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Learn the basics of how to site, design, and install photovoltaic (PV) systems. This course includes sizing systems for both grid connected and off grid PV systems. Learn about the solar resource, the problems associated with shading and the best orientation and tilt for PV arrays. The course will cover the basic sizing and design of systems to serve a given electrical load, and safety procedures for installers. Students will study the electrical code for PV systems in detail, and the various mounting systems for PV arrays and how they affect roofs. Course includes a hands-on installation of a PV system. Students completing this course may sit for the NABCEP PV Entry Level Exam. Prerequisite: None