Austin has an aggressive solar energy rebate program ($4.50 per professionally-installed watt), and here’s an opportunity to learn the in’s and out’s of grid-tie system design:

Grid-Interactive System Design and Installation (part 1&2)

Cost: $80
Saturday, September 6th – 10am to 4pm

This 6 hour workshop, lead by expert installer and NABCEP certified instructor Roy Dyngen of Outback Power Systems, will provide a detailed overview of grid-interactive solar systems. Grid-interactive systems can be grid-tied or off-grid, incorporating battery back-up as an integrated part of the system design. This course will provide detailed instruction and hands-on training in the following areas:
Inverter Circuit Board Replacement
Inverter 101, System Types
Product Offering
Mate Programming Overview
Battery Charging Basics
System Sizing Basics
Stacking Configuration and Programming
Charge Controller Array Sizing
Inverter Circuit Board Replacement
FLEXware 500 System Build
Don’t miss this great career-building opportunity to learn the latest from solar industry experts and leading manufacturers. If you are looking for hands-on training with Outback equipment and an opportunity to learn directly from Outback’s pros, this course is for you.

More details and registration here.

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