Solar Education Opportunities
PG&E Solar and Customer Generation - CSI PO Box 7433
San Francisco, CA 94120
PG&E offers a wide range of solar training opportunities for different audiences and education levels, both online and in the classroom. Whether solar energy is new to you or you are an experienced solar professional, please join us at one of our upcoming solar classes.
A brief description of our popular solar class offerings are listed below, along with the slide presentations used during the class. For a complete list of classes, please use our solar classes search form to find the best course for you.
In addition to what's listed here, we are working hard to identify new solar classes and subjects that are of interest to our customers, so please check often for our most recent additions. If you would like to provide a suggestion on a topic for a new solar class, contact us a firstname.lastname@example.org.
Note: Please reference the date when reviewing materials - the information is subject to change and as a result, may be outdated.
In-Person Classes and Workshops
Solar Electric Systems
Solar Power Basics
Overview for residential customers interested in learning the fundamentals of solar power for small grid-tied systems.
Slides: Solar Power Basics (August 2012) (PDF, 1.3 MB)
Please find both the two-hour class as well as a truncated, 30 minute version on video.
Basics of Photovoltaic (PV) Systems for Grid-Tied Applications
Introduction to PV systems basics and overview of technical, economic and project evaluation of grid-connected PV projects.
Slides: Basic of PV Grid-Tied (August 2012) (PDF, 6.9 MB)
Photovoltaic (PV) Site Analysis and System Sizing
An intermediate class for anyone interested in understanding the specific issues associated with PV site analysis and system sizing.