Summer 2012 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 - First, Jun 11-Aug 03
MW        06:00PM-09:10PM LEC D.Thomas             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 321     10407 
Sa        08:00AM-03:15PM LAB D.Thomas             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 321       
Energy 141 is a grant funded class. it is only open to students who have successfully completed Energy 140 and have been approved by SETA

Summer 2012 Class Schedule

Updated: July 16, 2012