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Installation of Photovoltaic Systems REES 6030

Renewable Energy Electrical Systems Course

International Fees

International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.

Course details

​This course covers the principles of photovoltaic electrical energy production, emphasizing system design, installation, maintenance, and troubleshooting for solar photovoltaic power systems. Through hands-on experiences, students will become proficient in various aspects of real-time PV production systems such as Schneider conventional string inverters, Sol-Ark hybrid inverters, Enphase micro-inverters, and SolarEdge DC optimizer systems. Practical lab sessions will take place at the BCIT Burnaby campus Electrical Training Centre, building SE1, providing students opportunities to install Photovoltaic systems in strict accordance with Canadian Electrical Code requirements, manufacturer specifications, and supply authority protocols. Students will also have the chance to explore BCIT Microgrid - OASIS project and learn to estimate energy production, review site-specific documents, and create implementation strategies for grid-tie and off-grid photovoltaic systems. Safety risk management will be covered as well.​


  • ACIM 5030 and ACIM 5040
  • Interprovincial Red Seal qualified electrician or SkilledTradesBC registered electrical apprentices or Electrical engineering practitioner with Technical Safety BC Field Safety Representative (FSR) Class A or B



Domestic fees


Course offerings

Winter 2024

Below is one offering of REES 6030 for the Winter 2024 term.

CRN 91683


Sat Mar 16 - Sat Apr 27 (6 weeks)

  • 6 weeks
  • CRN 91683
  • Domestic fees $1110.49
    International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees.
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Mar 16 - Apr 27 Sat 07:30 - 15:30 Burnaby SE01


Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.

Domestic fees


Important information
  1. Departmental approval needed
  2. International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.
  3. Please email for Departmental approval. Include your Student number (A0#) and Course number (REES 6030). A Red Seal Electrician Certificate Number, or SkilledTradesBC Trade Worker ID, or Technical Safety BC Electrical Certificate Number, or EGBC Engineers Licence Number also require.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • ​Apply solar photovoltaic systems safety principles and practices including controlling for identified risks.
  • Develop solar photovoltaic pre-installation on-site implementation strategy.
  • Design solar photovoltaic systems.
  • Install solar photovoltaic systems.
  • Troubleshoot and maintain solar photovoltaic systems.

Effective as of Winter 2024

Related Programs

Installation of Photovoltaic Systems (REES 6030) is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Construction and the Environment

  1. Renewable Energy Electrical Systems Installation & Maintenance
    Advanced Certificate Part-time


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