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Current available classes at the MAGE SOLAR Academy

SOLAR PV 101 - ENTRY LEVEL - 40 Hours $995
July 22 - July 26, 2013
November 11 - November 15, 2013

In this 40-hour course, you will learn a basic trade knowledge of photovoltaic (PV) systems necessary to build a highly successful foundation for business. The course consists of four days of in-class participation including lecture, Q&A, and formulative work. Additionally, there is an eight hour hands-on session where you will actually install and operate a solar PV system. Following successful completion of this course, you will be eligible to sit for the NABCEP (North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners) Entry Level Exam - (http://www.nabcep.org/entry-level-program-2.)

Course Content Includes:
  • PV Markets and Applications
  • Safety and Electrical Basics
  • Fundamentals of Solar Energy
  • Photovoltaic Module Fundamentals
  • Components used in PV Systems
  • Design, Performance, Maintenance and Troubleshooting of PV System
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Fundamentals of Solar Business & Technical Sales - 8 Hours $295
June 21, 2013
October 25, 2013

The Fundamentals of Solar Business & Technical Sales course provides you with an overview for selling solar pv systems properly and is designed for anyone interested in entering the solar business. This course is registered for 8 NABCEP Continuing Education Contact Hours.

Course Content Includes:
  • Solar Fundamentals
  • System Design
  • Customer Qualification Process
  • Cost Estimation
  • Site Qualification Process
  • Financial Analysis
  • Site Analysis
  • Sales Techniques
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PV Field Inspectors - 8 Hours $325
June 7, 2013
August 16, 2013
November 8, 2013

The PV Inspectors course is designed to provide you with a basic knowledge of how to inspect PV Systems to ensure proper connectivity and operation. You will be able to build a framework and develop the experience necessary to perform PV inspections quickly and thoroughly following successful completion of this course. This course is registered for 8 NABCEP Continuing Education Contact Hours.

Course Content Includes:
  • Wire Management
  • Module & Array Grounding
  • Signage
  • Identifying common installation mistakes
  • Equipment Ratings
  • Site conditions and system efficiency
  • Solar PV and the NEC
  • Field Inspection Checklist
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Electrical Grounding & Bonding - 8 Hours $295
September 20, 2013

This course covers Electrical Grounding & Bonding as it applies to photovoltaic systems. In this course, you will spend quality time reviewing current NEC codes and changes from previous regulations. You will review which installations require grounding and what type is best for each application. During the course, you will conduct sample calculations and review practical applications.

Course Content Includes:
  • Reviews recent changes to the NEC regarding grounding and bonding
  • Proper use of the tables associated with sizing grounding and bonding conductors
  • Which installations require grounding
  • Practical application of the principles for grounding and bonding
  • Sample calculations
  • Supplemental materials
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Solar Civics - 2 Hours $35
Online now
Group classes available by request

Whether you represent an educational system; community, city or county government; or municipality – learn how solar can bring profit and energy savings to your location. In this course, you will review the specifics of solar energy, how it can be beneficial on a municipal level and funding opportunities to ensure a profitable system. This three hour course features guest speakers from experienced finance institutions and government agencies.

Course Content Includes:
  • PV Markets and Applications
  • Safety and Electrical Basics
  • Fundamentals of Solar Energy
  • Photovoltaic Module Fundamentals
  • Components used in PV Systems
  • Design, Performance, Maintenance and Troubleshooting of PV System
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