Energy Storage and Solar Systems Safety Online Training

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  • Description

    This self-paced online training, Energy Storage and Solar Systems Safety Training, Fire Service Edition* from NFPA®, teaches the fire service how to safely deal with emergency situations involving high voltage commercial and residential energy storage and photovoltaic systems -- i.e. solar panels. Upon completing the program, students will receive a certificate for their successful completion.

    Energy Storage Systems (ESS) and solar panels are rapidly becoming a reality across the United States. To help the fire service handle the unique challenges presented by these new technologies, NFPA has developed the Energy Storage and Solar System Safety Training Course. In approximately three hours, this self-paced program effectively trains students through engaging videos, animations (including 3D animations), simulations, and review exercises.

    The dynamic online curriculum covers:

    • Introduction to energy storage and solar system concepts including applications, types, and terminology
    • Basic electrical theory
    • Introduction to battery energy storage (including Lead Acid, Lithium Ion, Sodium Sulfur, and Flow Batteries) and solar systems
    • Failure modes and hazards
    • Pre-incident planning
    • Emergency response procedures and more

    These concepts are taught through the use of highly-interactive learning modules which include videos, graphics, 3D animations, simulations, and data review exercises, and you can repeat any section on demand.

    Upon completion of the four modules you should be able to:

    • Identify the various types of energy storage and solar systems.
    • Understand basic battery and solar system function and design
    • Identify the various failure modes and hazards associated with ESS and solar
    • Effectively conduct pre-incident planning
    • Identify and operate battery and solar system emergency disconnects
    • Effectively conduct mitigation and emergency response procedures including investigations and air monitoring
    • Respond to emergencies including electrolyte releases, overheated batteries, fires involving battery and solar systems, and environmental events

    A built-in learning management system lets you exit the program at any time and return where you left off, so you can maximize time and schedule training around professional demands.

    Demonstrate your proficiency in course content by completing a series of data reviews at the conclusion of each training module and final scenario room activities. Pass these reviews and earn your Certificate of Attendance from NFPA.


    NFPA, in partnership with the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center, is proud to offer this course free of charge to all members of Massachusetts fire service. Please use this code at checkout: MASSCEC2 (offer ends 1/1/2023 or once 1,400 registrations have taken place).

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    Who Will Benefit:
    Fire Service personnel who may respond to incidents involving high voltage energy storage systems.

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