North America Smart Energy Week


September 11-14, 2023
The Venetian Convention and Expo Center Las Vegas, NV

Installer Pathway

Making Solar & Storage Work

SPI, ESI, and Smart Energy Week is now RE+! Join your peers this year for additional installer resources and training.

Installers are a vital component to the solar and storage industry. Including the Installer Training Theater sponsored by LONGi and training workshops from Solar Energy International (SEI), this RE+ Pathway will help installers address and cope with the challenges faced by the market, connect with other installers in the industry and receive quality, comprehensive technical training and NABCEP credit from certified instructors.

Installer Training Theater

sponsored by

Exhibiting Companies

LONGi Solar | Greentech Renewables | JinkoSolar US |
Jigawatt | 60Hertz Energy | BuildRE, LLC | Tigo Energy | FranklinWH Energy Storage | SMA America | PanelClaw

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Installer Training with SEI (additional tickets required)

Solar Energy International (SEI)’s mission is to provide industry-leading technical training and expertise in renewable energy to empower people, communities, and businesses worldwide.

Price for each workshop below: $425 SEIA & SEPA Members / $500 Non-members, NABCEP: Each SEI course is approved for 6.5 NABCEP CE hours.


Megawatt-Scale PV: Design Considerations and Case Studies

This advanced course provides an in-depth look into the design process and considerations for grid-connected megawatt-scale PV systems, with an emphasis on ground-mounted systems. The first half of the course will discuss the design process from pre-project planning to best practices in installation, quality control, and commissioning. The second half of the course will use project case studies to highlight design considerations and choices for a variety of system configurations. This course will be taught by instructors with real project experience in developing, designing, installing, and commissioning megawatt-scale PV systems, so come take advantage!

PV System Operations and Maintenance (O&M) (Additional Ticket Required)

As the solar PV industry grows and existing systems continue to age, the operations and maintenance (O&M) of PV systems has become a field unto itself. This course is for the field technician who will perform O&M duties, and for those in operations or asset management who want to know the nitty gritty details of keeping a PV system at peak performance. You will become familiar with a range of O&M tasks, including inspections and preventive maintenance, performance analysis, and troubleshooting. We will discuss advanced analytical tools, meters, and techniques such as insulation resistance testers, I-V curve tracers, and infrared cameras. The course covers all sizes of grid-direct PV systems including residential, commercial, and large-scale systems, but will not cover battery maintenance or medium voltage-specific O&M tasks.