ENV 7200 - Introduction to Solar Photovoltaics


Convert Sunlight into Profits!

What: ENV 7200: Solar Photovoltaics for the New Clean Energy Economy

When: Friday evenings, Saturdays and Sundays all day, July 10-12 and 24-26, 2015

Where: Central Campus

Registration Fee: $820

For details: Call 704.330.6738

To register: Call 704.330.4223



Jobs in the solar power industry are currently increasing at unprecedented rates. Position yourself to be a part of the Clean Energy Workforce by learning the basic technology for solar photovoltaics energy systems. Central Piedmont Community College’s Center for Sustainability invites you to become NABCEP certified at the entry level in solar photovoltaics knowledge. This course equips participants to successfully pass the NABCEP Entry Level Exam for solar photovoltaics installation.

Intended for individuals who understand the basics of electricity and electric generation, this class will focus on detailed functionality of photovoltaic (PV) system components needed for systems that are supplemental, off-grid and grid connected systems. Students will be able to design and size these systems, and see what is involved with interconnection to the utility.

The course includes the cost for taking the NABCEP Entry Level Exam for solar photovoltaic systems, a comprehensive text on solar photovoltaics systems and printed presentation pages for taking notes during the course.  The course will include hands on demonstrations of equipment for assessing and designing solar PV systems as well as in-class work. The NABCEP Entry Level Exam will be given at the end of the course.

About the Instructor:

Jesus Gonzalez, CEM, PEM, LEED AP, PE
Jesus is a full time instructor at CPCC focused on the renewable energy and engineering technology courses. He has been teaching about renewable energy for 4 years.  Previous to his teaching career, Jesus had his own business performing as a project manager for mechanical and electrical engineering projects . He has also worked with several businesses as a project manager.  He has a B.S. degree in industrial engineering and an M.B.A. He is certified as a certified energy manager (CEM), professional energy manager (PEM), LEED AP, and licensed professional engineer.