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Saturday, June 1, 2019

This class is a follow-up to the April 27 classroom lesson, and will consist of the hands-on practical tour
Speaker: Eric Smiley P.Eng., Reid Wylde Engineering Ltd.
Saturday, June 1, 2019 - 9:00am to 2:00pm

THIS IS A REPEAT CLASS:

This course is limited to the students who attended Part 1 on April 27th; please do not register if you did not attend previously. To participate in a complete Commissioning class in the future, view our SESA Class Calendar. 

 

 

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This is a practical course. Commissioning Solar Photovoltaic Systems. Checklists, Case Studies and Hand-on Activities are used to illustrate the topics.

Course Delivery Method
4 hours Classroom and 3 hours Lab

General Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, you will be able to competently:

  • Assemble appropriate tools, equipment and PPE
  • Conduct visual and mechanical inspection of a solar PV system
  • Describe mechanical tests on a solar PV array
  • Conduct electrical tests on a grid-interactive solar PV system
  • Conduct Performance Verification tests for grid-interactive solar PV systems;
  • Conduct Maintenance and Troubleshooting tests for solar PV systems;
  • Interpret and Prepare System Documentation.

Resources - Students are required to have:
• CSA C22.1-15, Canadian Electrical Code, Part 1, 23rd Edition, (2015) CSA Group, ISBN 978-1-77139-718-6; or
• CSA C22.1-18, Canadian Electrical Code, Part 1, 24th Edition, (2018) CSA Group, ISBN

Class Software - Please download your free Trial of the Seaward Solar Solarcert software for the class.

The course topics include:

  • Grid-Interactive Solar PV System Commissioning
  • Evaluating compliance with the applicable codes and standards for the project, such as the Canadian Electrical Code;
  • Workplace safety procedures and equipment;
  • Tools and equipment used in commissioning;
  • Standards for commissioning, such as IEC 62446-1;
  • Project specific standards and specifications, including Industry best practices;
  • Commissioning procedures; and
  • Reporting and documentation.
  • Grid-Interactive Solar PV System Operation and Maintenance
  • Workplace safety procedures and equipment;
  • Shutdown and start-up procedures;
  • Tools and equipment for testing and troubleshooting
  • Performance tests;
  • Testing and trouble-shooting procedures;
  •  Recording and Interpreting test data.

Upon completion students will receive a Certificate of Completion from the Solar Energy Society of Alberta.

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Available Funding for Course Costs

We would like to encourage participants in our PV System Design and Modelling Class to apply for the Canada-Alberta Job Grant (CAJG), which will cover up to two-thirds of the cost of the class for certain participants.

Click Here for More Information and To Apply

Please direct your questions about the Job Grant program to a Workforce Consultant of Alberta Labour. They can be reached by email, at [email protected], or phone: 780-638-9424 within Edmonton, or toll-free 1-855-638-9424.