This course provides students with an introduction to solar energy and the impacts of seasonality, aspect, and latitude on solar resources. Students are engaged with system components and design of solar photovoltaic electricity generation in both grid-tied and off-grid systems. This course covers the Job Task Analysis for the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) Solar PV Entry Level examination. Prerequisites: ELEC 190 or DTEC 125 or AGEN 125, and MATH 102 minimum grade of C.
3 Credits (2 hours lecture, 2 hours laboratory).