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An Easy-to-Follow Study Guide for Advanced Solar Electric Certification Programs

UPDATED January 2019! This textbook is designed to prepare solar installers to take the ETA Level 2 certification exam or the NABCEP installer exam. It is the advanced level study guide that builds upon lessons learned in the introductory text, Installing Photovoltaics.

This study guide builds upon a foundation of knowledge in residential solar PV installation and expands into the field of commercial project installation and project management.

This text is designed to help prepare students who wish to sit for industry-accepted certification programs such as the ETA Level 2 PV Certification or the NABCEP PV Installer Certification Program.

Each chapter contains multiple choice review questions.

This 446-page textbook includes the following chapters: 

  • Introduction to Photovoltaics 
  • How the Grid Works
  • Determining the Customer’s Needs
  • Conducting a Site Survey 
  • Selecting the Components
  • Sizing the Array
  • Wiring the System
  • Energy Storage Systems
  • PV Mounting Systems
  • Managing the Project
  • Project Safety
  • Testing and Troubleshooting
  • Commissioning the System
  • Maintaining the System

also included… 

  • Chapter Objectives 
  • 204 Chapter Review Questions (with answer key)
  • 297 Illustrations and Tables 
  • Easy-to-Read narrative
  • Summary of Formulas
  • Listing of Acronyms
  • Highlighted and Indexed Terms
  • Updated with Changes from the 2017 NEC

446-page Textbook:  Price  $69.99 US * (for paper version) 

 * Plus shipping ($4.00 within USA).  A 7.25% sales tax will be added for Ohio residents.

For Instructors:  Classroom Power Points available that correspond to the text.  FREE Desk Copies available for review (simply contact us to discuss)

Detailed answer keys for practice problems,  dozens of practice scenarios with answer key. This text builds upon content of “Understanding Photovoltaics” – lab instruction and notes, classroom Power Points and lab kits are available for this text as well.  Updated annually.  Electronic versions available.