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Welcome to the Solar PV Designer Certification Training!

We've laid out a learning path on the right side of this page. Step your way through each assignment and ask questions when things aren't clear. Complete all of the assignments and you'll earn Solar PV Designer Certification through Polysun.


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Solar PV – Polysun Designer Training

Online Course

Lesson 1 - Introduction to Renewable Energy, Solar Radiation and Photovoltaic
This lesson will lay the ground work for the course by providing some context and background. We'll briefly cover renewable energy in general, before covering the theory behind photovoltaic systems. Feel free to cruise through this material if it is review for you, or spend more time with it if it's new and interesting.
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5 minute quickstart with Polysun
Introduction to Renewable Energy Systems (7:48 mins)
Solar Radiation and Solar Basics - Part I (7:51 mins)
Basics Photovoltaic - Part II (3:53 mins)
Download and Complete the Lesson 1 Homework
Sample Company Logo (right click and choose Save As)
Sample Project Image (right click and choose Save As)
Lesson 2 - Components of Photovoltaic Systems and System Design

In this lesson we will identify the different components of photovoltaic systems: Modules, solar inverters, wires and solar tracker. Then we will explain the basics how to design a photovoltaic system. In this lesson we will perform some design exercises to introduce the software and get you comfortable designing simple systems.

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System Components (13:10 mins)
System Design (10:41 mins)

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Lesson 3 - Financial Analysis and System Optimization

In this lesson we build on lesson 2 designs and get into best practices for optimizing photovoltaic systems. We'll use Polysun to evaluate your PV design and demonstrate how to work with the Polysun evaluation tools that are essential to do a system optimization. We will also look into financial analysis with Polysun and create a Sales Report.

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Financial Analysis (13:47 mins)
System Optimization (7:57 mins)
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Final Exam -  Earn Photovoltaic Designer Certification
Successfully passing the final exam earns Polysun Photovoltaic Designer Certification. This is a voluntary credential that communicates design expertise to customers and companies in the industry.