ST. LOUIS – In response to the increasing demand for solar technology solutions, Graybar, a leading distributor of electrical, communications and data networking products and provider of related supply chain management and logistics services, will offer entry-level solar electric training to be held at three of its locations across the country in July and September. This training will be provided by ONTILITY, a solar supply and training company.
The five-day, 40-hour course is suitable for anyone interested in solar energy, including those looking for new career opportunities, entrepreneurs, electricians, contractors and others in the building trades who are interested in solar business opportunities. Those who complete the course may be eligible to sit for the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) PV Entry-Level Exam. The 40 credits earned by completing the course also satisfy the minimum education requirement for NABCEP PV Installer certification.
The training will be held the following dates at these Graybar locations:
- July 18-22
Graybar St. Louis Branch
8170 Lackland Road
St. Louis, MO 63114
- July 25-29
Graybar Somerville Branch (Boston Area)
265 Ballardvale Street
Wilmington, MA 01887
- September 19-23
Graybar Portland, Ore. Branch
901 NE 60th Avenue
Portland, OR 97213
For more information or to register for a training session, visit graybar.com/company/events.
Entry-Level Solar Electric Training is designed to provide participants with basic knowledge of solar photovoltaic (PV) cells, modules, and system components as well as related electrical circuits. The course also provides an introduction to PV system design, estimation and code requirements, solar electric products and applications, and a basic understanding of how a PV cell converts sunlight into electrical power and how to work safely with solar conversion equipment.
ONTILITY has designed the course based on the PV installation job task analysis developed by NABCEP. The course focuses on real-world, site-specific knowledge. The hands-on training also covers site surveys, mechanical and electrical design, safety and construction issues, tool and test equipment use, best-practice construction skills and national code and local inspection issues.