C-46 Solar Contractor Easy Companion Guide is an online or downloadable study guide that brings together in one place the essential information needed to prepare you for the trade portion of the CA Contractors License Exams.
The technical review covers planning and estimating, solar collector installation, solar thermal installation, photovoltaic system installation, solar systems service and maintenance, and solar related safety.
Over 500 practice questions, multiple choice and true/false, in the guide break down the content of the exam by topic areas to help you schedule your review time to balance out strengths and weaknesses.
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Complete copies of the Resource and Background Material documents are included as an appendix to your study guide. The state exam will reference many of the diagrams, formulas and charts contained in these documents.
A Guide to Photovoltaic (PV) System Design and Installation, Consultant Report #500-01-020, California Energy Commission
SRCC Document OG-300, Solar Rating & Certification Corporation, Operating Guidelines and Minimum Standards for Certifying Solar Water Heating Systems, June 2008
Study Guide for Solar Water and Pool Heating System Installers, Version 1.1, June 2006, North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (www.nabcep.org)
Study Guide for Photovoltaic System Installers, Version 4.2, April 2009, North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (www.nabcep.org)
High-Performance Home Technologies: Solar Thermal and Photovoltaic Systems, US Department of Energy
Swimming Pool Solar Heating Systems Installation Manual for Aquatherm Industries Solar Collectors (used for illustration purposes only; use of this manual is not a recommendation or endorsement)
Photovoltaic Power Systems and the 2005 National Electrical Code: Suggested Practices, Jhn Wiles, Southwest Technology Development Institute, New Mexico State University, November 2008
Inspector Guidelines for PV Systems, Brooks Engineering, March 2006
Glossary of C46 Related Terms is an extensive review of solar contracting related terms and concepts