Nov 21, 2019  
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EET 2180 - Solar PV Systems

Credits: (4)
Typically taught:
Fall [Full Sem]
Spring [Full Sem]


The purpose of this course is for each student to learn the fundamental knowledge and technology of solar PV (Photovoltaic) systems. This course discusses the limitation and the impacts of using fossil fuel energy and its possible impact on global climate change. Solar energy can provide a long term solution and minimize climate change. This course will enable students to build an essential foundation towards how to design the solar PV systems for various applications. The topics in this course include PV markets and applications, electricity basics, safety basics, the fundamentals of solar PV energy, PV system components, grid-tied and battery-based systems, load analysis and PV system sizing, PV system electrical and mechanical designs, National Electric Code (NEC) applied to PV systems, commissioning and decommissioning, performance analysis, maintenance and troubleshooting. Incentives, rebates and policies from federal, state and local power company will also be addressed in the class. The students will learn how to acquire professional certifications if they are interested in developing a career in solar PV industry. Prerequisite: EET 1140  or EET 1850 .



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