Local 625

PV Solar Installation for Apprentices

PV Solar Installation for Apprentices

Introduction to Solar Systems

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DESCRIPTION

This 16-hour solar course will be an introduction to solar systems. It will be designed to introduce students to the basics of solar installations and some of the aspects to installing solar systems. In class will cover safety aspects of getting on and off a roof. An overview of how a solar system works with a brief description of the different components used in a solar system. Grounding and bonding of a solar system along with the codes used to install solar systems will be covered. Solar module construction and the difference between mono-crystalline, polycrystalline and amorphous types. Students will understand how to interpret module spec sheets, the IV curve, module degradation as well as learn the effects of solar radiance and temperature change on a module’s output. Students will learn the function of an inverter. Central, string and microinverters will be looked at and the advantages of each will be considered. Students will also learn how to properly size strings considering temperature correction and code requirements. Students will learn about the various types of batteries as well as understanding battery capacity and battery chemistry. Proper battery handling, maintenance, care and safety will also be discussed in detail.

The hands-on portion of the course will cover how panels ae set up on a roof. The railing systems used, and techniques used to fasten the solar panels to the roof. Grounding and bonding of the railing systems will also be covered. Different layouts for panels on a roof will be discussed with the hands-on portion of the course.

PROJECTS INCLUDED
  • How Panels Are Set up on a Roof
  • Railing Systems Used
  • Techniques Used to Fasten the Solar Panels to the Roof
  • Different Layouts for Panels on a Roof
  • Grounding and Bonding of the Railing Systems
OTHER INFO
The course objective is to strengthen students understanding of how a solar system works and the different aspects of sizing and installing a system. Students will be shown industry standards in installation techniques.
Learning materials, coffee and snacks are provided for all sessions.
|COURSE INFORMATION
Days: Saturday Nov 21 and Saturday Nov 28, 2020
Duration: 16 Hours
Location: 24 Lakeside Park Drive
Class Size: 8 Maximum
Link: Travel Policy

Education Contact Information

IBEW Local 625 JATC

Blair Mikkelsen, RSE

Training Director

24 Lakeside Park Drive, Suite 202
Lakeside, NS B3T 1L1

P - (902) 450 5625 Ext. 326

F - (902) 450 5063

JATC@ibew625.ca

Faculty

Geordie Walsh, RSE

Electrical Workers Campus

24 Lakeside Park Drive, Suite 202
Lakeside, NS B3T 1L1

P - (902) 450 5625 Ext. 332

F - (902) 450 5063

JATC@ibew625.ca

Faculty

John Harding, B.B.A., RSE, M. Ed.

Electrical Workers Campus

24 Lakeside Park Drive, Suite 202
Lakeside, NS B3T 1L1

P - (902) 450 5625 Ext. 330

F - (902) 450 5063

JATC@ibew625.ca

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