This workshop is designed for architects and engineers who have already taken a solar fundamentals course and who need to produce high quality specifications and documentation required by general contractors, developers and discerning property owners. This class will cover design drawings, feasibility reports, stringent building department reviews, the bid process and construction administration for residential and small commercial grid-tied photovoltaic (PV) systems.
Prerequisite coursework: Entry level solar electric training (ONTILITY S103, S108, S112, or equivalent). Solar industry experience is helpful. Solar field experience may be substituted for coursework. Knowledge of the NEC and familiarity with design documents and drawings is required. Use of the Internet, advanced problem solving, and math skills are also required.
It is expected that students will attend scheduled classes regularly and on time. If an absence occurs, it is the responsibility of the student to make up all missed work. Students, who must withdraw from a class, will receive credit for work completed and may complete the course at a later date with instructor approval. Attendance will be tracked and maintained for various reporting purposes.
Students are encouraged to provide informal feedback throughout the course. Online, real time access to instructors is provided at scheduled times throughout each week. This feedback is used to create an on-going professional development plan for instructors and to inform course improvements.
This institution complies with Section 504 and the Americans with Disabilities Act. Students with disabilities who seek accommodations must make their requests knows when registering for a course or workshop. If a disability is identified after class has begun, a non-retroactive accommodation plan will be developed.