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EET 3180 - Advanced 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 advanced knowledge and technology of solar PV (Photovoltaic) systems. This course will enable students to verify system design, manage project, install electrical and mechanical components, complete system installation, and conduct maintenance and troubleshooting. The topics in this course includes PV markets and applications, safety requirements, the advanced technology of solar PV systems, 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, and CAD software for PV system design. 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 2180 .