Power Technologies, Inc., a designer and manufacturer of advanced
power electronics for renewable energy, backup power and mobile
applications, today announced the OutBack Power Certificate Training
Program, a three-day class covering everything from solar photovoltaic
(PV) system fundamentals to system specification and sizing, design,
installation, testing and commissioning. Program participants will earn
continuing education credits from the North
American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) toward
that group's PV Installer Certification or Solar PV Recertification.
Following a sold-out OutBack Power Certificate Training Program session
in mid-April, the company is now accepting registration for the next
class, which will be held in Arlington, Wash. from May 20 to May 23,
2013. The following session at the Arlington facility is June 18-20, and
sessions are planned in Phoenix starting in July.
The training is open to any solar PV installation, design or sales
professional interested in expanding beyond grid-tied systems into
battery backup technologies, as well as electrical contractors who want
to add solar capabilities to their portfolios. Students will learn how
to assess customer energy needs, wire and progam systems, and
understand and work with system components, including inverter/chargers,
charge controllers, and networking and communication devices. The class
will also cover battery and storage basics, as well as best installation
and safety practices.
"Residential and commercial customers are tuned into the challenges
facing grid-tied power, including the disruptions that stem from natural
disasters and grid instability," said Mark Cerasuolo, senior marketing
manager of OutBack Power. "This training program - approved by the most
prominent professional certification group in the industry - gives
installers and contractors the know-how to meet customer economic and
security needs by designing new systems and upgrading existing ones with
flexible battery backup capability and smarter system technology, to
position them for a smart-grid future."
The OutBack Power Certificate Training Program is led by NABCEP
certified Solar PV installers Carol Weis and Brad Burkhartzmeyer of Sun's
Eye Solar Power, a solar energy and electrical contracting company.
The roster of instructors includes Jason Lerner of Waldron Power and
Light Company, who has been designing and installing off-grid solar
electric systems since 1994 and is an instructor with Solar
Energy International (SEI). The class includes 17 learning modules,
five learning labs, two hands-on practice sessions focused on system
sizing and field wiring, and a final project that ties all of the
session concepts together. Successful graduates earn 18 contact hours
toward the NABCEP PV Installer Certification or 12 hours toward the
NABCEP Solar PV Recertification. The training registration fee is $399
per student. To register, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
About OutBack Power Technologies
Power Technologies, a member of The Alpha Group, is the leading
designer and manufacturer of advanced power electronics for renewable
energy, backup power and mobile applications. With an emphasis on
product performance, OutBack has established itself as the product of
choice in harsh environmental conditions and applications where product
reliability is paramount. Whether the application is village microgrids
in Africa, rural electrification projects in Latin America, remote
off-grid cabins in Alaska or suburban homes in Southern California,
OutBack Power Technologies has set the bar for delivering advanced power
conversion electronics. For more information, please visit www.outbackpower.com.
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