Solar Photovoltaic System Installation and Fall Arrest
Gain the skills required to install photovoltaic (PV) panels and height safety awareness for workplace compliance.
This course is part of a training initiative to provide workers with new skills needed to support a clean economy. It is fully funded by Canadian Colleges for a Resilient Recovery (C2R2) (PDF 207KB).
With safety and proper equipment care at top of mind, you learn how to install a racking system and evaluate solar PV system performance and diagnose faults during commissioning. As part of this course, you also gain an understanding of the hazards associated with working from heights and compliance with Workplace Health and Safety Regulations. In this 6-day course, you learn to:
- Demonstrate safe and professional working practices when installing photovoltaic modules and arrays.
- Install racking systems to industry standards.
- Manage wires on the different types of racking systems with traditional strings, and Module Level Power Electronics (MLPE’s) such as optimizers and micro-inverters.
- Facilitate Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ) rough-in inspection.
- Attach and make connections between PV modules as well as between modules and MLPE’s.
- Identify and troubleshoot common PV system performance errors during commissioning.
|Locations and dates||Length||Delivery||Cost||Availability|
|Kingstec Campus - Feb 2 to Feb 9||42 hours / 6 days||In-person||$0||Seats available|
|Kingstec Campus - Feb 16 to Feb 23||42 hours / 6 days||In-person||$0||Seats available|
|Kingstec Campus - Feb 23 to Mar 1||42 hours / 6 days||In-person||$0||Seats available|
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In addition to the program being fully funded, there are student support funds available including urgent aid and disability support funds.
- You must complete Introduction to Solar PV prior to beginning this course.
- Completion of Introduction to the NS OH&S Act and Introduction to WHMIS (Workplace Hazardous Materials Information Systems) are mandatory pre-requisites for enrolling in this course.
- Applicants must be Canadian citizens, permanent residents or have been granted refugee status in Canada ages 18+.