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: Solar O&M: Utilizing DAS Info for Remote Troubleshooting

Data acquisition systems (DAS) and remote monitoring are a key aspect of any effective PV system operations and maintenance (O&M) program. Platforms, terminology, and available data vary by system and provider, but the goal  is the same: allow O&M providers to verify that a system is performing properly and, when it isn’t, provide the tools […]

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RE100: Introduction to Renewable Energy

SEI’s Free Online Course Welcome to the world of renewable energy!  RE100 is a free course that covers the basics of renewable energy, and is a great introduction for those new to the field, those who are looking to make a career change, or those who just want to learn more about energy from the […]

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ER100: Introducción a las energias renovables – En línea

¡CURSO GRATUITO! Las fuentes de energía renovable están en todo nuestro alrededor: agua, viento, sol… cada día más personas las utilizan como parte de su vida diaria. Las utilizamos para calentar nuestros hogares en épocas frías, para operar nuestros electrodomésticos, ducharnos con agua caliente, irrigar campos con agua para agricultura, etc. Hay amplio espacio para […]

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PV101: Solar Training – Solar Electric Design and Installation (Grid-Direct)

PV101 is your gateway to a career in the solar industry.  It all starts with the fundamentals, and a solid understanding of various components, system architectures, and applications for PV systems.  Other topics include site analysis, system sizing, array configuration, and performance estimation; electrical design characteristics such as wiring, overcurrent protection, and grounding; a detailed […]

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PVOL101: Solar Training – Solar Electric Design and Installation (Grid-Direct) – Online

PV101 is your gateway to a career in the solar industry.  It all starts with the fundamentals, and a solid understanding of various components, system architectures, and applications for PV systems.  Other topics include site analysis, system sizing, array configuration, and performance estimation; electrical design characteristics such as wiring, overcurrent protection, and grounding; a detailed […]

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PV110: Solar Training – Solar Water Pumping

There is almost something magical about using energy from the sun to pump water – and often the sunnier it is the more water is needed! This three day course combines presentations with hands­-on experience and tours of local, operating systems.  There are many different types of pumps ­- some of which are more appropriate […]

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PV201L: Solar Training – Solar Electric Lab Week (Grid-Direct)

Put classroom theory into practice with the ultimate hands-­on PV experience available! This five-day lab class offers students the opportunity to work closely with experienced PV professionals and get their hands dirty by fully installing and commissioning a wide variety of system types before testing the system, then de-commissioning and breaking down. You will work with modules, […]

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PV202: Solar Training – Advanced PV System Design and the NEC (Grid-Direct)

Take a deep dive into National Electrical Code (NEC® 2017) standards as well as other best practices that pertain to designing safe and efficient grid-direct PV systems. PV202 focuses on residential and commercial-scale systems, but the Code requirements, design parameters, and best practices are applicable to all types and sizes of PV installations, including utility-scale. […]

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PVOL202: Solar Training – Advanced PV System Design and the NEC (Grid-Direct) – Online

Take a deep dive into National Electrical Code (NEC® 2017) standards as well as other best practices that pertain to designing safe and efficient grid-direct PV systems. PV202 focuses on residential and commercial-scale systems, but the Code requirements, design parameters, and best practices are applicable to all types and sizes of PV installations, including utility-scale. […]

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PV203: Solar Training – PV System Fundamentals (Battery-Based)

PV systems with energy storage are a rapidly growing segment of the industry. This course builds a foundation for understanding many battery-based applications, in which the complexity far exceeds that of a grid­-direct PV system. Load analysis is addressed along with other critical design criteria such as battery bank design, equipment options, and electrical integration […]

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PVOL203: Solar Training – PV System Fundamentals (Battery-Based) – Online

PV systems with energy storage are a rapidly growing segment of the industry. This course builds a foundation for understanding many battery-based applications, in which the complexity far exceeds that of a grid­-direct PV system. Load analysis is addressed along with other critical design criteria such as battery bank design, equipment options, and electrical integration […]

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PVOL206: Solar Training – Solar Business and Technical Sales – Online

There are many opportunities for different careers in the residential PV industry, including the business and sales side. Addressing topics from the NABCEP PV Technical Sales job task analysis, PVOL206 focuses on important technical considerations for PV sales professionals, including financial analysis and system financing. Through insightful presentations and instruction from experts working in the field, the course covers […]

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PV301L: Solar Training – Solar Electric Lab Week (Battery-Based)

This five-day lab class is an amazing opportunity to get hands-­on experience with a wide range of battery-­based PV system components and architectures at SEI’s world­-class lab facility in Paonia, Colorado. Working in small groups with instructors who live and breathe battery-based PV, students install, test, and commission numerous PV systems with energy storage that address a wide range […]

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PV303: Solar Training – Advanced PV Multimode and Microgrid Design (Battery-Based)

Multimode systems are complex energy storage systems that can operate in utility interactive or island mode – and the market for these systems is experiencing exponential growth. Whether providing backup power when the grid is down, operating in self consumption mode, or reducing peak demand charges, there are numerous use cases for PV systems with […]

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PVOL303: Solar Training – Advanced PV Multimode and Microgrid Design (Battery-Based) – Online

Multimode systems are complex energy storage systems that can operate in utility interactive or island mode – and the market for these systems is experiencing exponential growth. Whether providing backup power when the grid is down, operating in self consumption mode, or reducing peak demand charges, there are numerous use cases for PV systems with […]

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PV304: Solar Training – Advanced PV Stand-alone System Design (Battery-Based)

Off-­grid is where PV got its start – and with so many applications for stand­-alone power, new equipment developments, and cost reductions in energy storage technology, this sector of the market is growing like never before. Detailed analysis of load considerations, charge controllers, PV array sizing, and stand-­alone inverters is followed by numerous design examples […]

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PVOL304: Solar Training – Advanced PV Stand-alone System Design (Battery-Based) – Online

Off-­grid is where PV got its start – and with so many applications for stand­-alone power, new equipment developments, and cost reductions in energy storage technology, this sector of the market is growing like never before. Detailed analysis of load considerations, charge controllers, PV array sizing, and stand-­alone inverters is followed by numerous design examples […]

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PVOL350: Solar Training – PV Systems – Tools and Techniques for Operations and Maintenance – Online

As more and more PV systems come online, the operations and maintenance (O&M) field is rapidly expanding. This course trains PV technicians to safely and effectively perform O&M tasks, including inspections, commissioning, performance verification, and troubleshooting. Students will become familiar with a wide range of advanced analytical tools, meters, and techniques – such as insulation […]

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PV351L: Solar Training – PV Systems – Tools and Techniques for Operations and Maintenance Lab Week (Grid-Direct)

PV351L is an intensive, advanced training designed for solar professionals already working in the PV industry who want to take their technical skills to the next level­ and gain hands-on experience with a wide range of advanced analytical tools and meters. Through a mix of classroom and lab time, theory is immediately applied in the field, with a […]

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CE501: 2011 National Electric Code Updates for the Solar Professional

NABCEP CE Hours: 3 Code Based/Other/(JTA-Tech Sales).  This online solar training webinar provides a professional training opportunity targeted to a highly technical audience seeking 2011 National Electric Code updates and how they affect the solar professional and PV system installation and design. NABCEP CE Hours: 3 Code Based/Other

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CE505: Code Compliant Roof Mounting & Waterproof Flashing

NABCEP CE Hours: 3 Code Based/Other/(JTA-Tech Sales). This webinar provides a professional training opportunity targeted to a highly technical audience seeking to learn about changes and updates in the 2011 National Electrical Code, and how they affect PV system installation and design.

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CE506: Code-compliant Conductor Sizing for Grid-direct PV Systems

NABCEP CE Hours: 3 Code Based/Other/(JTA – Tech Sales). (per 2011 NEC®).  PV system conductors operate in extreme environments – fortunately the 2011 NEC brought much needed clarity to wire sizing for PV systems. This online webinar provides an in-depth look at the step-by-step process to meet ampacity and voltage drop requirements for all circuits […]

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CE510: Tips, Tools and Techniques of the Solar Industry

NABCEP CE Hours: 2 JTA/Other. Veteran SEI instructor Ken Gardner shares lessons learned from on-the-job experience and best practices compiled from a variety of industry leaders over the years. This two-hour presentation covers: tools used in the solar industry; residential and commercial solar installation examples; transformerless inverter installations; off-grid and grid-tie with battery backup considerations; […]

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CE513: Rooftop PV: What You Need to Know About Roof Systems

NABCEP CE Hours: 2 JTA/Other. This webinar provides an overview of how roofs function and will introduce considerations specific for roof-mounted PV systems. Designers and installers will learn how to integrate PV arrays with roof systems. Drainage, wind resistance, fire resistance, loads, thermal movement, maintenance, and safety will be discussed thoroughly. The goal of the […]

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CE514: Building and Fire Codes: Rooftop PV Considerations

NABCEP CE Hours: 2 JTA/RE-Building and Fire Codes. (Based on 2018 I-codes).  There are several International codes (I-codes) which govern the safe installation of PV systems, in addition to the more commonly-referenced electrical codes (such as the NEC®). The building codes provide guidance on how to attach PV systems to rooftops to ensure safety for […]

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CE516: 2014 National Electrical Code® and PV Systems

CE Hours: 3 Code/Other/(JTA-Tech Sales). The National Electrical Code® drives industry-wide best practices as well as product development cycles of PV component manufacturers, so whether you’re an installer, designer, manufacturer, engineer, or building official, it’s critical to understand the changes in each code cycle.  This webinar addresses significant changes in the 2014 Code that impact […]

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CE517: Performance Modeling of PV Systems

NABCEP CE Hours: 3.5 JTA/Other. Estimating the production of PV systems is critical for their success. Modeling is required for any sort of financial calculations, as well as for back-testing system performance.  Furthermore, different system design architectures and equipment choices can easily be simulated and compared, which can lead to more efficient and better performing […]

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CE518: Basics of PV Site Analysis

NABCEP CE Hours: 1 JTA/Other.  Visiting a site and gathering key electrical and structural information is an important step in designing a code-compliant PV system. In this Continuing Education class, students will learn the basic information required to gather from a proposed site.  Whether a small residential grid-direct system or a large commercial PV system, […]

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CE519: Off-grid System Considerations

NABCEP CE Hours: 2 JTA/Other.  There are many things to consider when sizing and designing an off-grid PV system. In this course, we’ll provide a high-level overview, which will primarily focus on DC coupled off-grid systems. We’ll discuss the different components in an off-grid system, and look at different design parameters used when sizing an […]

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CE520: Introduction to SketchUp PV System Modeling

NABCEP Hours: 24 advanced training hours/ NABCEP CE hours: 6 Non-Tech/Other.  In this course we will establish fundamental SketchUp modeling methods and techniques for creating a 3-dimensional realistic residential roof and designing photovoltaic (PV) module layouts to go on the roof. We will be incorporating roof face setbacks and pathways to meet code requirements and […]

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CE522: 2017 National Electrical Code™ and PV Systems

NABCEP CE Hours: 6 Code/Other/(JTA-Tech Sales).  The National Electrical Code® drives industry-wide best practices as well as product development cycles of PV component manufacturers, so whether you’re an installer, designer, manufacturer, engineer, or building official, it’s critical to stay on top of the game. This short course walks through the 2017 NEC® from Chapter 1 […]

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CE523: Solar Installation Safety Training

NABCEP CE Hours:  12 NABCEP continuing education hours (PVIP, Technical Sales, PVA; 6 hrs. for Solar Thermal). 12 hours cannot exceed the following in each area: 2 Code/ 10 JTA / and 10 Other/non-Technical. Also counts as 12 advanced training hours towards initial NABCEP professional certification requirements.  As the PV industry continues to grow at […]

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CE524: PVsyst for PV System Production Modeling

NABCEP CE Hours:  4 NABCEP continuing education hours (PVIP, Technical Sales, PVA, Solar Thermal).  Also counts as 4 advanced training hours towards initial NABCEP professional certification requirements.  Whether providing a production guarantee, optimizing system design, or verifying that system performance meets expectations, PVsyst software is the main tool the PV industry turns to.

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FVOL101: Diseño e Instalación Solar Eléctrica (Sistemas Interactivos) – En Línea

Este es un curso fundamental para cualquier persona que quiera iniciar una carrera en energía fotovoltaica (FV) y/o comprender los pormenores de la generación de electricidad con base en el efecto fotoeléctrico. La plataforma del curso FV101 le permitirá continuar desarrollándose en áreas como: diseño, inspección, instalación, mantenimiento, ventas técnicas y soporte técnico; todo basado […]

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FV101: Diseño e Instalación Solar Eléctrica (Sistemas Interactivos) – Presencial

83Este es un curso fundamental para cualquier persona que quiera iniciar una carrera en energía fotovoltaica (FV) y/o comprender los pormenores de la generación de electricidad con base en el efecto fotoeléctrico. La plataforma del curso FV101 le permitirá continuar desarrollándose en áreas como: diseño, inspección, instalación, mantenimiento, ventas técnicas y soporte técnico; todo basado […]

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FV201L: Laboratorio Fotovoltaico de Sistemas Conectados a la Red – Práctico

¡Esta es la capacitación de instalación de sistemas FV interactivos directos más completa! Nuestro taller FV201L, de 5 días, ofrece experiencia práctica en instalación de sistemas FV interactivos directos (sin baterías) en operación, en nuestras instalaciones de capacitación de clase mundial en Colorado, EE.UU. Características como: máximo ocho estudiantes por instructor y un campus lleno […]

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FVOL203: Fundamentos de Sistemas Fotovoltaicos Basados En Baterías – En Línea

Este curso le proporcionará al estudiante una comprensión de los conceptos fundamentales necesarios para trabajar de forma segura en sistemas FV basados en baterías; estos incluyen los sistemas FV aislados (o autónomos) y los sistemas FV conectados a la red con respaldo de baterías. Se estudia el propósito, las aplicaciones y los criterios de diseño […]

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FV301L: Laboratorio Fotovoltaico de Sistemas Basados en Baterías – Práctico

Esta clase de laboratorio de cinco días es una gran oportunidad para obtener experiencia práctica en una amplia gama de componentes en sistemas fotovoltaicos (FV) basados en baterías. Esta capacitación práctica se brinda en nuestras instalaciones de clase mundial en Colorado, EE.UU. El trabajo es realizado en grupos pequeños con instructores experimentados en sistemas FV […]

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FV202: Diseño Fotovoltaico Avanzado y el NEC (Sistemas Interactivos)

En este curso se estudian los detalles de ingeniería y diseño avanzados para el diseño eléctrico y la instalación de sistemas FV con recomendaciones de las prácticas más utilizadas por profesionales en la industria. Existen muchos códigos eléctricos en países de habla hispana; este curso se basa en el que a la fecha es el […]

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FVOL202: Diseño Fotovoltaico Avanzado y el NEC (Sistemas Interactivos) – En Línea

En este curso se estudian los detalles de ingeniería y diseño avanzados para el diseño eléctrico y la instalación de sistemas FV con recomendaciones de prácticas más utilizadas por profesionales en la industria. Existen muchos códigos eléctricos en países de habla hispana; este curso se basa en el que a la fecha es el más […]

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NAB-PV: NABCEP PV Associate Exam

Solar Energy International proctors the NABCEP PV Associate Exam in its Paper & Pencil format on select Friday evenings after some of our PV301L- Solar Electric Lab Week (Battery-Based).  After verifying you have completed or are scheduled to complete the prerequisite courses, use the register link to sign up! See below for schedule and details.   […]

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