Date(s) - November 14, 2016 - November 18, 2016
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Prepares Students to Sit for the ETA Level 1 PV Certification Exam
Want to learn how to install solar? Maybe you even want to become certified to work in the solar field. Now you can spend just five days of training (4 1/2 classroom instruction and 1/2 day taking the certification test) in a relaxed setting – to realize your goal.
- November 14th – 18th: at Rural Action Offices,9030 Hocking Hills Dr, The Plains, OH 45780
Early Registration Fee: $970 (includes ETA examination fee, course materials and solar installation tool kit)*
Rural Action Member Registration Fee: $930
After November 6th, price increases to $1,070
(*by registering, you agree to the terms outlined in the Waiver of Liability)
ETA Examination fees (normally $150) and course materials (installation toolkit and student workbook – also valued at around $150) are included as part of the course fee.
The course will consist of lectures (about 60%) as well as hands-on labs (also about 40%). You will work with a working PV system, dismantling and reinstalling it, troubleshooting and ensuring its proper operation. During the course you will learn to size your system according to your electrical needs, select the type of system that works best for your situation, select all the components for your system, size the wiring and overcurrent protection, price the system, size and select the battery bank (if needed) – basically, when you leave you will be able to design from start to finish a residential solar PV system and install it as well. This is an introductory course. We assume you have little or no background in electrical work. And while there is some math involved, it is basic addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.