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Solar PV - Photovoltaic System Design & Installation



This online course will provide the student technician with the fundamental knowledge of photovoltaic system design and installation. This course will be suitable for a supervised, entry level position with a dealer/installer or other photovoltaic industry company. Student technicians will learn the practical design criteria, installation guidelines, safety issues, maintenance, and legal considerations of photovoltaic systems.

The essential training objective of this course is to provide the entry level photovoltaic installer/technician with fundamental technical knowledge on photovoltaics in order that the technician may acquire and advance in design, installation and servicing responsibilities as the market for photovoltaic power systems progresses.


Upon completion of this online Solar PV course, students will have a better understanding of:

  • Recognizing the various types of photovoltaic systems and components currently in use.
  • Demonstrating safe working practices.Properly designing and sizing residential photovoltaic power systems.
  • Assisting in the planning and installation of photovoltaic arrays and components.
  • Understanding the types of codes and standards that apply to the proper installation of photovoltaic systems.
  • Types of permits, warranties, and the customer relations required for completion of the overall solar project.
  • Assisting in the servicing of common photovoltaic systems
  • Improving the quality of installations


course quick facts
course code PRO3013
cost $3495.00
estimated time to
complete course
85 Hours
course materials
365 Days

Roger Coghlan is president of Sun Pirate, Inc., a California Solar Contracting business operating in the North San Francisco Bay Area since 1981. He has a B.A. degree in Environmental Studies and Planning, with a Certificate in Energy Management and Design from Sonoma State University.