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Solar PV Engineering and Installation

Preparation for the NABCEP PV Installation Professional Certification, 1st Edition

By Sean White


248 pages

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The NABCEP PV Installation Professional Exam is the gold standard certification exam for PV professionals and is famously difficult to pass. This book will provide test-taking strategy that can be used to most effectively study for and pass the exam. Code and theory is explained in the first half and will prove as useful background for the heart of the book which consists of practice exam questions and detailed explanations of the answers. It also contains essential strategy tools, short term memory tips and recommended reading which will be invaluable for anyone studying for the exam. The material in this book is not limited to those taking the exam as it will also be, more broadly, important for career progression and helping the reader to work safely with code compliant PV systems.


"Sean's book was instrumental to my passing the NABCEP exam. It really hit the nail on the head."Robert Wylie Hyde, Kaplan Clean Tech PV Instructor, NABCEP Certified PV Installation Professional

"I comfortably passed the NABCEP Exam and I couldn't have done it without Sean's book!"Tim Oyler, NABCEP Certified PV Installation Professional

Table of Contents

Preface 1. Memorize and Familiarize 2. The National Electric Code 3. NEC Article 690 Solar PV Systems 4. NEC Article 705 Interconnections 5. Safety, Strategy and Investing Your Time Wisely 6. PV Wire Sizing 7. Solar Trigonometry 8. Practice Exam, 70 Questions, 4 hours 9. Practice Exam Answers and Detailed Explanations 10. Bonus Practice Exam, 30 Questions and Detailed Explanations The End-Strategy

About the Author

Sean White is an experienced teacher, instructor and professional in Solar PV. He received the 2014 IREC 3i Award (Innovation. Ingenuity. Inspiration) in the category of Clean Energy Trainer of the Year and the 2011 Mike Holt Enterprises 1st place Instructor award, and was on the NABCEP PV Installation Professional Technical Committee..

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
NATURE / Ecology
SCIENCE / Environmental Science
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Power Resources / Alternative & Renewable