Renewable Energy-Advanced PV

Advanced Photovoltaic Design and Installation

This training program builds upon the core concepts from PV 101 and emphasizes grid-direct systems. The course focuses significantly on the National Electrical Code (NEC), including grid interface calculations, grounding considerations, and advanced component specification. Students will learn to evaluate system performance under various operating conditions. Commercial system design elements, such as inter-row shading, inverter selection, and data monitoring solutions will also be covered. This course combines class lectures with individual problem solving exercises covering common design considerations. Certification: Preparation for North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) PV Installer Certification.

Instructor Bio: Lyman Morikawa has been working with solar energy since the early 1990s.  He has experience in residential, commercial, industrial, and institutional power and lighting system design for power generation and distribution, motors and controls, renewable energy and solar photovoltaic systems. He has experience in electrical contracting, residential, industrial, and commercial maintenance including installation and repairs of motors and drives, power distribution equipment, raceway and wiring, and fire alarm and energy management systems. As the manager of Morikawa and Associates, LLC, Mr. Morikawa is involved with preparation of electrical design plans and specifications for custom residences and development projects, single and multi-family dwellings, commercial and office buildings, warehouses, medical facilities, churches, recreational facilities, and industrial plants.  His renewable solar energy project has ranged from 3 KW to 2.8 MW systems.  Lyman is a Licensed Professional Enginneer and holds a B.S. in electrical engineering and a MBA.

  • Certification: North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) Certification in Advanced PV
  • Hours: 40 non-credit hours
  • Dates: Fridays & Saturdays – October 12-13, 19-20, 26-27, 2012 – Cancelled
  • Times: 9:00am – 5:00pm
  • Location: Maui College, Laulima Building
  • Cost: $895

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