Photovoltaic System Professional

Photovoltaic System Professional

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Course Hours: 
225
Price: 
$1,250.00
Course Type: 
Mentor Supported
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The Photovoltaic System Professional is a comprehensive course and guide to installation of residential and commercial photovoltaic (PV) systems. This course covers the principles of PV electricity and how to effectively incorporate it into stand-alone or utility-connected electrical systems. We give detailed illustrations to clarify the concepts behind PV system operation.

Prerequisite(s): None

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • List the core elements of photovoltaics and solar energy technology
  • Recognize system components, configuration, and battery types
  • Identify elements of PV modules, inverters, and permitting
  • Describe inspection rules and ways to maintain systems
  • Recall the components of mechanical and electrical design and integration

Photovoltaic System Professional Module 1  
The Future of Solar Power

  • A Brighter Future
  • The Future of Solar Power
  • From Selenium to Silicon
  • State of the Industry
  • Blocking the Sun
  • Introduction to Innovation
  • How Much Solar Does the World Really Need?

Photovoltaic System Professional Module 2  
Teaching Old Technology New Tricks

  • Chasing Capital
  • Off-Grid Solar 
  • Pay-As-You-Go
  • Microgrids, Macro-Impact
  • Revolution by Evolution
  • From Photons to Electrons
  • Alternatives

Photovoltaic System Professional Module 3   
Putting it All Together

  • Stashing Sunshine
  • Liquid Fuels
  • Is Bigger Better?
  • Global Super Grids
  • Energy Storage
  • Decarbonization
  • Politics and Funding

Photovoltaic System Professional Module 4    
Introduction to Solar Energy and Electricity

  • Solar Electricity and Solar Heating
  • Source of Solar Power
  • Fuel Cells
  • Making and Saving Money with Solar
  • How to Measure Electricity
  • Low Current and High Current Systems
  • Four Configurations of Solar Power
  • Stand-Alone/Off-Grid
  • Grid-Tie

Photovoltaic System Professional Module 5  
Components of a System and the Design Process

  • Solar Panels
  • Batteries
  • Controller and Inverter
  • Design Process
  • Scoping the Project
  • Producing a Power Analysis
  • Improving the Scope
  • Calculating Solar Energy
  • Solar Panels and Shades

Photovoltaic System Professional Module 6    
Surveying, Grid-Tie, and Stand-Alone Systems

  • Positioning the Solar Array
  • Shading
  • Cabling
  • Understanding the Components
  • Components for Grid-Tie Systems
  • Grid-Tie Solar Panels and Inverters
  • Components for Stand-Alone Systems
  • Mixing and Matching Solar Panels

Photovoltaic System Professional Module 7   
Regulations, Installation, and Details

  • Installation Regulations
  • Standards for Solar Components
  • Detailed Designs
  • Solar Array Design
  • Batteries
  • Installing your Components
  • Troubleshooting
  • Maintaining Your System

Photovoltaic System Professional Module 8   
Safety and Electricity Basics

  • PV Markets and Applications
  • Types of PV Systems
  • Grid-Tied
  • Off-Grid
  • Hybrid PV Systems
  • Arcing and Arc Flashes
  • Fall Protection
  • Power and Energy
  • Energy Usage

Photovoltaic System Professional Module 9    
Solar Energy and PV Module Fundamentals

  • Solar Time
  • The Tropics
  • Shading
  • Solar Panel
  • Blocking Diodes
  • Temperature and Voltage
  • System Components
  • Off-Grid Specific System Components

Photovoltaic System Professional Module 10  
PV System Sizing, Electrical Design, and Mechanical Design

  • Basic System Sizing Factors
  • System Losses
  • Tilt
  • Ampacity
  • Ohm’s Law and Voltage Drop
  • Performance Analysis
  • Maintenance
  • Troubleshooting

**Outlines are subject to change, as courses and materials are updated.**

Ed4Online is committed to being both environmentally conscious and making it easier for you to study! We’re making your education mobile! All of our textbooks are now provided as eTextbooks. You can access them on your laptop, tablet, or mobile device and can study anytime, anywhere.

The move away from physical books to eTextbooks means you get the latest, most up-to-date version available. This also makes your training more accessible, so you can study anywhere you have your phone or tablet. The best part is that all materials are included in your training cost so there are NO extra fees for books!

 International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET)

Ed4Online has been approved as an Accredited Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). In obtaining this accreditation, Ed4Online has demonstrated that it complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard which is recognized internationally as a standard of good practice. As a result of the Accredited Provider status, Ed4Online is authorized to offer IACET CEUs for courses and programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard.

The Continuing Education Unit (CEU) was created by IACET as a measurement of continuing education. One (1) IACET CEU is equal to ten (10) contact hours of participation in an organized continuing education experience under responsible sponsorship, capable direction, and qualified instruction. Under IACET's care, the IACET CEU has evolved from a quantitative measure to a hallmark of quality training and instruction. For more information on IACET, visit iacet.org.

Internet Connection

  • Broadband or High-Speed - DSL, Cable, and Wireless Connections

*Dial-Up internet connections will result in a diminished online experience. Classroom pages may load slowly and viewing large audio and video files may not be possible.

 

Hardware Requirements

  • Processor - 2GHz Processor or Higher
  • Memory - 1 GB RAM Minimum Recommended

While our courses are accessible through multiple mobile learning platforms, some courses may include a CD or DVD with the Textbook, so you may need access to a computer with CD-ROM or DVD Drive.

 

PC Software Requirements

  • Operating Systems - Windows 7 or higher
  • Microsoft Office 2007 or higher. Also, you could use a general Word Processing application to save and open Microsoft Office formats (.doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .ppt, .pptx)
  • Internet Browsers - Google Chrome is highly recommended
    • Cookies MUST be enabled
    • Pop-ups MUST be allowed (Pop-up Blocker disabled)
  • Kindle Reader App is needed for many of our courses (No special equipment needed. This can be downloaded for FREE onto your computer.)
  • PowerPoint Viewer (if you do not have PowerPoint)
  • Adobe PDF Reader
  • QuickTime, Windows Media Player &/or Real Player

 

MAC Software Requirements

  • Operating Systems - Mac OS x 10 or higher with Windows
  • Mac office programs or a Word Processing application to save and open Microsoft Office formats (.doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .ppt, .pptx)
  • Internet Browsers- Google Chrome is highly recommended
    • Cookies MUST be enabled
    • Pop-ups MUST be allowed (Pop-up Blocker disabled)
  • Kindle Reader App is needed for many of our courses (No special equipment needed. This can be downloaded for FREE onto your computer.)
  • PowerPoint Viewer (if you do not have PowerPoint)
  • Adobe PDF Reader
  • Apple QuickTime Media Player
  • Courses that include a CD-ROM or DVD may require an external drive and Parallels software to view.
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