Solar Photovoltaic Technology / Solar Photovoltaic Installation Lab
Examines the scientific principles, engineering design, and economic analysis of solar photovoltaic systems. Complete a site assessment, specify hardware components, and model economic performance for a solar PV system. This course can be applied as an elective for several STEM degree programs at Madison College and four-year universities, particularly those with program emphases in sustainability and renewable energy.
+ 2 WEEK PV INSTALLATION LAB:
In this hands-on course, students will install one or more fully operational full scale solar photovoltaic (PV) systems. The course is taught at the Commercial Avenue Campus Solar Training Lab, which features pitched roof, flat roof, and pole mount solar PV systems. Students will learn safe workplace practices, electrical code compliance, and interconnection commissioning procedures while working with solar panels, racking systems, DC/AC power inverters and other balance of system components. The course is taught as a two-day intensive short course in order to replicate the type of installation practices and working conditions that are common in the solar industry.
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Course Format Options: Hybrid
Length: 16 Weeks
Qualifies for Associate Exam: Yes