Best Practices for O&M of Photovoltaic and Energy Storage Systems: 5 PDH


In this course the student will understand how to reduce the cost and improve the effectiveness of operations and maintenance (O&M) for photovoltaic (PV) systems and combined PV and energy storage systems. The course follows the guide: Best Practices for O&M of Photovoltaic and Energy Storage Systems 3rd edition, published by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory.Instructor: Juan Pesante, PE


This course teaches the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • Understand standards of O&M of Photovoltaic and Energy Storage Systems
  • Discuss prerequisites for a successful O&M program
  • Understand dependencies on PV system type, site, and environmental conditions
  • Explain system performance and O&M plans
  • Discuss system monitoring and O&M implementation strategies
  • Discuss estimating PV O&M costs
  • Understand PV O&M cost survey information and trends


You will be able to immediately print a certificate of completion after passing a 20 question multiple-choice quiz. The quiz can be retaken unlimited times until a passing grade of 70% or better is earned. This course satisfies five (5) hours of professional development (PDH).

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