Solar Photovoltaic (PV) System Commissioning E-learning Course

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Estimated time requirement: 1 – 1.5 hours

Please note that it may take up to 24-48 hours to receive a response to this course.  

Course Description

Commissioning of a PV system is a critical step in ensuring that the system installation satisfies applicable safety requirements, that the quality of installation meets industry standards and that the overall performance of the system is consistent with design calculations and predicted performance. Those involved in procuring a PV system should have a clear understanding of what to look for in the commissioning process and in the commissioning report. The course material will include examples of test procedures and check lists that can be adapted for specific application by those involved in the commissioning process.

This initiative is made possible in part through the financial support of the Education and Capacity Building Program brought to you by Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO).

Toronto and Region Conservation is solely responsible for implementation of this initiative, and the OPA has no responsibility or liability whatsoever in the event that any person suffers any losses or damages of any kind as a result of the initiative.

The views expressed in this project are the views of Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) and do not necessarily reflect those of the IESO or the Province of Ontario.

Who Should Attend?

This free course is intended for anyone interested in learning about the various activities involved in the comprehensive commissioning of grid-tied PV systems.

Learning Objectives:

1. Discuss the elements of photovoltaic commissioning
2. Gain a better understanding of the documentation and materials that will be requested by the commissioning agent
3. Review what should be included in a commissioning report

Additional information:

IMPORTANT NOTE: Once you have successfully registered for the course you will be sent your course log-in information. Please allow for approximately 48 hour response time.

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This course qualifies for 1 continuing development hour (CDHs) for the Certified Inspector of Sediment and Erosion Control (CISEC) program

TRCA HST Registration number is 10808 8584 RT001

Please read the ‘Disclaimer, Release and Waiver’ carefully before registering for this course. By registering you agree to the terms and conditions set out below.

I agree to Terms and Conditions

DISCLAIMER, RELEASE AND WAIVER: The content of this program is provided for general information purposes only and does not constitute a professional opinion, training or advice. The intent of this program is to provide an overview of the commissioning procedures of a PV system generally. Commissioning procedures will vary from site to site depending on the size and scale of your PV system. This program is intended to provide general guidance in order to educate individuals regarding the commissioning of PV systems. All users are advised and encouraged to seek professional advice in connection with the specific needs of the user, and the program is not intended to replace the advice of a professional with regards to the commissioning of PV systems. The Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (“TRCA”) does not warrant or guarantee the accuracy or completeness of any information or advice contained in this program. No user of this program should act or refrain from acting on the basis of the information contained in this program without seeking the advice of a professional. TRCA accepts and has no responsibility or liability whatsoever for any loss, costs, expense, damages or liabilities suffered or incurred by anyone as a result of the program or any decision or action made on the basis of the program or any information or material presented in the program or referred to therein. User hereby releases TRCA from, and waives as against TRCA, any claims and demands a user may have arising from any such loss, costs, expense, damages or liabilities.