Solar PV Field Inspection Basics - Series

Join experienced inspectors Jim, Bob, Rebekah, and Pete as they show us how to make PV inspections efficient and effective. Preview the training in the one-minute video on the bottom of the home page. This series includes the inspection of five different systems:

  1. Microinverter system in Massachusetts
  2. DC-DC converter system in Illinois
  3. Roof top system with storage system in Califormia
  4. Ground mounted AC-coupled system with energy storage in North Carolina
  5. 300 kW Commercial carport system in California
  • PV Field Inspection 1 - Microinverter System

    Contains 4 Component(s), 1.00 credit offered

    Follow seasoned wiring inspector, Jim Rogers, as he provides tips for the efficient inspection of a microinverter system.

    If your inspections include systems with microinverters, check out this interactive video. Jim Rogers walks you through the finer points of the inspection of a microinverter system in Massachusetts. Answer questions throughout the videos for more instruction. Then check your knowledge with a brief review at the end. Certificate of Completion for 1 hour of coursework.

  • PV Field Inspection 3 - Lithium-Ion Energy Storage System

    Contains 4 Component(s), 1.00 credit offered

    Field inspection tips for the inspection of a residential rooftop system with a string inverter and Tesla Powerwall energy storage system.

    Energy storage systems are becoming common. Learn from Chief Electrical Inspector, Pete Jackson, the ins and outs of a string inverter system with a Tesla PowerWall in Bakersfield, California.   Answer questions throughout the videos for more instruction. Then check your knowledge with a brief review at the end. Certificate of Completion for 1 hour of coursework.

  • PV Field Inspection 4 - Ground Mounted AC-Coupled System with Energy Storage

    Contains 4 Component(s), 1.00 credit offered

    Follow Rebekah Hren on an inspection of an ground mounted, AC-coupled system with sealed batteries.

    Rebekah Hren hosts Joe Sarubbi on an inspection in Liberty, North Carolina. Energy storage systems are becoming more common. This pole-mounted array is an AC-coupled system with both a PV-system inverter and a multi-mode inverter along with sealed AGM batteries.  Answer questions throughout the videos for more instruction. Then check your knowledge with a brief review at the end. Certificate of Completion for 1 hour of coursework.

  • PV Field Inspection 5 - Commercial Carport System

    Contains 4 Component(s), 1.00 credit offered

    The inspection of a 300 kW commercial carport system in Bakersfield, CA

    Join Pete Jackson, the chief electrical inspector of Bakersfield, CA, as he explains how to inspect a commercial carport system, the most common commercial installations.  Answer questions throughout the videos for more instruction. Then check your knowledge with a brief review at the end. Certificate of Completion for 1 hour of coursework.

  • PV Field Inspection 2 - DC-DC Converter System

    Contains 4 Component(s), 1.00 credit offered

    Bob Hattier takes us through the inspection of a system in Illinois with two rooftop arrays and DC-DC converters.

    Many PV systems employ DC-DC converters to meet the rapid shutdown requirement. If you are new to either of these terms, join Bob Hattier for a detailed inspection in Midlothian, Illinois. Answer questions throughout the videos for more instruction. Then check your knowledge with a brief review at the end. Certificate of Completion for 1 hour of coursework.