There are three levels of courses taught by our chief technician Aur Beck. The Beginner's course is a general introduction to solar energy. The Intermediate course introduces students to the concepts of designing PV systems. The Advanced course gets into the technical details of installing PV systems. The three levels of courses are available to various colleges in the spring and fall semesters.
These are some examples of courses that have been provided in cooperation with John A. Logan College
For a complete up to date class list go to Continuing Education and click on Green/Solar
NABCEP EXAM – (NORTH AMERICAN BOARD OF CERTIFIED ENERGY PRACTITIONERS) .
Students needing to take the NABCEP PV Entry Level Certificate of Knowledge exam need to register for this class. Permission from instructor required before registering. Call Aur Beck for permission at 1-618-893-1717.
SOLAR KNOWLEDGE FOR BEGINNERS (6ACE 287).
This course’s classroom and hands-on practical instruction prepares the student for the Intermediate Photovoltaic (PV) Systems Design and Installation course. Learn about photovoltaics and other renewable-energy technologies; Solar Radiation; Site Surveys and practical, hands-on show and tell in the installation of roof racks, solar modules and more. Those who successfully complete both courses will have the knowledge and skill sets to apply for positions within the renewable energy industry.
SOLAR ELECTRIC DESIGN AND INSTALLATION (INTER. II) (6ACE 296).
Advanced, detailed instruction in the design & installation of photovoltaic systems with practical, hands-on practice. Those who successfully complete this course will have the knowledge & skill sets required for entry level positions within the renewable energy industry & will be able to converse with solar energy professionals. The final exam for this course will be the exam required by the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners PV Entry Level Certificate of Knowledge.
SOLAR ELECTRIC INSTALLATION (ADV) (6ACE 299).
This course offers participants an advanced level of lecture and hands-on learning that will prepare them for field installations and other advanced workshops. Participants will learn how to correctly design, size and select PV system components and identify and interpret National Electric Code (NEC) articles that pertain to the AESolar solar training trailer, participants will learn safety procedures, system design and layout, component selection and specification, electrical and mechanical integration techniques, and troubleshooting.