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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

45 hours.
Various, distance learning format.
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.
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).