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This program has been specifically written for engineers or other building professionals to learn the fundamentals of solar electric design, with an emphasis on rooftop solar. You will learn site analysis, material selection, budgets, and pro tips. Pay careful attention and you will learn the steps needed to generate project permit documentation, specialty material lists including supply chain navigation, and even which general items might be bought at a local electrical supply store.
PVWatts solar performance estimation and detail
Module fundaments as related to product warranty
Remote site analysis techniques using Google Earth imagery
Equipment selection overview including specification sheet details
Roofing structural and fire code
Different rooftop and ground mounting approaches
Supply chain discussion as related to the design process
Compare and contrast different styles of inverters and racking
Specialty balance-of-system material items
Residential project budgets
Simple payback including tax credit and depreciation details