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
12-Sep-2031-Oct-20Sat9:00am - 2:00pm$3,950



Start DateEnd DateDaysTimeCash Price
22-Aug-2024-Oct-20Sat9:00am - 1:00pm US$600 /TT$3,950

An e-certificate will be issued at the end.

Requirements for Online Course

  • Windows OS: Windows 10 Professional (Windows 10 Home is also acceptable)
  • Microsoft Office
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader

Please note: All information provided is subject to change without prior notice. Registration fee is not included in the price quoted.


Please note:

  • ETA's exam fee (US$150) are not included in the price given

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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.

Online Registration

To register for the online course, please follow the instructions below:

  1. Please complete the Online Programme Registration Form, and click submit.


Once the form has been completed, please proceed to make your payment via the following options below:


  2. PayPal – Please click the ” Add to Cart” button below:


All relevant information about accessing online sessions will be sent via email within 3-5 working days.

*If you do not have a PayPal account, or a credit card, you can utilize any of the following payment options:


  3. Payment of TT$3,950.00 can be made via direct deposit to the following SBCS Republic Bank Account (3501 3848 7501).

Once you have deposited the required payment, please email and attach a copy of the stamped deposit slip to Centre for Information Technology and Engineering (CITE) informing of such.

Once CITE verifies the deposit, final registration details will be forwarded to the student.

For further information, please send an email to entre for Information Technology and Engineering (CITE)  or call 663-7227 extensions 11092/3/9


Technical Requirements?

Please check that your laptop / tablet meets the minimum requirements for Adobe Connect web conferencing online platform services before registering by clicking here

For further details please email or call the numbers below:

  • Champs Fleurs – (868) 663-7227 extensions 1092/3/5