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NABCEP PV Entry Level Training and Examination

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When Oct 05, 2012
from 08:00 AM to 05:00 PM
Where Chemeketa Center for Business and Industry, 626 High St. NE, Room 203, Salem, OR 97301
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Contact Phone 503-316-3239
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North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) Photovoltaic Entry Level Training and Examination

Chemeketa Community College in Salem is once again offering a FREE introductory course for individuals wanting to get into the solar field. This course does not certify individuals to install PV systems.


The training provides an introduction to the fundamental prinicples of the application, design, installation, and operation of grid-tied and stand-alone photovoltaic (PV) systems.


The PV Learning Objectives include eleven (11) skill sets:


1. PV Markets and Applications

2. Safety Basics

3. Electricity Basics

4. Solar Energy Fundamentals

5. PV Module Fundamentals

6. System Components

7. PV System Sizing Principles

8. PV System Electrical Design

9. PV System Mechanical Design

10. Performance Analysis

11. Maintenance, and Troubleshooting


Upon completion, participants will sit for the NABCEP PV Entry Level examination. Candidates receiving a passing score of 65% or higher will receive a letter signed by the Chairperson of NABCEP's Board and a suitable-for-framing document listing the Candidate's name, date, and NABCEP identification number.


This course is FREE, but pre-registration is required, and seating is limited.


To register or for more information, contact:

Lori McCauley



2012 Training Dates:

Dates: Sept  20,21,27,28 & Oct 5 2012 (40-hour course)

Time: 8am - 5pm

Location: Chemeketa Center for Business and Industry

                  626 High St. NE

                  Room 203

                  Salem, OR 97301


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