Solar Site Analysis Main


Referenced Equipment:

  • Solar Site Analysis Learning System (95-SA1)

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Solar Site Analysis eLearning | Siting a Solar Array Training

eLearning Course: M20017

Amatrol’s Solar Site Analysis eLearning course provides detailed information on properly siting a solar array. The in-depth, interactive curriculum covers real-world topics learners will experience in the field, including site assessment, the permit process, array site evaluation, component location on the site, and overall site layout.

Learning Topics

  • Preliminary Site Assessments
  • Codes and Permits
  • Licensing
  • Array Locations
  • Shading Analysis
  • PV Component Locations
  • Solar Thermal Component Locations
  • Site Layouts

What are the Steps for a Preliminary Site Assessment?

A preliminary site assessment is the process of examining a proposed location for a solar energy system (solar thermal or PV) for feasibility and cost. During this assessment, the system designer, installer, and customer discuss possible locations for the solar energy system equipment, taking into account access to sunlight, climate, building codes, budget, and other details. A preliminary site assessment helps avoid potential problems in design and installation.

There are five steps to perform a preliminary site assessment:

  1. Determine Customer Needs
  2. Determine Access to the Sun
  3. Evaluate Environmental Conditions
  4. Determine Local Codes
  5. Interconnection Agreement

Solar Site Analysis eLearning Features Engaging Multimedia

Amatrol’s extensive, thorough multimedia covers green energy themes such as solar site analysis. Interactive screens paired with instructive graphics teach an array of solar site analysis topics from site assessment and permitting to site layout. With the optional hardware, learners can then apply this theoretical knowledge to immediate hands-on skills. For example, learners study the guidelines for component locations and then on their own identify suitable locations for solar thermal components for applied practice. This combination of theory and practice ingrains concepts in a learner’s mind and makes more advanced topics easier to comprehend. (References 95-SA1)

Green Energy Technology | Solar & Wind eLearning Courses

Amatrol’s Green Energy Technology eLearning courses cover two concepts: Solar Technology and Wind Turbine Technology. The curriculum 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 solar thermal and wind turbine concepts and installation.