Further your solar training at Solar Power International 2010 in Los Angeles

Solar Energy International offers one-day intermediate solar installation course Oct. 11.

CARBONDALE, CO USA — Solar Energy International is going Hollywood.

In conjunction with North America's largest business-to-business solar event — Solar Power International 2010 taking place Oct. 12-14 in Los Angeles — Solar Energy International is hosting a one-day solar installation course. Intermediate Level PV System Installation on Oct. 11 will focus on National Electrical Code (NEC) requirements, best practices, and safe working procedures for installing and troubleshooting solar systems.

"Students will analyze and troubleshoot ground-fault and commissioning scenarios," course instructor Brian Mehalic says. "Class lectures are combined with individual problem-solving exercises covering a wide range of installation considerations."

Grid interface considerations, disconnects, system labeling requirements, and series fusing will be covered. The course also features a slideshow presentation documenting the best - and worst - installation practices and proper procedures for grid-direct systems, including potential safety hazards.

"Participants will learn how to do it right and avoid wasting time and money making common mistakes," says Mehalic, a North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners Certified PV Installer.

Also on topic is ground-fault troubleshooting to help participants identify, locate, and troubleshoot ground-faults in PV systems. The one-day session wraps up with a Q&A to offer professional advice from experts in the solar installation field.

Visit http://bit.ly/akOLoi to register. Members of the Solar Electric Power Association (SEPA) or Solar Energy Industries Association (national SEIA only), nonprofit organizations or government employees are eligible for the discounted member rate of $300. The nonmember workshop rate is $350. Register early, as space is limited.

About Solar Energy International

Solar Energy International (SEI) is a non-profit 501(c)3 solar training and renewable energy educational organization with a mission to help others to use renewable energy and natural building technology through education and technical assistance. For information about SEI's solar PV training curriculum and the 2010 workshop schedule please visit solarenergy.org or call(970)963-8855.

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