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Solar PV Plan Review

This 10-module course, is based on the 2014 National Electrical Code (NEC). It teaches the practical application of requirements specific to performing residential photovoltaic (PV) plan reviews. Each of modules consists of an integrated video presentation, including presentation slides, explanation, and examples. Modules are designed to be roughly 20-60 min. in length., with over 6 hrs. of detailed instruction. Note: No quizzes or practice exam associated with this course.

Subject Areas:

  • Rapid Shutdown
  • Point of Interconnection Rules
  • Enphase M250 Systems
  • Enphase IQ6 Systems
  • SMA Sunny Boy Systems
  • SolarEdge Systems
  • SolarEdge HDwave Inverters
  • StorEdge Batter Backup Inverter
  • Tesla AC Powerwall Systems
  • Radian Batter Backup Systems
CEU's: Completion of this course will result in 1.0 CEU's being awarded by ICC as WC3 is a Preferred Education Provider. In addition, 6 hours of NABCEP CEU credits will also be awarded. This course is designed to help provide the essentials for a better understanding of how and where the codes address solar photovoltaic (PV) systems. This course will cover the fundamental code requirements of both residential and commercial PV systems. It is designed to start with the basics of Photovoltaic requirements and lead the attendees step by step into more difficult concepts while simplifying the requirements. Hands on example components will be presented to help explain some of the code requirements concerning PV systems. This class is designed to aid inspectors, electricians, and design professionals in the plan review process of PV systems.

Instructor: Doug Smith, MCP, CBO serves as both a plans examiner and building inspector for WC3. He has been an inspector for over 10 years and has more than 18 years of experience in the building safety and construction industries. He has obtained over 18 ICC certifications including Certified Master Code Professional. He specializes in the requirements of the electrical code and is especially knowledgeable on the topic of solar photovoltaic systems.