SOLAR TRAINING
(ELECTRIC)
The SEI training offerings listed below cover Solar Photovoltaics (PV)
topics and technologies. PV technologies generate electrical power
by converting sunlight into electricity using the photovoltaic effect.
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SOLAR TRAINING
(ELECTRIC)
The SEI training offerings listed below cover Solar Photovoltaics (PV)
topics and technologies. PV technologies generate electrical power
by converting sunlight into electricity using the photovoltaic effect.
Search upcoming courses or call 1.970.527-7657 ext. 1

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PV207: PVsyst and Helioscope for PV System Production Modeling

This course has been developed in order to provide participants with real-world, practical training and skills to use two of the industry’s leading solar-software design platforms: PVsyst and Helioscope. This course is being delivered in cooperation with our partners at Shams Global Solutions in Muscat, Oman. Whether providing a production guarantee, optimizing system design, or […]

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PV Design Professional – Dubai, UAE

SEI is partnering with Etihad ESCO to provide our industry leading solar training in Dubai, UAE. The 8 day PV Design Professional  training provides an understanding of the core concepts necessary to work with all solar PV systems, focusing on grid-direct systems, and a deep dive into best practices for designing safe and efficient grid-direct […]

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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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Codes and Standards in the Field: PV System Commissioning and O&M

(November 5th 9am-1pm MT) Many solar companies use checklists when commissioning sites or performing O&M. But do you know where those items come from? Learn about the codes and standards behind the checklists, including relevant documents from ANSI/NETA, ASTM, NFPA, and IEC among others. These standards cover a broad range of installed equipment and field-executed […]

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Key Tools and Techniques for PV System O&M

November 11 4:00pm-6:00pm Gulf Standard Time and 6am-8am Mountain Time (USA) In this interactive webinar, we introduce key tools and techniques for troubleshooting and performing O&M on PV systems. We’ll examine I-V curve tracers and bypass diodes, and show how helpful thermal imaging (IR) cameras can be for a trained PV technician, as well as […]

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

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) may affect your travel plans, please click here to read SEI’s response plan and current information regarding registrations and cancellations.   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 […]

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

PVOL101 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

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) may affect your travel plans, please click here to read SEI’s response plan and current information regarding registrations and cancellations.   This 24-hour course is a 3-day course consisting of classroom lecture with tours and hands-on labs. Lectures are presented in powerpoint format with exercises, quizzes, group discussion, and homework. Tours and lab […]

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

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) may affect your travel plans, please click here to read SEI’s response plan and current information regarding registrations and cancellations.   This solar training workshop offers five days of hands-on installation practice with grid-direct systems. By working in small groups, students will put what they’ve learned in PV101 to the test. Students will […]

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

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) may affect your travel plans, please click here to read SEI’s response plan and current information regarding registrations and cancellations.   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 […]

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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)

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) may affect your travel plans, please click here to read SEI’s response plan and current information regarding registrations and cancellations.   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 […]

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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)

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) may affect your travel plans, please click here to read SEI’s response plan and current information regarding registrations and cancellations.   Safely install, test, and commission battery-based PV systems in this solar training workshop. Lab stations are comprised of both stand-alone and grid-tied with battery back-up systems, and include both AC and DC […]

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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)

The PV industry began with off-grid systems, and with so many new applications for stand­-alone power, equipment advancements and cost reductions, the energy storage sector is growing like never before. This advanced course covers detailed load analysis, charge controllers, PV array sizing, stand-­alone inverters, as well as numerous design examples that address the wide-ranging specifics […]

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

The PV industry began with off-grid systems, and with so many new applications for stand­-alone power, equipment advancements and cost reductions, the energy storage sector is growing like never before. This advanced course covers detailed load analysis, charge controllers, PV array sizing, stand-­alone inverters, as well as numerous design examples that address the wide-ranging specifics […]

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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)

Students in this class will learn the theory behind and gain hands-on experience with a wide range of state-of-the-art analytical tools. The class will focus on PV system operations and maintenance, performance evaluation, and troubleshooting techniques using tools such as the IV Curve Tracer, Insulation Resistance Tester, Thermal Camera, Multimeter, and Clamp-On Meter.

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CE526: The 2020 NEC®: PV and Energy Storage Systems

NABCEP CE Hours:  8 hours The National Electrical Code® drives industry-wide best practices as well as product development cycles of manufacturers, so whether you’re an installer, designer, manufacturer, engineer, developer, or building official, it’s critical to stay on top of the game. This course walks through the 2020 NEC® focusing on Chapters 6 and Chapter […]

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CE525: Large-Scale Ground-Mounted PV Installation Safety

NABCEP CE Hours:  8 hours (click for details).  Large ground-mounted PV installations present unique hazards requiring specialized safety training, including DC circuits operating at up to 1500 volts and thousands of amps, AC circuits up to 690 volts, and hazards associated with trenching and the use of heavy machinery.  This 8-hr online on-demand course covers site […]

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CE524: PVsyst for PV System Production Modeling

NABCEP CE Hours:  4 hours (click for details).  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.  Further NABCEP hours information found under Certification section below.

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CE523: Residential/Commercial Roof-Mounted PV Installation Safety

NABCEP CE Hours:  12 hours (click for details).  This on-demand course covers key safety topics associated with residential and commercial roof-mounted PV installations- including ladder and lift safety, fall protection, safe rooftop working practices, and solar electrical safety. Learn steps to identify and control installation hazards, making workers both safer and more efficient on the […]

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CE522: 2017 National Electrical Code™ and PV Systems

NABCEP CE Hours:  6 hours (click for details). 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 […]

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CE520: Introduction to SketchUp PV System Modeling

NABCEP CE Hours:  24 hours (click for details). 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 to satisfy good […]

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CE519: Off-grid System Considerations

NABCEP CE Hours:  2 hours (click for details). 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 […]

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CE518: Basics of PV Site Analysis

NABCEP CE Hours:  1 hour (click for details). 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 […]

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CE517: Performance Modeling of PV Systems

NABCEP CE Hours:  3.5 hours (click for details). 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 […]

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CE516: 2014 National Electrical Code® and PV Systems

NABCEP CE Hours:  3 hours (click for details). 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 on-demand training addresses significant changes in the […]

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CE514: Building and Fire Codes: Rooftop PV Considerations

NABCEP CE Hours:  2 hours (click for details). (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 all […]

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

NABCEP CE Hours:  2 hours (click for details). This on-demand training 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 […]

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CE510: Tips, Tools and Techniques of the Solar Industry

NABCEP CE Hours:  2 hours (click for details). 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 […]

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

NABCEP CE Hours:  3 hours (click for details). (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 on-demand training 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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CE505: Code Compliant Roof Mounting & Waterproof Flashing

NABCEP CE Hours:  2 hours (click for details). This on-demand training 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. Further NABCEP hours information found under Certification section below.

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CE501: 2011 National Electric Code Updates for the Solar Professional

NABCEP CE Hours:  3 hours (click for details).  This online solar training on-demand training 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. Further NABCEP hours information found under Certification section below.

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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

Haz click aquí para conocer nuestro protocolo COVID-19 antes de planear tu viaje.   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 […]

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

Haz click aquí para conocer nuestro protocolo COVID-19 antes de planear tu viaje.   ¡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 […]

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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

Haz click aquí para conocer nuestro protocolo respecto al COVID-19 antes de planear tu viaje.

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

Haz click aquí para conocer nuestro protocolo COVID-19 antes planear tu viaje.   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 […]

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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

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) may affect your travel plans, please click here to read SEI’s response plan and current information regarding registrations and cancellations.   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 […]

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Circuitos Fuente FV y la Relación Arreglo – Inversor

Octubre, 28 1pm a 3pm (hora de Colorado)  Diseñar un sistema FV es mucho más que decir qué capacidad de inversor y cuánta potencia CC instalada pondrás. Para determinar cuántos módulos FV, y en qué configuración se pueden conectar a un inversor específico, se sigue un proceso de diseño con base en condiciones del sitio […]

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La verdad acerca de los Techos Metálicos y el Sistema Fotovoltaico

(Noviembre, 4 de 1pm a 2:30pm (hora de Colorado)   Un techo de metal puede ser una inversión inicial ligeramente más alta en comparación con otros tipos de techo, pero este costo premium se recupera fácilmente a lo largo de la vida útil del techo, esto es especialmente cierto cuando se montan Paneles Solares sobre […]

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Verificación de Rendimiento en Sistemas FV

Noviembre, 18 1pm a 3pm (hora de Colorado)  En esta lección se estudiará cómo configurar correctamente un banco de baterías para lograr alcanzar la tensión y la capacidad requerida por el sistema. Se le brinda al estudiante conocimientos sobre el proceso de análisis para la toma de decisiones durante el proceso de diseño, para asegurar […]

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Componentes de Sistemas FV

Diciembre, 8 de 1pm a 3pm (hora de Colorado)  Para aquellos haciendo su ingreso en la industria fotovoltaica, esta es una excelente clase donde comenzar. Obtenga una visión general de los diferentes tipos de sistemas fotovoltaicos y las opciones de configuración de sus componentes. Aprenda a identificar y describir las funciones básicas de los diferentes […]

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