Solar courses

softdownsoftdown Posts: 1,754Solar Expert ✭✭✭✭
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First Bank:16 180 watt Grape Solar with  FM80 controller and 3648 Inverter....Fullriver 8D AGM solar batteries. Second Bank/MacGyver Special: 10 165(?) watt BP Solar with Renogy MPPT 40A controller/ and Xantrex C-35 PWM controller/ and Morningstar PWM controller...Cotek 24V PSW inverter....forklift and diesel locomotive batteries

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  • littleharbor2littleharbor2 Posts: 820Solar Expert ✭✭✭✭
    edited December 2017 #2
    Solar Energy International (SEI) has a good online program. They have everything from PV101 to grid intertie and battery based courses all the way through NABCEP certification. 
     https://solarenergytraining.org/

    2.1 Kw Suntech 175 mono, Classic 200, Trace SW 4024 ( 15 years old  but brand new out of sealed factory box Jan. 2015), Bogart Tri-metric, 700 ah @24 volt AGM battery bank. Plenty of Baja Sea of Cortez sunshine.

  • littleharbor2littleharbor2 Posts: 820Solar Expert ✭✭✭✭
    I took about 5 courses a number of years ago. I was very pleased with the whole program. I don't remember now what the pricing was .It should be in the online site.

    2.1 Kw Suntech 175 mono, Classic 200, Trace SW 4024 ( 15 years old  but brand new out of sealed factory box Jan. 2015), Bogart Tri-metric, 700 ah @24 volt AGM battery bank. Plenty of Baja Sea of Cortez sunshine.

  • HorseflyHorsefly Posts: 294Registered Users ✭✭✭
    edited December 2017 #4
    For @softdown (and a few others here): SEI is actually in Paonia, Colorado. I've driven right by their facility while driving through the mountains. McClure Pass has what I would suspect is the best fall color display outside of the NE US, and takes you right by SEI. I remember looking them up, and I think they have lots of in-person training as well. If you don't have to pay airline tickets to get there, I would guess that in-person would be much better than on-line.

    Steve
    Off-grid cabin: 6 x Canadian Solar CSK-280M PV panels, Schneider XW-MPPT60-150 Charge Controller, Schneider CSW4024 Inverter/Charger, Schneider SCP, 4 x Vmax XTR12-155 12V, 155AH batteries in a 2x2 24V 310AH bank.
  • littleharbor2littleharbor2 Posts: 820Solar Expert ✭✭✭✭
    The textbook you need to buy is another $125.00.  I'm sure the cost has risen since I took courses.

    2.1 Kw Suntech 175 mono, Classic 200, Trace SW 4024 ( 15 years old  but brand new out of sealed factory box Jan. 2015), Bogart Tri-metric, 700 ah @24 volt AGM battery bank. Plenty of Baja Sea of Cortez sunshine.

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