950-spf1 Photovoltaic Installation Main


  • Solar PV Array Station (95-SPA1)
  • Solar PV Hand Tool Package (41207)
  • Consumables Package (20180)
  • Computer: See requirements


  • Electric (208V/60Hz/3ph)
  • Also requires utility grid connection and may require approval from utility to make connection


Spanish eLearning Available

Solar Installation Technician Training | Hands-On Photovoltaic Skills

Learning System: 950-SPF1

Amatrol’s Solar PV Installation Learning System consists of a mobile workstation with real solar PV components, including a PV array, micro-inverter, combiner box, communications gateway, charge controller, and remote meter. To make installation training more efficient, tools and consumables, such as a clamp meter, digital meter, wire, and conduit, are stored conveniently on the workstation.

Learning Topics

  • Mechanical Installation
  • Electrical Installation
  • Stand-alone PV Systems
  • Grid Interactive PV Systems
  • Site Assessment and Permitting
  • Array Site Analysis
  • Circuit Voltage and Current
  • Wire Selection and Sizing
  • Electrical Connectors
  • Conduit and Enclosures
  • Inverters
  • Converters
  • Charge Controllers
  • Combiner Boxes
  • Power Meters
  • Surge Arrestors

Why is there a Shortage of Solar Installation Technicians?

Industries across all sectors are experiencing a shortage of highly-skilled workers to fill crucial technician roles, and the renewable resources sector is no exception. Despite job growth in recent years, employers in the alternative energy industry still face an ongoing problem with hiring qualified solar installation technicians.

Experts blame advancing technology and a generation not interested in the skilled trades, but the bottom line is the same: the supply of highly-skilled workers simply can’t keep up with industry demand. And the demand for qualified solar installation technicians is rising, as more consumers and businesses apply solar energy in their communities.

It’s no longer a novelty to see solar panels adorning the roofs of homes and businesses. We even see them along the highway powering informational signs, as well as installed by the thousands in huge solar “farms” that generate power for local communities.

As local, state, and federal governments continue to fund and push for more alternative energy projects, demand for highly-skilled solar installation technicians will continue to rise. Amatrol’s Solar PV Installation Learning System (950-SPF1) teaches the installation and commissioning of grid interactive and stand-alone photovoltaic (PV) systems for commercial and residential applications through a unique combination of eLearning curriculum and hands-on experience with real industrial solar PV components

What Skills Do Solar Installation Technicians Need?

Amatrol’s interactive multimedia eLearning curriculum teaches solar installation topics using text, audio, video, interactive quizzes, and stunning 3D animations to appeal to a variety of different learning styles. Learners begin with the basics, such as identifying and analyzing sites for array locations and developing and implementing a site layout.

From there, they steadily advance to more complex concepts and skills, including calculating PV circuit voltage and currents; selecting and installing wiring; and installing and commissioning real-world components in a grid interactive and/or standalone photovoltaic system for commercial and residential applications.

Learners using Amatrol’s eLearning will find that its comprehensive, detailed curriculum teaches both the foundational knowledge and practical hands-on skills they need to excel on the job. It also teaches installation of both of the most common types of installations: grid interactive and standalone.

Expand Your Green Energy Training | Learning Systems

Amatrol’s Green Energy Technology eLearning courses cover two concepts: Wind Turbine Technology and Solar Technology. This learning program starts with many traditional technical disciplines like electric motor control, wiring, rotation machines, hydraulics, mechanical fabrication, print reading, etc. and moves into more specialized skills in wind turbine and solar thermal concepts and installation.