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Solar PV Design & Installation Training

the curriculum

Covered Topics & areas of focus

Electrical Basics

We will provide a quick overview of the electrical basics and Code references.

Solar Technology

We ensure you get a good understanding of how solar technology works.

Grid-Tie Systems

Grid-Tied system sizing, shading analysis, assessments and quoting.

Off Grid Systems

Off-Grid battery banks, load assessments, days of autonomy, and wiring. 

Safety Procedures

Identifying hazards and best practices when working on a solar job site. 

CSA Prerequisite Exam

Prerequisite exam to take the CSA NOC 7241 PV Personal Certification.

DAY 1: SOLAR PV INSTALLATION TRAINING

Time

Topic

Instructor Details

09:00 - 09:30

Welcome to Solar Installation Training

Stardust Solar Office 

Evan Kraemer

Environmental Scientist

09:30 - 11:00

Electrical Basics and Photovoltaics

Stardust Solar Office

Evan Kraemer

Environmental Scientist

11:30 - 13:00

Earth’s Solar Resource and Site Assessments 

Stardust Solar Office

Evan Kraemer

Environmental Scientist

13:00 - 14:00

Lunch – Enjoy Your Break!

Stardust Solar Office

Delicious Food

Taste our food temptations

13:00 - 14:00

Modules, Inverters and Racking Options

Stardust Solar Office

Evan Kraemer

Environmental Scientist

DAY 2: SYSTEM DESIGN & SAFETY

Time

Topic

Instructor Details

09:00 - 10:00

Wiring, Over-Current Protection, Grounding and Bonding 

Stardust Solar Office 

Evan Kraemer

Environmental Scientist

10:00 - 11:00

Balance of System (BoS)

Stardust Solar Office

Evan Kraemer

Environmental Scientist

11:00 - 13:00

System Design and Safety 

Stardust Solar Office

Evan Kraemer

Environmental Scientist

13:00 - 14:00

Lunch – Enjoy Your Break!

Stardust Solar Office

Delicious Food

Taste our food temptations

14:00 - 17:00

Grid-Tied Exam

Stardust Solar Office

Evan Kraemer

Environmental Scientist

DAY 3: HANDS-ON EXPERIENCE

Time

Topic

Instructor Details

09:00 - 12:30

Hands-On Experience (Roof Mount Installation) 

Stardust Solar Office 

Evan Kraemer

Environmental Scientist

12:30 - 13:30

Lunch – Enjoy Your Break!

Stardust Solar Office

Delicious Food

Taste our food temptations

13:30 - 17:00

Hands-On Experience (Roof Mount Installation) 

Stardust Solar Office

Evan Kraemer

Environmental Scientist

DAY 4: BATTERY MAINTENANCE & EQUALIZATION

Time

Topic

Instructor Details

09:00 - 10:00

Types of Batteries 

Stardust Solar Office 

Evan Kraemer

Environmental Scientist

10:00 - 11:00

Battery Banks 

Stardust Solar Office

Evan Kraemer

Environmental Scientist

11:00 - 13:00

Inspection and Initial Charge 

Stardust Solar Office

Evan Kraemer

Environmental Scientist

13:00 - 14:00

Lunch – Enjoy Your Break!

Stardust Solar Office

Delicious Food

Taste our food temptations

14:00 - 17:00

Battery Maintenance and Equalization 

Stardust Solar Office

Evan Kraemer

Environmental Scientist

DAY 5: OFF GRID COMPONENTS

Time

Topic

Instructor Details

09:00 - 10:00

Off Grid Components

Stardust Solar Office 

Evan Kraemer

Environmental Scientist

10:00 - 11:00

Load Assessment 

Stardust Solar Office

Evan Kraemer

Environmental Scientist

11:00 - 13:00

Off Grid System Sizing 

Stardust Solar Office

Evan Kraemer

Environmental Scientist

13:00 - 14:00

Lunch – Enjoy Your Break!

Stardust Solar Office

Delicious Food

Taste our food temptations

14:00 - 17:00

Off Grid Exam

Stardust Solar Office

Evan Kraemer

Environmental Scientist

NABCEP Associates Exam


The NABCEP Associate Program is intended for many people who are currently working in, or seeking employment in, the renewable energy industry, including those who are: students in renewable energy programs, workers at an early stage in their renewable energy career, experienced professionals who have just begun offering renewable energy products or services, or those in renewable energy jobs for which there is no professional certification.

The NABCEP Associate Program recognizes individuals who have demonstrated knowledge of the fundamental principles of the application, design, installation, and operation of Photovoltaic, Solar Heating or Small Wind energy systems. A NABCEP Associate credential (NABCEP Photovoltaic Associate™, NABCEP Solar Heating Associate™, or NABCEP Small Wind Associate™) is earned by passing an examination based on the related NABCEP PV Associate Job Task Analysis (JTA). NABCEP Associates are recognized by NABCEP on an online directory and are provided with rights to utilize NABCEP Associate word and trade-marks to recognize their accomplishment to others. Full program policies and procedures are found in the NABCEP Associate Handbook, which all applicants should read thoroughly before applying.

Get Digital Access To The Stardust Solar Photovoltaics Design and Installation Manual


The Stardust Solar Photovoltaics Design and Installation Manual contains all of the background information required to not only install a PV system, but to understand how it works.

Solar Photovoltaics Design and Installation Manual

WHY SOLAR?

Why Should You Consider Solar Training

1

Fastest Growing Energy Sector in the World

2

5-Days of In-Depth Training with Solar Teachers

3

Full-Day of Real World Hands-On Experience

4

Networking and Meeting People in the Trade

5

Environmentally Responsible Career and Future

6

Delicious Lunches and Snacks Everyday

Applicable Industries

  • Electrical Trades
  • Electrical Contractors
  • Energy Generation and Distribution / Utilities Energy and Renewables
  • Consulting Firms
  • Engineering Firms
  • Industrial / Commercial and Residential Construction

CSA Construction Electrician (NOC 7241) Solar Photovoltaic Exam Requirements

  • Completion of a recognized Solar PV specific training program consisting of in class and a practical (hands-on) component (completed with Stardust Solar)
  • Construction Electrician (NOC 7241) Certificate of Qualification.
    Note: Program open to apprentices. Certification will be granted upon issuance of NOC 7241 certificate.

Recognized Training Providers:

Acceptance as a CSA Recognized Training Provider is an acknowledgement from CSA Group that after careful review, the training provider ‘s curriculum has been determined to cover, at a minimum, the knowledge areas identified by the committee of industry subject matter experts for the related personnel certification program.

Please note that being listed as a CSA Recognized Training Provider does not mean that this program is a certified CSA program.

About CSA Solar Photovoltaic Systems Personnel Certification

The Construction Electrician (NOC 7241) Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Systems Certified (PVSC) Personnel Certification has been developed by CSA Group in conjunction with the National Electrical Trade Council (NETCO) and industry stakeholders to provide assurance that an individual possesses the competencies deemed necessary to perform the job function of a Solar Photovoltaic Systems Certified electrician.

This certification has been developed in compliance with the ISO 17024 standard. ISO 17024 is the global benchmark for organizations operating personnel certification programs and outlines the methods and procedures required to ensure the objective and unbiased assessment of a candidate’s knowledge, skills and abilities. Passing the PVSC examination will indicate that the candidate possesses the knowledge, skills and decision-making abilities necessary to practice the proper techniques to pre-plan, implement, configure, install, commission, troubleshoot and maintain solar PV systems.

Scope

This certification addresses the need to confirm the demonstrated knowledge, skills and abilities of qualified construction electricians who install and maintain solar photovoltaic power generation systems and equipment for use in settings such as industrial, commercial, institutional, power generation and residential settings in compliance with appropriate Codes, Standards and industry best practices.

The certification indicates that you can apply safe and effective installation of solar equipment with reduced the risk of serious accident, injury and also to help promote energy efficiency and increased public confidence in PV installations.

meet our team

Our Solar Instructors

Evan Kraemer

Stardust Solar Instructor


Evan is a Environmental Scientist with a Masters degree from the University of Regina. He is part owner Stardust Solar Technologies Inc. and also our installation team leader.

Nancy Rohaly

Stardust Solar Instructor


Nancy is a Red Seal Electrician with a Masters degree in Education from Simon Fraser University. She is an expert in the electrical trade and is always ready to get the job done!

Eamonn McHugh

Stardust Solar Instructor


Eamonn is an FSR-B electrician and professional solar PV installer. He has travelled the world and executed hundreds of solar panel installations with expert precision.

Moe Rahnama

Stardust Solar Instructor


Moe is a professor at the University of Victoria and long time Solar Thermal (Hot Water) enthusiast. He has over 20 years teaching experience and is an expert in solar hot water system installation.

Rémy Pratt

Stardust Solar Instructor


Rémy est un instructeur avec plus de 20 ans expérience en énergie renouvelable. Un natif de France qui est expert en énergie photovoltaic et énergie éolienne.



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"This is an excellent course. Very jam-packed with information but it was quite thorough and I learned so much! I really enjoyed Nancy as an instructor. Her experience, intelligence and great personality made this course a pleasure to be a part of. I would highly recommend Stardust for their training!

Karen F.

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