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Troubleshooting Solar PV Systems |Solar PV Training Technologies

Model Name: Solar PV Troubleshooting Learning System

Model Number: 950-SPT1

Learning Topics

  • Module Operation
  • PV Module Performance
  • PV Array Connection
  • Solar Batteries
  • DC Solar PV Systems
  • Charge Controllers
  • AC Solar PV Systems
  • PV Inverters
  • Grid-Connected Systems
  • Energy Conservation & Demand
  • Solar PV System & Component Sizing
  • Solar PV System Performance
  • Troubleshooting Components
  • System Troubleshooting
  • PV Maintenance

Installing and maintaining solar photovoltaic (PV) systems requires hands-on skills and troubleshooting ability across the types of PV systems commonly used such as AC, DC, and grid-connected. Budding engineers and designers need to understand the technologies used in these systems as well.

Amatrol’s 950-SPT1 Solar Photovoltaic Troubleshooting Learning System allows students to develop the specialized skills and knowledge needed for working with the common types of PV systems. The 950-SPT1 teaches students connection, operation, programming, and troubleshooting of AC/DC and grid-connected systems. The curriculum is highly interactive, PC-based multimedia that allows students to use the learning style best for them – reading, listening, visual. The 950-SPT1 supports the NABCEP (North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners) test for Certified Solar Photovoltaic
System Installer.

The 950-SPT1 includes all components needed to develop hands-on, job-ready skills: all solar specific components as well as balance of system items. The solar photovoltaic PV learning system contains a mobile workstation, component panels with breakers, combiner box, MPPT charge controller, lamps, batteries, meters, grid-connected inverter, a fault insertion system, PC-based multimedia student curriculum, and instructor’s assessment guide. The required 95-SPA1 two-panel array provides a complete solar PV troubleshooting experience.

Computerized Fault Insertion

At the heart of a solar photovoltaic (PV) technician’s skill set is the ability to troubleshoot a solar PV system. The 950-SPT1 is equipped with a wide array of electrical faults that allow instructors to replicate realistic system and component failures. For the 950-SPT1, Amatrol uses electronic fault insertion so that instructors can easily insert faults and track the student’s troubleshooting results. Electric fault insertion prevents component damage while allowing instructors to see student progress. Instructors can identify specific areas the student needs to improve and target those areas. It also allows instructors to set-up faults ahead of time, allowing students to perform self-directed study when appropriate.

Balance of System Components – Replicates Real World PV System

Developing installation and troubleshooting skills for PV systems requires all the components commonly found in these systems. Elements included on the 950-SPT1 such as power distribution panels, a combiner box, disconnects, and circuit breakers are essential to create realistic solar photovoltaic systems and troubleshooting situations.

Grid-Connected and Micro Inverters

Solar applications are increasingly including grid-connected capability. In fact, grid-connected solar PV systems are the most common type
of PV system being purchased today. This is a key component that allows maximum economic return – owners can sell excess power to the utility. Likewise, when solar power is not sufficient, additional power is often needed from the electrical grid.

Amatrol’s 950-SPT1 includes a micro inverter in addition to the grid-tie inverter. This is also a very popular option that is frequently used to assign an inverter to each PV string. Both of these inverters are required to teach skills across all major types of AC systems including stand-alone AC, grid-connected AC, and grid-connected AC with storage.

Modern Communications and Programming

Modern solar technology installations frequently include network communications. The inverters and charge controller on Amatrol’s Solar PV Troubleshooting enable students to learn how to network system components. Students also learn how to troubleshoot at the system level as well. The inverter and charge controller feature many modern programming capabilities which allow students to learn how to program the more sophisticated systems they are likely to encounter.

Mobile, Multiple Solar PV Panels

The required PV array for the 950-SPT1 contains multiple panels so that students can learn to connect a realistic array. Most solar technology applications have multiple panels. Students need to learn about the effects of series and parallel connections, which require more than one panel. Additionally, the 95-SPA1 Solar PV Array Station is mobile, allowing instructors to take advantage of sunny days without having to move the entire trainer. The array is equipped with sun simulation as well to enable indoor use.

Multimedia Curriculum Available

Amatrol’s unmatched multimedia utilizes text, audio, and stunning 3D animations that engage learners in both theoretical knowledge and hands-on skills. This thorough, exceptionally detailed curriculum is built to begin with the basics and steadily advance to more complex concepts and skills. Through partnerships with key industry leaders and leading edge educators, Amatrol developed the right balance of knowledge and applied skills needed to train learners to work in their chosen field.

Student Reference Guide

A sample copy of this course’s Student Reference Guide is included with the learning system. Sourced from the multimedia curriculum, the Student Reference Guide takes the entire series’ technical content contained in the learning objectives and combines them into one perfect-bound book. If you would like to inquire about purchasing additional Student Reference Guides for your program, contact your local Amatrol Representative for more information.

Key Features

  • Grid-Connected and Micro Inverters
  • Modern Communications and Programming
  • Balance of System Components - Replicates Real World PV Systems
  • Computerized Fault Insertion
  • Mobile, Multiple PV Panels

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