Summer 2011 Class Schedule (ARC)



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ENERGY 141    Electrical & Mechanical Applications for Solar Installers    4 Units

Prerequisite: ENERGY 140 or 299 with a grade of "C" or better
Green Course Green Course
Hours: 54 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This is an advanced course in Solar Photovoltaic (PV) energy. Topics include using hardware and software tools for shading and correctly orientating solar panels, the effect PV panel orientation has on system power output and efficiency, what effect optimum PV panel loading has on power produced, and how to perform load analysis on a specific residence. Additionally, it covers various manufacturers' software to calculate PV panel string sizing for optimum efficiency when working with grid tie inverters. National Electrical Code (NEC) and fire code wire sizing, fusing, and other safety instructions and procedures are stressed. The successful completion of this course and ENERGY 142 qualify students to take the NABCEP (North American Certified Energy Practitioner) certified solar photovoltaic installers and service technicians entry level certificate of knowledge of PV systems test. Field trips are required. This course may be taken two times for credit using different test equipment.

Schedule: Eight Week - Second, Jun 13-Aug 05
MW        06:00PM-09:10PM LEC D.Thomas             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 326     11280 
Textbook
W         09:00AM-04:05PM LAB D.Thomas             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 321       
NOTE: Instructor consent required.
Class lab will meet 8 Wednesdays: 6/15; 6/22; 6/29; 7/6; 7/13; 7/20; 7/27; 8/3.

MW        06:00PM-09:10PM LEC D.Thomas              TBA TBA                 14744 Textbook
Sa        08:00AM-03:10PM LAB D.Thomas             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 321       
Note: Class will meet on only 6 Saturdays: 6/18; 6/25; 7/9; 7/16; 7/23; 7/30.

MW        06:00PM-09:10PM LEC D.Thomas              TBA TBA                 14918 Textbook
NOTE: Instructor consent required.

Sa        08:00AM-03:10PM LAB D.Thomas              TBA TBA                   
Note: Class will meet on only 6 Saturdays: 6/18; 6/25; 7/9; 7/16; 7/23; 7/30.

MW        06:00PM-09:10PM LEC D.Thomas              TBA TBA                 14920 Textbook
W         09:00AM-04:05PM LAB D.Thomas              TBA TBA                   

Summer 2011 Class Schedule

Updated: June 28, 2011