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EST 235
Introduction to Solar PV and Applications


Credits: 3
Clock Hours per Quarter: 40

AA Discipline:

Lecture Hours:20    Lab Hours:20


Description
The fundamental concepts required for safe, code-compliant design and installation of photovoltaic (PV)systems will be covered with a focus on grid-direct solar electric systems. The core concepts necessary to work with all PV systems, including system components, site analysis, PV module criteria, mounting solutions, safety, and commissioning will be taught. Prerequisite: EST 132

Intended Learning Outcomes
  • Analyze customer needs
  • Describe differences in PV systems
  • Describe differences in inverters
  • Demonstrate the ability to install a racking system, PV array, and electrical collection system
  • Demonstrate the ability to test batteries and charging stations

  • Course Topics
  • Electrical load analysis
  • Photovoltaic modules
  • Batteries
  • PV Controllers
  • Inverters
  • Sizing wiring
  • Sizing PV systems

  • Syllabi Listing See ALL Quarters
    Course
    Year Quarter
    Item
    Instructor  
    EST 235
    Winter 2014
    0963
    Brian Evensen


    Two Year Projected Schedule

    Year One* Year Two**
    Fall
    Winter
    Spring
    Summer
    Mini 
    Fall
    Winter
    Spring
    Summer
    Mini
     
    X
     
     
     
     
    X
     
     
     

    *If fall quarter starts on an odd year (2003, 2005, etc.), it's Year One.
    **
    If fall quarter starts on an even year (2002, 2004, etc.), it's Year Two.