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Solar Advanced System Design

Course Number: 10-483-106
Credits: 4
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Course Information

Description: 10-483-106 SOLAR ADVANCED SYSTEM DESIGN ... this course provides the opportunity for the learner to further develop their knowledge, skills, process and understanding of solar electric and solar thermal systems design and applications while learning basic business and trade skills. Emphasis will be placed on safety, system design, monitoring, installation, maintenance & troubleshooting. (Prerequisites: 10-483-107, Solar Thermal Design & Site; 10-482-132, Photovoltaics-Design & Site; 10-482-133, Photovoltaics-Adv; Corequisite: 10-483-108, Solar Thermal Advanced)
Total Credits: 4

Prior Learning Assessments

None

Course Competencies

  1. Evaluate Various Types of Solar Energy Business Structures
  2. Investigate Employment Opportunities in the Solar Energy Industry
  3. Prepare Documents for your Job Search in the Solar Energy Industry
  4. Prepare Employee Record Keeping Documents including Time Sheets & Service Reports
  5. Develop Project Bill of Materials & Job Costing Documents
  6. Monitor & Evaluate Renewable Energy Systems
  7. Investigate current Industry Trends, Procedures & Policies
  8. Incorporate Safety Procedures into the Workplace & Jobsite
  9. Design PV Systems
  10. Design Solar Thermal Systems
  11. Install PV System(s)
  12. Install Solar Thermal System(s)
  13. Select System Components
  14. Apply Electrical & Plumbing Code to Project Design & Installation