Renewable Energy-Solar Electric (Photovoltaic) Certificate

Program Code: 904821

Explore renewable energy generation systems with a focus on solar electric (photovoltaic) systems.


Certificate Completers will be able to

• Discuss and promote the benefits of alternative energy systems.
• Assess, design, assemble, install and operate photovoltaic energy systems.
• Collect and distribute data generated by alternative energy systems.

Completers will be able to apply credits toward the following programs:

• 104824, Solar Energy Technology

Catalog No. Description
10-480-101 ENERGY-INTRO RENEW & SUSTAIN overview of various renewable energy technologies and sustainable design practices and their current applications. Emphasis will be placed on policies, renewable energy production, green products and jobs.
10-482-126 INTRODUCTION TO SOLAR overview of the use of sunlight to produce heat and electricity and the practical and economical use of solar power and solar thermal systems. Learn the importance of energy efficiency and the economics of solar hybrid designs.
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)
10-482-133 PHOTOVOLTAICS-ADVANCED ...topics include batteries, wiring configurations, system diagramming, National Electrical code, component selection, wiring, safety and system maintenance. (Prerequisites: 10-482-126 Intro to Solar; 10-660-104, DC 1: Intro; 10-660-105, DC 2: Circuits; 10-620-107, AC 1: Properties)
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