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Basic Photovoltaics (23 PV 101.02) Online Basic Photovoltaics (23 PV 101.02) Online is a Course

Basic Photovoltaics (23 PV 101.02) Online

Time limit: 30 days

$165 Enroll

Full course description

Prerequisite(s): None 

This is an Online Independent Study Course:


  • Once enrolled, participants have 30 days to complete 8 hours of training and receive credit for taking the course. This instructor-led online course is delivered with recorded presentations, exercises, tutorial videos, and quizzes. Progress is monitored daily.
  • Office hours are Tuesdays and Thursdays from Noon-1:00 p.m. CT. If you have any questions or would like to chat, just login and/or call anytime within the hour, and your instructor will be there


Course Description:

This eight-hour course addresses and explores the basics of solar electricity. Participants will learn how photovoltaic (PV) cells, panels, and systems work, compare and contrast different PV system types (grid-tied or battery-based), identify system components, and understand the best applications for each system type.  


Other topics covered include: power and energy calculations, conservation and efficiency, solar resource terminology, basic PV system sizing methods, mounting options, and financial considerations like net metering policies, tax credits, and incentive programs. 

This is the first course required if you are pursuing your NABCEP PV Associate Credential.

Course Instructor: Jenny Heinzen

Continuing Education



This course is approved by the Wisconsin Department of Saftey and Professional Services (WIDSPS) for:


  • 8 Commercial Electrical Inspector
  • 7.5 Dwelling Contractor Qualifier
  • 8 Industrial Journeyman Electrician
  • 8 Journeyman Electrician
  • 8 Master Electrician
  • 8 Registered Electrician
  • 8 Residential Journeyman Electrician
  • 8 Residential Master Electrician
  • 8 UDC-Electrical Inspector