC, 14 PDH, 14 NABCEP

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