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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Allied Business Schools, Inc. | Evaluated Learning Experience

Advanced Principles of Photovoltaic Systems Installation

Location: 
Various, distance learning format.
Length: 
45 hours.
Dates: 
March 2007 - December 2014.
Learner Outcomes: 
Students will be able to: explain safety precautions in working with tools and materials, identify site-specific hazards (electrical, structural, environmental) in PV installation and develop effective emergency prevention and response plans, enumerate and list steps, tools, and deliverables of a site-evaluation, PV system commissioning, maintenance, and troubleshooting that emphasize methods, measurements, and records, name suitable locations for PV array and balance-of-system components, specify the technology of PV modules, inverters, and batteries at the atomic and electronic level, identify steps to performing and producing electrical and trigonometric calculations, select and configure a site-specific design, including sizing of PV arrays and overcurrent protection devices, conduit, and conductors, estimate schedules, work breakdown structures, materials, and equipment.
Instruction: 
This advanced course provides the theory behind existing practical knowledge and hands-on experience and it is not intended to be a substitute for it. Prerequisite: Introduction to Photovoltaic Systems; High School Math (Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry) and Computer Skills.
Credit recommendation: 
In the lower division associate/baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Civil, Electrical, or Mechanical Engineering, Construction or Project Management, General Elective (3/12).

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