Presents competencies and expected outcomes for photovoltaic (PV) design and installation. Participants will learn the fundamentals of sizing a residential battery-less grid-tied system, wire sizing, over-current protection, and grounding. This course will also review fundamental design criteria for off-grid stand-alone systems including specifying batteries, controllers, and battery-based inverters. The student will develop a basic understanding of the core concepts necessary to work with both residential and commercial PV systems.
(PCS 1.2, 2 credit hours: 1 hour lecture, 2 hours lab)
Drafting & Design