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Solar PV Inspections

ICC CEU's - 0.40 | NABCEP CEU's - 4.0 
  This 6-module course, is based on the 2017 and 2020 National Electrical Code (NEC). It teaches the practical application of requirements specific to performing photovoltaic (PV) inspections. The course is also helpful for solar PV designers and installers to better understand the key requirements for residential solar PV systems. Each module consists of an integrated video presentation, including presentation slides, explanation, and examples. Modules are designed to be roughly 10-55 min. in length.

Solar photovoltaic (PV) system installations continue to increase throughout the country. Thorough plan reviews and inspections are essential for their safe installation. This course will give many examples of different types of solar PV systems and will walk the students step by step through the inspection process for each one. Topics to be covered throughout the presentation include: solar modules (panels) located on the roof, roof access pathways, roof racking supports and flashing, ballasted racking systems, wire management at the array, grounding and bonding at the array, rapid shutdown of systems, disconnect locations, interconnection requirements, equipment/wiring installation, and signage. This course will be very beneficial inspectors but will also be helpful for solar contractors and designers to better understand what is expected during inspections.

*Note to Ohio Inspectors: The 2020 NEC has not been adopted by the state of Ohio, the information is presented for educational purposed only.