Photovoltaics/Certificatio 031216

 (Dec. 2003) The North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) completes its first Photovoltaic (PV) Installed Certification Exam for nearly 100 first time candidates.  The content of the test covered: questions on NEC, array mounting, structural issues, system commissioning, worker safety, grid tied, off grid, generator based, DC only, water pumping, site analysis, shading issues, battery issues, ground mount, pole mount, roof mount, ground fault issues, grounding issues, and the uniqueness of photovoltaic systems.  

The next round of applications are due January 2004 and the next exam will be on April 17, 2004.  Check the website ( for assistance in preparing for the exam.