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Introduction to Photovoltaic (Solar Electric) Technology

Introduction to Photovoltaic (Solar Electric) Technology

Instructor: Mike Kocsmiersky
Course time(s): REW 391-2 W, 9/2–12/16 , 6:00 –8:50 pm, (Field Saturday, 10/24, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm), 15 wks
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An introduction to photovoltaic (solar electric) technology for students with a strong personal interest in photovoltaics (PV) as well as those considering a career in solar electric technology. This course provides students with the theoretical basis for understanding the various types of solar electric systems. The course covers the history of solar electricity, current markets and industry status, basic electrical theory, and other considerations necessary for solar electric systems. Topics include a detailed study of system components as well as the proper and safe electrical interconnection of these components and includes hands-on training exercises and experiments. Local visits to PV related facilities and assembly of real world systems examples reinforce classroom learning. (Prerequisite: MAT 105, Col 090 and ENG 090 or satisfactory placement test score. (Recommended: SCI 112). Special Requirement: Field trips required. This is the credit-free offering of REE 121.
An introduction to photovoltaic (solar electric) technology for students with a strong personal interest in Photovoltaic (PV) technology as well as those considering a career in solar electric technology. This course provides students with the theoretical basis for understanding the various types of solar electric systems. The course covers the history of solar electricity, current markets and industry status, basic electrical theory, and other considerations necessary for solar electric systems. Topics include a detailed study of system components as well as the proper and safe electrical interconnection of these components and includes hands-on training exercises and experiments. Local visits to PV related facilities, and assembly of real world system examples reinforces classroom learning. (Prerequisite: MAT 105, Col 090 and ENG 090 or satisfactory placement test score. (Recommended: SCI 112) This is the credit-free offering of SCI 121.
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