PV202 Solar PV Design

Become a designer of residential solar electric systems.

With this PV Design training, you’ll become more familiar with the steps and considerations that must happen before and during a solar installation project. This includes addressing customer expectations, paperwork and approvals, location options, code compliance, and project site assessment.

  20 HOURS
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Prepare for Successful Solar PV Projects

This solar system design class provides the knowledge-based skills that are used in the pre-installation phase. It’s important to align a solar PV system’s design with the customer’s needs from the start.

Upskill Quickly

Build on your solar fundamentals knowledge by learning about solar PV system design principles. Regardless of your experience level, you'll benefit from this technical course. You'll walk away from this training with real skills that you can immediately apply to your solar job!

Improve Your Knowledge

Solar system design is largely about coordinating with a client, local code officials, and other stakeholders in the solar installation process. Depending on whether your client wants to lower his/her energy bills, help the planet, or simply have backup power, these considerations may impact how you arrange the system components. Learn the key behaviors that will ensure your success as a solar system designer!

Gain Credibility

This Solar Design class covers the concepts presented in the NABCEP PV Design Specialist job task analysis. To fully qualify for this certification, please visit our NABCEP PV Design Specialist bundle program.

"The Everblue team is amazing! From instructors and representatives through management, I have really felt welcome and your team always responded promptly to any inquires I may have had. Your program is marvelous; I have learned a lot."

- Donovan White


How to Get Started

Become a Solar PV Designer in three easy steps!
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1. Take Our Course

Our self-paced online program consists of several short video presentations. Simply follow along on your computer.
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2. Review Course Resources

To help reinforce course concepts, we've included reference documents and case studies that will help you further understand the material and see how technical concepts have been put into practice on real solar projects.
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3. Pass the Post-Course Assessment

In order to receive your certificate of completion from Everblue, you will need to pass our post-course assessment that's included at the end of the training.

Get 6 Months Access

The Solar PV Design class is available 100% online and features video presentations, practice questions, PDFs, and useful links to additional online content. Students should complete modules in the order that they appear to get the most out of the program.

What You'll Learn

  • Customer Expectations
  • Project Criteria
  • Project Site
  • Mechanical Design
  • Electrical Design
  • System Monitoring
  • Project Documentation
  • Permits and Approvals
  • System Design

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PV202 Solar PV Design Training



Program Highlights
Start Now & Access Self-Guided Content
Log In & Participate Any Time 24/7
Watch from a PC, Mac, or Mobile Device
20 Hours of Online Solar PV Design Training
Includes Downloadable Printed Resources
Includes Online Practice Questions
Access to Course Materials for 6 Months
Everblue Certificate of Completion

"There is no way I could have wrapped my head around this material without your incredible preparation. I appreciate all the work that went into your materials, class, and practice exams. All the best!"

- Annie Kavanagh


Quick Answers to Your Solar Design Course Questions

Are there any prerequisites?

We recommend that students start with our PV101 Solar PV Associate course because that’s where you’ll learn the basics of solar energy, electricity, and safety.

Who is this class intended for?

This course is ideal for architectural designers, electricians, journeymen, and anyone interested in pivoting their career in the direction of solar PV system design.

Does this course cover CAD design software?

No, we do not recommend or instruct based on a specific software. This course is more about the physical considerations and electrical principles that impact the configuration of a solar PV system.

Is this course open to international candidates?

Yes, since the course is offered online (self-paced), it is accessible from anywhere with a secure Internet connection.