Programme Brief

Implementing Solar Power Systems for Power Generation prepares participants for the Electronic Technicians Association (ETA) Photovoltaic Installer (PV) Level 1 examination and also covers many of the objectives of the NABCEP Associate PV certification.  This course covers a broad range of information that is valuable to entry level PV installation, including system components, design considerations, environmental effects and site analysis.  It also serves as a foundation for persons seeking further training and development in the solar industry.

Learning outcomes include:

  • Understand solar economics
  • Identify system components and their functions.
  • Describe basics of solar cells and modules.
  • Describe types of PV systems.
  • Apply electrical principles to PV Systems.
  • Understand the use and operation of PV components.
  • Conduct a site survey.
  • Produce PV designs for a given application.
  • Carry out installation of a PV system.
  • Perform commissioning of a PV system.
  • Testing and Troubleshooting a PV system.

The duration of this course is 40 contact hours.


Why study Photovoltaic Systems at SBCS?

  • Instructors are certified, highly skilled and experienced practitioners who bring their knowledge and work experience to the classroom
  • Course is career oriented. The curriculum was developed to meet the needs of the current marketplace
  • Course is over 80% practical, hands-on training. Emphasis is placed on practical training and the application of the knowledge taught
  • Modern, fully equipped labs. You learn using the same equipment you will encounter in the field
  • Convenient class schedules. Classes are offered on a part-time basis, which allows working individuals to balance their work and educational needs

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Schedule & Fees

Champs Fleurs

Start DateEnd DateDaysTimeCash Price
09-Feb06-AprSat9:00am - 2:00pm$3,950
18-May06-JulSat9:00am - 2:00pm$3,950
13-Jul07-SepSat9:00am - 2:00pm$3,950
14-Sep02-NovSat9:00am - 2:00pm$3,950

 

Please note:

  • The registration fee ($150) and ETA's exam fee (US$150) are not included in the price given
  • All information provided is subject to change without prior notice.

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  • 2 months
  • Champs Fleurs, San Fernando

Entry Requirement: Knowledge of basic science would be an asset

  • Administration fee: $150 to be paid on registration.
  • Registration deadline: One week before the scheduled start date of the class.
  • Late Administration fee: $175 will be charged if registration is within one week of the scheduled start date of the course.
  • Payment Plan: A credit price, usually 10% more than the cash price, is available if necessary.  The down payment is 60% of the credit price plus the administration fee. The remainder is paid in installments before the end of the course.

For further details please email cite-eng@sbcs.edu.tt or call the numbers below:

  • Champs Fleurs – (868) 663-7227 extensions 1094/5/8
  • San Fernando – (868) 652-2388 / (868) 653-6331 / (868) 657-2681 extensions 1430/1/2