Solar PV Installers course
With utility bills being on the rise, the depleting sources of traditional fossil fuels and the over use of these fuels reportedly damaging the environment; more and more people are showing interest in the use of renewable energy. One such source of renewable energy is the sun and solar photovoltaic (PV) systems capture its energy and converts it into electricity which can be used by households. As the demand grows for Solar PV technology, adding this qualification to your list of services you provide could prove a lucrative decision indeed.
Level 3 Award in the Installation and Maintenance of Small Scale Solar Photo-voltaic Systems (QCF)
This course has been designed to provide an existing electrician or domestic installer a solid understanding of this form of environmental technology as well as the practical 'hands on' experience of installing and maintaining real solar PV panels.
This course consists of 2 units. The first unit will provide you with a basic overview of renewable energy technology and give you the knowledge and the practical application to install solar PV panels. The aspects you will cover include:
Health and safety
Components of PV systems
Understanding the AC and DC systems
Positioning and installing panels to roofs
Grants and feed in tariffs
Design, installation, commissioning and
The second unit is designed to provide you with the knowledge and skill to install and maintain solar PV systems. You will cover:
Health and safety
Requirements for maintenance
Fault finding and fault rectification
Maintenance and inspection and testing
This course will be delivered over 6 full days (6 consecutive weekdays or 3 consecutive weekdays over 2 weeks) and will be classroom and workshop based. You will be required to undertake online examinations and be practically assessed for each part. To ensure that you are ready and able to complete these assessments successfully, you will be provided with the necessary work pack, notes as well as tests and ample opportunities and time to complete the practical elements so that you will be able to install the solar panels with confidence. This approach has proved successful with previous candidates as is proven by our exceptionally high pass rate.