Gridworks: 5 Day Advanced Solar PV Design & Installation Course

  • October 23, 2017 at 8:30am – October 28, 2017 at 8:30am
  • Gridworks Solar Energy Training Centre
    9756 54 Ave
    Edmonton, AB T6E 0A9
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  • $1,495.00 CAD
  • Randall Benson

    780 868 6952


Join Randall Benson from Gridworks Energy Group for the 5 day 'Advanced Solar PV Design & Installation Course for Grid Connected Systems'.

With over 15 years experience in the solar industry, Randal Benson (Master Electrician) has personally trained over 900 electricians in Alberta alone. Gridworks Energy Group is Western Canada's only CSA certified Solar PV trainer for the Solar PV certification exam, with many of its students progressing to career in the solar industry off the back of this course.

'The Solar Patch' is tipped to be the next big boom industry in Alberta and offers a unique opportunity for skilled tradespeople to diversify their skill set into an emerging economy.

The object of the 5 day PV design course is to provide knowledge, experience and insight in to the solar PV industry, and to provide students the tools and skills needed to design & install grid-connected PV systems. This hands on course will teach students about the Canadian Electrical Code and how it applies to solar PV, the healthy & safety implication on the work site and the theory behind solar PV systems. This practical course will allow students to add 'Design & Installation of Grid-Connected Solar PV Systems' to their resume and begin a flourishing new career in the renewable energy industry.

Spaces are limited so enroll now to reserve you place!

Fee: $1495.00 CAD

Payment can be made via PayPal or by contacting Gridworks directly for more options.


Additional Information

Participants can apply for Canada-Alberta Job Grants (CAJG) to help cover up to two-thirds of the course fees. To find out more information please visit here.


**This course is signatory to CSA's Certificaton: Construction Electrician (NOC 7241) Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Systems Certified (SPVC) Certification exam

Anyone who is not a Certified JM Electrician or Registered Electrical Apprentice will have to sign a 'Acknowledgment and Release Waiver' stating that this training will not qualify you to design or install solar photovoltaic (PV) systems, and that you will not be a certified solar PV installer as a result of completing the Course. Further, you understand and acknowledge that the installation, alteration, repair, inspection, verification, commissioning, maintenance and operation of electrical systems, including solar PV systems, must be performed by a certified electrician.**

Full Disclosure: Randall Benson, the owner of Gridworks Energy and course trainer used to sit on the Board of Directors at Iron & Earth during 2016. He know sits on the board of advisors.


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