Please see below for details and contact information if you have questions about future training.

Zion PV array

Put the skills learned in Introduction to Photovoltaics to work at Zion National Park, November 5-9.  Classroom topics will delve more into the site analysis and design of PV systems. Project will involve moving an existing rooftop PV system to a more open site.



  • Know how to remedy the safety issues surrounding photovoltaic systems
  • Review of electrical and photovoltaic principals and application of those principals
  • Understand how to analyze a site and design an appropriate PV System for that area
  • Understand the differences between independent systems and grid-tied systems
  • Diagnostics/trouble shooting and repair

Follow this link to DOILearn .  Or search for the terms Advanced Photovoltaic.  Submit a Request to enroll in the course.  Select NPS-2012-1105-ZION.   Ensure your supervisor is aware of your request and approves it through DOILearn.


  • Pre-Requisites: “Introduction to PV” class or completion of the online version occurring 10/1-10/15 through Coconino Community College and “Fall Protection Training”.
  • Class will be moving a 12 panel system from the shaded VC roof to a ground-mount in order to increase output.
  • There are 24 slots available for this training.
  • The course is intensive and requires evening study and preparation.
  • Lodging will be at the Zion dormitory, which has 15 bedrooms, a communal living room area and kitchen equipped with pots, pans, dishes and silverware and shared bathrooms.
  • Learning and Development is offering travel scholarships.  After enrolling in the class, email sarah_polzin@nps.gov for a scholarship form.  Scholarship application deadline is Sept 28.
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