Hands-on in the Field
Our PowerworX training is led by a cross functional team that talks about fundamentals and finer points of design and installation of our unique solar tracker technology. At our PowerworX Academy we don’t just talk about our innovative products and their latest iteration in theory, we are all about hands-on experience. Just a few steps from your classroom you’ll find our outdoor facility where we are going to put you to work. Drop your pencil and grab our specialty tools so that you get a feel for how they handle. We’ll make sure to teach you all the tricks to put you in the position to do your best work out in the field. After all, the devil is in the details.
“Coming to NEXTracker and participating in a hands-on demonstration at their facility is terrific; they have a great venue where attendees can master field installation of their advanced trackers. That’s what really sets PowerworX Academy apart,” says Brad Wilson, Project Manager at Moss Solar.
See below for our PowerworX Academy schedule for 2017. Make sure to reserve your spot today because space is limited!
PowerworX Schedule 2017 (click on date to register for PowerworX session)
|PowerworX Session dates|
|Friday, October 27, 2017|
|Wednesday, December 6, 2017|
|Friday, February 2, 2018|
|Friday, April 6, 2018|
|Friday, June 1, 2018|
|Friday, August 3, 2018|
|Friday, October 5, 2018|
|Friday, December 7, 2018|
You will spend the majority of your time at the PowerworX Academy out in the field. This is what a typical curriculum looks like:
Because we’re working in small groups of four to five trainees, you will have plenty of time to get all your questions answered.
The first NEXTracker PowerworX Academy took place in November 2015 in Fremont, CA. Twenty-eight solar professionals from industry-leading companies, including AMEC Foster Wheeler, Blue Oak Energy, Sol-Tek Solar, and Moss and Associates, participated. Many of them had no previous experience with solar trackers and learned first-hand how simple and straightforward NEXTracker’s products are to install. Those trainees familiar with tracker installation appreciated NEXTracker’s ongoing innovations and gained a better understanding of the company’s products, services, and support features.
You are not only in for a great educational and personal experience; you’ll also get proper credit. The North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) has approved our PowerworX training so that you can earn points towards your next NABCEP degree, one of the most conveyed certifications in the solar industry. Each PowerworX training session attendee receives a certificate for seven NABCEP solar professional development credits.
If you are a customer and would like to arrange for a private O&M training in our Center for Solar Excellence, we will customize a training that is just right for you and your installation or O&M crew. In this exclusive O&M training, we cover topics such as: Installation, Commissioning best practices, SPC firmware, NCU firmware, torque tube inspections among other key topics aimed at helping you and your crews learn optimum installation techniques of the NX Horizon system. For more information, email: OandM@NEXTracker.com.
“We’re pleased to be able to recognize the PowerworX training program for NABCEP Continuing Education Credits. With this program, NEXTracker is meeting a need in the industry for technical training for PV professionals on the design and installation of solar tracking systems.”
Or call us today to customize an O&M training for you and your installation team.