what you will learn
- Learning Objectives:
- Define purpose and analyze results from various test tools used during commissioning, performance evaluation, operations and maintenance, and troubleshooting.
- Define the theory, procedures, and processes behind insulation resistance testing, IV curve tracing, infrared cameras and thermal imaging, performance evaluation, and troubleshooting.
- Demonstrate proper set-up, use, and function of PV test tools including: IV curve tracers, insulation resistance testers, and thermal cameras.
- Evaluate the performance of working systems using correct and complete field procedures.
- Troubleshoot and locate common PV array and system faults using appropriate methodologies and testing tools
Course Options: This course is offered in a 3-day or 5-day format. The 5-day course is held at SEI’s Colorado training center. The 3-day course is hosted by SEI training partners in various locations. Both versions of this course are taught by SEI instructors.
“What is the difference between the 3-day and the 5-day version?”
The 5-day course is offered at our Paonia, Colorado training center. This version extends field time and allows more “hands-on” tool use with working systems. Since this lab is hosted at our training center, numerous working systems and custom training stations are available to facilitate the learning process. Extra time is dedicated for use of IV curve tracers, system analysis, performance evaluation, and additional troubleshooting scenarios. While there may be less “hands on” lab time within the 3-day course, the core theory and tool use are covered in both versions of the course.
Prerequisites: Must have taken PV101, 202, and 201L or be actively working in the PV field. We will have a similar system as PV101 for opting in students who may not meet these prerequisites, please call for more details 970-527-7657.