Photovoltaic (PV) – A CSA Certification Preparatory Course

EIN CS 26 Int solar 400

May 13, 2021

The growth in the market for Solar Photovoltaic (PV) installations, the shortage of skilled labour and the need for safe and effective installation of PV systems have accelerated the requirement to identify and formally recognize competent system installation personnel.

CSA Standards (CSA), a leading standards-based solutions organization, and the National Electrical Trade Council (NETCO), an E2 Inc. national affiliate, have partnered to develop a third-party, independent personnel certification program for Construction Electricians installing photovoltaic (PV) equipment in Canada.

Go HERE to download our PV Solar Training Program brochure.

Course outline:

  • The factors that affect the quantity and composition of solar energy received by a PV solar module.
  • Interpreting PV System Pre-Installation & Installation documents.
  • Identifying potential array locations and possible shading issues.
  • The purpose of all the major components of a PV system.
  • The key consideration for integrating arrays on buildings and other structures.
  • The factors involved in choosing a mounting system.
  • Compare the various types of structural loads on arrays and the factors that affect each.
  • Identify the electrical codes, regulations, and recommendations applicable to PV systems.
  • Determine appropriate conductor ampacities and overcurrent protection ratings for various circuits.
  • Analyze the required types of disconnects and the installation of them.
  • An overview of the various grounding methods.
  • Described the function and requirements of the electrical balance of system components.
  • Review the labelling requirements for the PV system components and configurations.
  • Discuss the common requirements of the permit process.
  • Maintenance & troubleshooting of PV Systems.
  • Installation of PV Modules of roof sections (final day).

Course Schedule:

  • Dates: Saturday, June 12th, Saturday, June 26th & Sunday, June 27th, 2021
  • Hours: 8:30am-4:30pm

Go HERE to register

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