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    9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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    March 26, 2018 - March 30, 2018
    9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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    September 17, 2018 - September 21, 2018
    9:00 am - 3:00 pm
CSA Solar Course – Calgary Facility
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THIS COURSE IS DESIGNED FOR ELECTRICIANS & PROFESSIONALS LEARNING THE INDUSTRY.

ELECTRICIANS
CONSTRUCTION ELECTRICIAN (NOC 7241) SOLAR PHOTOVOLTAIC (PV) SYSTEMS CERTIFIED (SPVC) CERTIFICATION
Electricians taking this course are allowed to take the CSA PV exam after completion. Passing the CSA PV exam will provide the only nationally recognized solar certificate of competency in Canada. This test is only available for electricians and needs to be taken at CSA’s certified testing centers. Upon completing this course you will also receive SIC’s bronze & silver Certifications.
This course may qualify for reimbursement through the Canada-Alberta Job Grant. Click here for more information.

 

INDUSTRY PROFESSIONALS
All industry professionals receive our Bronze & Silver certificates of completion. This will demonstrate a proficiency in system design and best install practices.

 

COURSE COMPLETION CERTIFICATES
  •  CSA Course Certificate
  •  Silver Course Certificate
  •  Bronze Course Certificate

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COURSE INCLUDES:

Class Time
Classes run 4-days on the road and 5 days at our facility Complete class hours = 35hrs

Online Bronze Course (included in price)
If you forget what you learned just login and review the course again!

1 Year of SIC’s Basic Membership
Get listed on our exclusive SIC directory as an installer Free Phone Solar Support Services
Full access to online support documents and videos
(Learn more about memberships)

COURSE OUTLINE:
Introduction to Photovoltaics
⦁ Discuss different solar technologies commonly available within the North American market
⦁ Develop an understanding of terms that will be used within the course drawn from both the CEC as well as industry
⦁ Discuss electrical generation systems that are currently employed on both large and small scale
⦁ Introduce the equipment used in the grid-tie sector of PV installation
⦁ Discuss the viability of alternative energy in our marketplace
⦁ Introduce the types of systems that electricians may be working on such as residential, commercial, large-scale production for profit, off-grid
⦁ Discuss common loads in homes or business that can be minimized in order to reduce consumption and boost viability of self-generation
⦁ Discuss concepts and benefits of point-of-use production
⦁ Understand parameters for testing, certification, and rating PV modules

Current equipment used for grid tie. Off-grid as well as the Marine/RV sectors
⦁ Explain the certification systems that we look for and consider our electrical code requirements
⦁ Develop a full understanding of a micro inverter and how it is used in a PV array
⦁ Develop a full understanding of a string inverter and how it is used in a PV array
⦁ Understand racking systems available
⦁ Introduce remote disconnecting methods for string inverters
⦁ Introduce wire-way systems used to gain access to the building

System design calculations to achieve the goals of your customers
⦁ Discuss variables that affect production of panels
⦁ Explain the calculation of outputs and rating of panels
⦁ Consider losses in the circuit
⦁ Explain solar production capabilities based on location
⦁ Discuss temperature coefficients and how temperature affects the system
⦁ Discuss sizing and how to make sure maximum and minimum input requirements are met
⦁ Consider the importance of planning based on coldest day and warmest day
⦁ Revisit line-loss and consider the calculations and its effect on generation
⦁ Discuss shading, angle and series vs parallel hook up of panels

CEC requirements
⦁ Discuss §.64 of CEC and review some of the more particular codes pertaining to grid-tie components
⦁ Discuss bonding and grounding and where they differ
⦁ Discuss particular equipment that exists to facilitate appropriate bonding
⦁ Discuss disconnecting means
⦁ Discuss safety components

Location

Venue:  

Venue Phone: 403-463-5610

Venue Website:

Address:
1820 30th Ave NE, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, T2E7M4