EGY 141 - Solar Photovoltaic Tech I

Course Description

Through structured lecture and practical skill building, students will become familiar with Solar Photovoltaic applications, solar radiation, basics of a site survey, system components, system sizing, and preparation of a solar installation. Group 2 course.

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Required Prerequisites

ELE 105

Recommended Prerequisites or Skills Competencies

MTH 23 or placement into MTH 111, ENG 111

Course Learning Outcomes

  • Identify basic components that make up a solar PV system.
  • Describe types of configurations for a solar PV system.
  • Show how to conduct a site survey.
  • Tabulate the math involved in conducting an accurate system sizing.
  • Find databases of equipment and components.
  • Find current events pertaining to specific subjects.
  • Design the placement of a solar PV system.
  • Develop a proposal for a customer integrating areas of planning, budgeting, and marketing.
Human Dimension:
  • Illustrate the functionality of the product.
  • Communicate with customers about energy savings and return on investment of a solar PV system.
Caring - Civic Learning:
  • Assess the impact of fossil fuel development and its future.
Learning How to Learn:
  • Reflect on weekly research done on topics of current events directly related to the reading.