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Intermediate Level
Approx. 13 hours to complete
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What you will learn

  • Articulate PV system building code essentials

  • Describe the site inspection process

  • Identify code and zoning rule considerations

  • Explain key design elements and points for inspection

Skills you will gain

Building CodesPermittingPV systemsSite inspection
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Intermediate Level
Approx. 13 hours to complete
English

Offered by

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University at Buffalo

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The State University of New York

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

3 hours to complete

Code and Inspection Requirements

3 hours to complete
3 videos (Total 18 min), 4 readings, 2 quizzes
3 videos
Codes for Commercial Roof Systems3m
Site Inspections9m
4 readings
Acknowledgements2m
International and United States Codes (Optional)40m
Code Adoption (Optional)20m
State-Level Code Amendments (Optional)20m
2 practice exercises
Code and Inspection Requirements Practice Quiz30m
Code and Inspection Requirements30m
Week
2

Week 2

3 hours to complete

Inspection Methods and the Permitting Process

3 hours to complete
4 videos (Total 18 min), 5 readings, 2 quizzes
4 videos
Permitting3m
Planning Documents2m
Streamlining the Permitting Process3m
5 readings
International Codes (Optional)40m
U.S. National Electrical Code (Optional)10m
Uniform Building Code Updates for New York State (Optional)10m
Unified Solar Permit (Optional)10m
Solar Foundation Solar APP (Optional)10m
2 practice exercises
Inspection Methods and the Permitting Process Practice Quiz20m
Inspection Methods and the Permitting Process30m
Week
3

Week 3

4 hours to complete

Inspection Considerations

4 hours to complete
4 videos (Total 20 min), 6 readings, 2 quizzes
4 videos
Load Considerations7m
What to Inspect3m
Electrical Code Inspection6m
6 readings
Code Inspection Resources (Optional)30m
Hazard Maps (Optional)20m
Snow Load Information (Optional)20m
Flashing (Optional)10m
Inspection Resources (Optional)30m
Disconnects and Rapid Shutdown (Optional)30m
2 practice exercises
Inspection Considerations Practice Quiz30m
Inspection Considerations30m
Week
4

Week 4

2 hours to complete

Labeling Requirements

2 hours to complete
2 videos (Total 13 min), 3 readings, 2 quizzes
2 videos
Labeling and Inspecting Large Systems4m
3 readings
PV System Labeling Resources (Optional)20m
Power Optimizers (Optional)20m
Bonding and Grounding PV Systems (Optional)10m
2 practice exercises
Labeling Requirements Practice Quiz30m
Labeling Requirements30m

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