950-SPT1 Main

A sample copy of the Turbine Nacelle Troubleshooting Student Reference Guide is also included with the system for your evaluation. Sourced from the system’s curriculum, the Student Reference Guide takes the entire series’ technical content contained in the learning objectives and combines them into one perfectly-bound book. Student Reference Guides supplement this course by providing a condensed, inexpensive reference tool that learners will find invaluable once they finish their training, making it the perfect course takeaway.



  • Electricity (208 VAC/60 Hz/3 phase)



  • Spare Parts Kit (23153)

Spanish eLearning Available

Solar PV Troubleshooting Training | Hands-On Skill Building

Learning System: 950-SPT1

Once a novelty, solar panels now appear on tops of homes and businesses, atop informational road signs, and in groups by the hundreds in large solar “farms” all across the country. The growing interest in alternative energy and renewable resources has created a shortage of qualified solar energy technicians throughout the green energy sector.

Learning Topics

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

What Skills Do Solar Energy Technicians Need?

Solar technicians need basic knowledge and hands-on skills in a variety of foundational technologies, such as electrical and electronics, as well as advanced abilities related directly to the latest solar energy technologies. Amatrol’s Solar PV Troubleshooting Learning System (950-SPT1) teaches a range of solar photovoltaic (PV) operation, maintenance, and troubleshooting skills through a unique combination of eLearning curriculum and hands-on experience with real industrial solar PV components.

How Important is Hands-On Solar PV Skill Development?

To be fully prepared to enter the workforce, students and workers must possess more than just knowledge about relevant solar PV troubleshooting concepts. Effective training must also focus on hands-on skill development with real industrial components.

Amatrol’s Solar PV Troubleshooting Learning System features a wide variety of industry-standard solar PV equipment to teach relevant hands-on skills. For example, the 950-SPT1 includes a mobile workstation with a combiner box, MPPT charge controller, micro inverter, grid interactive inverter, programmer, and communications gateway and hub.

For a complete solar PV troubleshooting training experience, the required Solar PV Array Station (95-SPA1) adds multiple solar panels to enable students and workers to duplicate realistic situations with both series and parallel connections. The mobile array station allows instructors to take advantage of sunny days without having to move the entire trainer. It is also equipped with a sun simulator to enable indoor use.

Multimedia Curriculum Available

Amatrol’s interactive multimedia eLearning curriculum teaches solar PV troubleshooting 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 PV module operation and performance, solar batteries, and PV array characteristics.

From there, they steadily advance to more complex concepts and skills, including charge controller configuration and operation; grid-connected PV systems; battery backups; and system- and component-level troubleshooting.

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 troubleshoot the most common solar PV systems, including AC, DC, and grid-connected systems.

Expand Your Solar Training | Training Systems

Amatrol’s Solar and Wind hardware simulators, supported by interactive multimedia, provide the opportunity to gain industry-vetted skills in the classroom.

Solar and Wind Technicians require specialized training to ensure that installed systems operation to their optimal levels. While these systems are similar to others that include electrical and fluid components, their installation, set up, maintenance, and troubleshooting procedures are unique and proper training is essential.