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Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Panel Installation Training

Learn the techniques of installing and maintaining solar panels (photovoltaic systems).

Photovoltaic (PV) Panel Installation Training

Free course

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).

 Full and waitlist closed. Please stay tuned for new courses coming Summer 2023

Locations & dates Length Delivery Cost
Kingstec CampusFULL - Apr. 25 to May 7
Kingstec CampusFULL - May 15 to May 19
Truro CampusFULL - May 29 to Jun. 2
45 hours See delivery details below $0


Learn how to install and maintain photovoltaic (PV) panels (solar panels) on a roof or ground level. In this course, you are introduced to the concepts of solar electricity generation and operation of PV panels, equipment components and installation practices.

Solar panel installers are in demand, with more Nova Scotians looking to supplement their traditional home systems with solar power. Upon course completion, you will receive an official transcript enabling you to join Efficiency Nova Scotia’s Approved Solar Homes Installer list.

In this course, you learn to:

  • Explain solar PV panel and system operation according to solar PV generation principles.
  • Explain the characteristics and applications of types of solar PV components and equipment.
  • Calculate series and parallel connections of PV panels according to system specifications and Canadian Electrical Code requirements.
  • Install solar PV systems according to manufacturers’ specifications and Canadian Electrical Code requirements.

Delivery details

  • Kingstec Campus (April 25): 8 instructional days - theory instruction synchronous online for two Tuesday and two Thursday evenings (3 hours per evening); practical instruction in person over two weekends (8 hours per day)
  • Kingstec Campus (May 15): 5 in-person days.
  • Truro Campus (May 29th): 5 in-person days.

Admission requirements

  • SAFE 1000 (Introduction to WHMIS) or equivalent
  • SAFE 1001 (Introduction to NS OHandS Act) or equivalent
  • SAFE 1023 (Introduction to Lock-out Tag Out) or equivalent
  • Applicants must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents ages 18+.

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