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PV Systems O&M Fundamentals (PV 425) Online INDEPENDENT STUDY is a Course

PV Systems O&M Fundamentals (PV 425) Online INDEPENDENT STUDY

Time limit: 365 days

$155 Enroll

Full course description

Prerequisite(s): PV 101, PV201, and PV 202 or NABCEP Credential 
Total Course Hours: 4 

Time to Complete: 365 days 
Instructor: Nick Matthes



Course Description: 
This four-hour course is designed to provide current and aspiring solar energy technicians with an understanding of the periodic maintenance required to ensure optimal energy production over the lifetime of a photovoltaic (PV) system. Participants will review the components in a PV system, identify common PV system malfunctions, learn what’s expected in a six-month and twelve-month checkup, examine I-V curves to recognize production issues, and explore tools that can be used to find existing and potential problem areas.  


Students can work through recorded presentations and exercises at their own pace. When the coursework is finished and the final assignment receives a passing grade, a completion certificate is issued.





Approved for Continuing Education by: 

  • WI DSPS 

NABCEP: This course is approved by the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) for the following credentials, certifications, categories, and hours: 

  • 4 PV Installation Professional Exam (JTA) 
  • 4 PV Design Specialist Exam (NEC)
  • 4 PV Installer Specialist Exam (JTA & NEC)
  • 4 PV Commissioning & Maintenance Specialist Exam (JTA & NEC)
  • 4 Solar Heating Installer Exam (NEC)
  • 4 PVIP Recertification (NEC & RE Elective)
  • 4 PVDS Recertification (NEC & RE Elective)
  • 4 PVIS Recertification (JTA, NEC & RE Elective)
  • 4 PVCMS Recertification (JTA, NEC & RE Elective)
  • 4 PVTS Recertification (RE Elective)
  • 4 SHI Recertification (NEC & RE Elective)
  • 4 PV Associate Renewal
    Click here for more information about the NABCEP Continuing Education Credits approved for this course.

WI DSPS: This course is approved by the Wisconsin Department of Safety & Professional Services (DSPS) for 6.0 Credit Hours for the following licenses: 

  • Commercial Electrical Inspector 
  • Dwelling Contractor Qualifier
  • Journeyman Electrician (including Industrial & Residential)
  • Master Electrician (including Residential)
  • Registered Electrician
  • UDC-Electrical Inspector


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