Course Description: Our 5-day Solar Bootcamp is designed for students that are new to the field of solar who want to earn the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) Solar Entry Level Certificate of Knowledge. Students will learn the basics of photovoltaics and electricity, major solar array system components, and the principles of solar design.
1. Explain the basics of electricity 2. Understand series and parallel circuits 3. Know how to evaluate the solar resource 4. Determine how to properly size a solar PV array 5. Understand solar PV system wiring, components, and installation
Course Materials: Everblue’s Solar Training Study Guide; Laboratory Activities; Study Sheets; Certificate of Completion
Prerequisites: None Audience: Contractors, Architects, Engineers, Production Workers; Manufacturers, Builders, Inspectors,
Installers, and individuals interested in solar installation and solar business.
Benefits: The solar industry continues to be a growing field in the green industry because of its various power uses including space heating and cooling, water distillation, day lighting, hot water, thermal energy for cooking, and more. Solar energy electricity generation has more than tripled between 2000 and 2008. This course provides the foundational knowledge for anyone interested in a career in solar energy.
Job Outlook: The greatest number of renewable energy jobs is generated in solar photovoltaics and concentrating solar power sectors. According to the American Solar Energy Society and Management Information Services, renewable energy accounts for more than 9 million jobs and $1045 billion in revenue for the United States.
Length: 5 days (35 Contact Hours) Credential: Solar Photovoltaic Boot Camp Certification