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Grid-Tie Solar Learning System | Solar Technician Training

Model Name: Grid-Tie Learning System - Solar

Model Number: 85-GT1

Learning Topics

  • Grid-Tie Inverters
  • system Codes and Standard
  • System Operation
  • Inverter Stacking
  • Micro Inverter Monitoring Device
  • Interconnection Codes
  • Net Metering

The demand for qualified solar technicians is rising, as more consumers and businesses apply grid-tie solar energy systems in their communities, and employers prefer technician candidates who are certified.

The Grid-Tie Learning System – Solar (85-GT1) features real-world components that are commonly found in commercial and residential environments to help make learners job-ready and prepares them for certifications. For example, the 85-GT1 is equipped with a Photovoltaic Combiner box and a multiple panel solar array, allowing learners to connect panels in series and parallel; an Iskra ME162 single-phase meter that measures and registers electric energy in single phase two-wire networks using globally-recognized products; and an Enphase Solar Microinverter that helps students understand converting DC generated by a single solar module to AC.

The 85-GT1 Grid-Tie Learning System – Solar is an expansion system that can greatly expand the capability of the 850-Alternative Energy Learning Systems (850-AEC or 850-AES). It features a single phase inverter that enables the system to connect to the classroom grid, typical of PV systems being installed today. Featuring interactive multimedia curriculum and a student reference guide, the 85-GT1 covers critical skill areas like inverters, system codes and standards, and system operation.

What are Grid-Tie PV Systems? How do they work?

A grid-connected, or grid-tie, photovoltaic system connects to and interacts with the utility grid. The type of system provides power to loads from both the PV array and the grid. Grid-tie systems also have the ability to supply power back to the grid when the PV array generates more power than the loads require.

Grid-tie systems use an interactive-type inverter to connect to, and interact with, the grid. Often, these systems do not have battery backup. Instead, the inverter converts DC power directly from the PV array into AC power at the required  voltage and frequency to match the grid. The output of an interactive inverter provides AC power to the loads during daylight hours. Any excess power generated is supplied to the utility grid for use somewhere else. During nighttime hours, or low light conditions, the utility grid provides all the power to the loads.

Key Features

  • Covers skills used in industrial, commercial, agricultural, and residential applications
  • Features industrial components
  • Interactive Multimedia to Engage the Learner
  • Durable and Efficient
  • Student Reference Guide

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Additional Requirements

  • Adds to one of the following: 850-AEC or 850-AES
  • Computer: See requirements
  • Electricity (220V/60 Hz/1ph)

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