IREC’s Photovoltaic Online Training Course for Code Officials is an interactive online experience code officials who conduct reviews and inspections of residential PV systems for code compliance and is available FREE OF CHARGE for a limited time.
The course includes references to the 2008, 2011 and 2014 versions of the National Electric Code (NEC) and a lesson covering the 2012 International Fire Code, with building and fire safety codes related to residential PV systems.
CEUs are available from the International Association of Electrical Inspectors, International Code Council and North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners. Visit PV Online Training.
COMING IN 2018: PVOT Revamp!
Martha’s Vineyard is a beautiful backdrop – for a vacation or for filming an inspection of a PV system. Last month, Joe Sarubbi, IREC technical education, training and workforce development specialist, was onsite with electrical inspector, IAEI educator, and “film star” Jim Rogers. The two were shooting new training footage that will revamp IREC’s renowned PV Online Training (PVOT) course.
This inspection of a residential microinverter system is one of four videos that represent different system types in several areas of the country. Fullers Energy installed the rooftop system featured in this video. They are also known for their installation of large dual axis tracker systems with salt water storage. The new, more engaging PVOT, designed to meet the needs of a diverse audience of new and experienced code officials, will feature cutting edge video and more interactive sessions.
“We are aiming for a “This Old House” feel where the viewer can learn along side Joe, as our experienced inspector guides us through the finer points of an inspection,” says Kristen Ferguson, IREC’s associate director of training.
Stay tuned for details about the other system types to be featured in video shoots in North Carolina, Illinois, and California. While the new PVOT will be released in early 2018, you can still access the current PVOT site and course materials.