Want to learn about Photovoltaic (PV) Design and the 2017 National Electrical Code (NEC) from a technical team with over 100 years of collective solar industry experience? Take Solar Energy International (SEI)’s updated PVOL202: Advanced PV System Design and the NEC course, which launches February 26th!

Last October,  SEI’s PV Curriculum Development Team decided it was the perfect time to get started on an extensive update to SEI’s industry-leading PV design course, PVOL202: Advanced (Grid-Direct) PV System Design and the NEC.  This course has served as a technical training rite of passage for over a decade, helping students transform themselves into Code-loving, quality-obsessed, NABCEP-certified industry professionals.

With the NABCEP PV Installation Professional Exam switching from the 2014 to the 2017 National Electrical Code at the beginning of 2018, and the majority of U.S. adopting the 2017 NEC by the end of this year, the timing of the February 26th updated course launch is ideal. Along with covering the extensive 2017 NEC updates, PV202 also features new equipment available in our rapidly-advancing industry. In this course, you certainly won’t find old gear from manufacturers who closed their doors years ago! Instead, think efficient, industry-leading equipment used in residential, commercial, and utility-scale PV applications TODAY.

Who are the folks behind this 4-month curriculum update project? SEI’s Rebekah Hren and Brian Mehalic led the charge, along with SEI instructor Kelly Larson. This powerhouse technical team brings over 47 years of collective PV industry experience; add in critical project support from SEI’s five other curriculum developers and you have amassed over 112 years of experience, spanning all sectors of the solar industry.

Rebekah and Brian have been knee-deep in the NEC for years, writing technical articles for Solar Pro Magazine, teaching classes all across the country, and just last month, Rebekah and Brian represented SEI as principal and alternate on NFPA Code-Making Panel 4 (CMP-4) for the 2020 NEC. Together they brought their PV expertise to the table, working alongside other panel members to review and respond to hundreds of Public Inputs submitted for consideration as revisions to Articles 690, 691, 692, 694, 705, 710, and 712.

Rebekah notes: “In order to develop curriculum that’s technically accurate and truly reflective of current issues, it’s critical to stay involved. I’m thankful to contribute to the evolution and education of the solar industry!”

SEI is proud to have such a dedicated team of professionals bringing you the best technical training available. Sign up for solar installer training today to take your career to the next level!