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TT049 - Grid-Tie Solar Electric System Design and Modelling


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Available Anywhere


(Feb 05, 2018 to Feb 28, 2018) 6:00 PM-9:00 PM Monday - LIVE ONLINE and MOODLE; Wednesday - LIVE ONLINE and MOODLE; (Mountain Time Zone) - Excluding Feb 19, 2018

Delivery Method

NLC Live Online


Total: $565.95
Tuition: $499.00
Materials: $40.00
GST: $26.95


Eric Smiley

Mr. Smiley is the principal of Reid Wylde Engineering Ltd. on Vancouver Island, a renewable energy engineering company, and a member of Viridian Energy Co-operative, a renewable energy workers' co-operative. His academic experience includes coordinating the Green Building and Renewable Energy Technology Diploma Program at Vancouver Island University, instructing in the Alternative Energy Technology Program at NAIT and leading applied research projects in renewable energy at the BCIT Technology Center. Mr. Smiley holds a Master's Degree in energy system modelling and is a Field Safety Representative for Solar Photovoltaic in BC. He is registered as an Electrical Engineer in the Provinces of BC and Alberta and has over 20 years of experience in residential and small commercial renewable energy system design and installation. Mr. Smiley continues to teach renewable energy and engineering courses for various organizations.

Available Anywhere: Feb 05, 2018 - Feb 28, 2018

This course will develop the skills needed to design and model solar electric systems for both residential and commercial installations. Using RETScreen and System Advisor Model software, you will be able to construct feasibility reports and showcase performance of proposed systems and installations.

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Withdrawals and Refunds

Certificate Program Courses:  Your registration will be fully refunded when notice of withdrawal is given seven (7) days before the course start date.  Less than seven (7) days before the course start date, no refund will be issued.  When you are unable to attend your course, you may arrange for someone to take your place by contacting Continuing Education & Corporate Training at or 780-849-8623.


Northern Lakes College reserves the right to re-schedule or cancel a course that lacks sufficient registrations to provide a satisfactory learning atmosphere. In this event your registration fee will be refunded in full or applied to the re-scheduled course.

Fee payment

Fees are due at the time of registration. Northern Lakes College accepts cash, cheque, money order, debit, VISA, MasterCard, American Express. Invoicing to a company requires a Purchase Order (PO).


This course is delivered LIVE Online using Blackboard Collaborate for classes and using Moodle for student assignments, resources, quizzes/exams and more.

To learn more about Blackboard Collaborate and to experience using Blackboard Collaborate check out this guide:

To learn more about Moodle and to experience using Moodle check out this guide:

What you need:
• High speed internet
• Computer, laptop, tablet
• Speakers & microphone, preferably a headset. If you don't have a microphone you can still use the chat function to ask questions/make comments.
More information about NLC LIVE Online:
• All NLC LIVE Online Courses are on Mountain Time Zone (Canada).
• Most courses are recorded and the recordings are made available to participants after the course
• Course attendance verification or course certification is only granted for those who participate as individuals LIVE Online. If you take a course with a group OR you miss the class and view the recording, attendance verification and/or certification will not be granted (MMP modules are an exception for recordings, contact Continuing Education & Corporate Training for more information.)