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Photovoltaics-Design & Site

Course Number: 10-482-132
Credits: 3
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Description: 10-482-132 PHOTOVOLTAICS-DESIGN & SITE ...learn steps to performing a site audit prior to installation of a PV system. Focus on defining the solar window, system site placement, system sizing and design, load analysis and energy efficiency concepts. (Corequisite: 10-482-126, Intro to Solar)
Total Credits: 3

Prior Learning Assessments

None

Course Competencies

  1. Describe the elements of photovoltaic system design.
  2. Examine the basics of roof design.
  3. Perform a site inspection for a solar site analysis.
  4. Design an appropriate photovoltaic system for a site.
  5. Utilize photovoltaic system analysis software.
  6. Explain relevant codes, standards, and certification.
  7. Apply various photovoltaic mounting and racking systems.
  8. Explain the economic and financial considerations for Photovoltaic systems.
  9. Design a photovoltaic system by correcting integrating system components
  10. Prepare and understand permitting and utility intertie forms and requirements to photovoltaic systems.