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Solar, wind, and geothermal energy are some of the fastest growing renewable energy resources worldwide. From grid-tied and off-grid, to hybrid and backup systems, critical infrastructure must be maintained for reliability and efficiency. If you’re looking for new tools and skills to expand your practice, these resources will be your go-to for the basics, case studies, expert tips, refreshers, new innovations, and more.Check out Fluke recommended tools for the solar energy industry.

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Solar Energy Technician

Solar installer jobs are in high demand. Learn how to become a solar panel PV installer or solar energy technician and join the growing renewable energy industry.

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Getting Accurate Data in Distributed Energy PV and Microgrids

How to use data to prove the value of PV and microgrids in order to provide a safer, cheaper, more secure and more reliable distributed energy electric power system.

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DC injection the new source of trouble

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3 steps to commissioning a photovoltaic system for maximum performance

Solar energy expert guidance on how to design and commission a photovoltaic system for maximum performance including longevity of equipment, safety and ROI.

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Renewable energy: Maintenance and health of battery storage systems

Importance of investing in battery storage systems health and maintenance.

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Why use a CAT III rated meter in solar PV installations?

One essential tool for installing, monitoring, and testing photovoltaic systems is the Fluke 393 FC solar clamp meter – rated CAT III 1500 V/CAT IV 600 V for CAT III environments including solar installations.

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How to safely open non-load break rated disconnects in PV systems

Learn about solar PV non-load break disconnect requirements designed to not interrupt current.

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Troubleshooting photovoltaic systems: Three typical problems

With the push to energy independence and renewable energy sources, HVAC technicians need to know how to troubleshoot photovoltaic systems

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Solar panel safety: lockout / tagout for solar power systems

How to LOTO a PV system. Guidance for electrical safety in solar power plants, PV installation and solar panel safety considerations.

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The hidden hazards of ground faults in PV systems

Why DC ground faults in PV systems are hidden hazards you need to detect before it’s too late. Find the blind spots in PV systems. Solar ground fault troubleshooting.

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Top 3 solar PV safety hazards and how to avoid them

Avoid these top 3 solar hazards and learn how to work safer when maintaining PV systems. You need to know the control measures to take and how to plan for a safe work environment.

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Targeting Safety in Photovoltaic System Installation and Maintenance

Late on a Sunday afternoon the Kern County Fire Department responded to a call at a store on Rosedale Highway in Bakersfield, California. Crews found that a row of solar panels on the roof had caught fire. Some of the panels were still live when the crew arrived, so the fire crew had to take extra precautions until electrical power could be disconnected.

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Fluke Tools + Future of Wind Power and Solar Energy

Watch this video to how Fluke tools are supporting the future of solar energy, wind power and renewable energy.

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Inside a Wind Energy Tower Tech Community

As the wind energy industry evolves, so does the wind technician community. Learn how a unique wind tech community shares troubleshooting and solutions online.

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Global wind energy growth driving demand for wind turbine technicians

As wind turbine technician jobs are growing, and new wind tech schools are popping up to provide training. Fluke has the tools to help wind turbine technicians troubleshoot wind energy problems.

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How a solar rooftop contractor ensures quality panel installations every time

Using Fluke’s 376 True RMS Clamp Meter, a rooftop solar contractor saves time and ensures quality panel installation by testing throughout the installation process.

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What new California solar law means for workers

As California approaches a state-wide mandate to add solar to all new residential construction, the skilled labor gap and solar installation expertise will be top of mind.

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Photovoltaic installation standards and certification

The North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) offers certifications and certificate programs geared toward renewable energy professionals throughout North America, including a certification program for solar electric installers.

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Energy auditing and weatherization with thermal imagers

The first step in evaluating a building's energy use involves an energy audit. This consists of various home performance tests which identify opportunities to reduce energy use. Once the audit is complete, various weatherization techniques are performed to improve the energy efficiency of the building, often called 'weatherizing'.

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Wind park engineer goes sky high to troubleshoot

A Canadian engineer keeps wind farm in New Brunswick up and running by using a Fluke multimeter.