Solar technical training on NEC and installation best practices offered statewide

""Energy Trust and Oregon Solar Energy Industries Association (OSEIA) are working together to offer statewide training on 2017 NEC code and solar installation best practices customized for Oregon.

Training attendees will receive Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for the Construction Contractors Board, Oregon Building Codes Division and North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners. See the course descriptions and schedule below and register online to attend a class near you.

Solar PV Systems Based on the 2017 NEC (8 hours)
The 2017 edition of NFPA 70 National Electrical Code dramatically changes the practical safeguards for PV systems. It introduces more changes to Article 690, Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Systems, than any revision cycle since 1984, when the NEC first adopted Article 690.This course will review all of the critical requirements for the proper installation of PV systems by the NEC and will focus on significant changes made in the 2017 versions. Articles to be reviewed include 690 – PV Systems, 691 – Large-Scale PV Electric Power Production Facility (NEW), 705 – Interconnected Electrical Power Production Sources, 706 – Energy Storage Systems (NEW), 710 – Stand-alone Systems (NEW), 712 – DC Microgrids (NEW). The course is intended for: Oregon State Certified Electricians, Electrical Contractors, Electrical Inspectors, Building Officials, Engineers and Designers.

Courses will be offered in the following locations:
Eugene, OR, October 11, 2019
Portland, OR, November 15, 2019
Eastern Oregon, November 2019
Portland, OR, March 2020

Solar PV Systems Best Practices and Energy Trust Installation Requirements (4 hours)
This session provides participants with knowledge of the industry’s current best practices and Energy Trust of Oregon’s current installation requirements, to ensure consistent and uniform installations for Photovoltaic (PV) systems. The course will be focused on current products, safety practices and installation requirements. The course is intended for code electrical contractors, solar installers, building officials, engineers and designers who need to better understand current installation best practices and Energy Trust Installation requirements.

Courses will be offered in the following locations:
Bend, OR, October 4, 2019
Portland, OR, November 8, 2019
Medford, OR, March 12, 2020
Eugene, OR, March 13, 2020

For more information go to OSEIA’s Statewide Training Calendar.