These classes are being put on by PG&E's Pacific Energy Center. NorCal Solar is helping publicize the classes because we believe that free solar training is good for the solar community.
Four separate full-day classes offered both live and on the internet:
- Basics of Grid-Tied PV Systems
- PV Site Analysis and Design
- Inspecting PV Systems for Code Compliance
- PV Commercial Systems
This series of beginning, intermediate and advanced classes covers the essential concepts of PV including technology, site analysis, design, rates, finances and inspections, for both residential and commercial systems. They are ideal for people new to the industry as well as those working in the industry who want to increase their overall knowledge.
The classes are held in the PG&E Pacific Energy Center on 851 Howard St., San Francisco 94103.
The internet versions are simulcast live, but not archived. Classes are free but registration is required at the links below.
Basics of PV (Wednesday, September 21, 2016 9:00 am. to 4:30 pm): Beginning class, no previous knowledge required. This class has already occurred.
PV Site Analysis (Wednesday, October 12, 2016 9:00 am. to 4:30 pm): Intermediate class, previous knowledge recommended, such as PV Basics class above. This is a hands-on class working with tools and is not simulcast. Classroom version click here. No Internet version. Instructor: Pete Shoemaker: Renewables Program Coordinator, PG&E Pacific Energy Center.
Inspecting PV Systems for Code Compliance (Thursday, October 20, 2016 9:00 am. to 4:30 pm): Intermediate/advanced class ideal for building inspectors and PV vendors. Taught by the top expert in the nation, Bill Brooks. . Classroom version click here. Internet version click here. Instructor: Bill Brooks, Brooks Engineering
PV Commercial Systems (Wednesday, November 16, 2016 9:00 am. to 4:30 pm): Intermediate/advanced class on design, code, and commissioning issues for larger-scale commercial systems. Classroom version click here. No Internet version. Instructor: Bill Brooks, Brooks Engineering and Ryan Stroup, Building Performance Specialist, Pacific Energy Center