Intro to Solar PV Design and Installation

Quinsigamond Community College


Find your role in the Solar PV industry. This condensed, instructor-led course has been designed to fit the schedules of busy professionals and students alike. Individuals will learn the PV system concepts required by entry-level designers, installers, sales consultants, estimators and inspectors by studying the fundamental principles of the application, design, installation and operation of grid-tied and stand-alone PV Systems.

Topics covered include:

  • PV Markets and Applications
  • Safety Basics
  • Electricity Basics
  • Solar Energy Fundamentals
  • PV Module Fundamentals
  • System Components
  • PV System Sizing Principles
  • PV System Electrical Design
  • PV System Mechanical Design
  • Performance Analysis, Maintenance and Troubleshooting

Upon successful completion of this coursework, students are eligible to sit for the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners’ (NABCEP) PV Entry Level Exam.


  • Institution Name: Quinsigamond Community College
  • Department: Training and Education Center
  • Address: 670 West Boylston Street, Worcester, MA 01606
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