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Effective Fall 2016. Previous descriptions may have had different requirements. Have questions? See an advisor.
SLR101 Beginning Photovoltaic Installation Credit Hours: 3.00
Introduction to photovoltaic energy and photovoltaic (PV) system installation. Includes markets and applications, safety basics, electricity basics, energy efficient appliances, solar energy fundamentals, photovoltaic materials, module fundamentals, concentrators, system components, system sizing, electrical design, mechanical design, and performance analysis and troubleshooting.
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Information: This course specifically provides preparation for the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) Photovoltaic Installer Certification exam.
Offered: Fall, Spring.
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SLR102 Advanced Photovoltaic Installation Credit Hours: 3.00
Continuation of SHC 101. Includes advanced photovoltaic (PV) energy and system installation training. Also includes safety basics, stand-alone PV system sizing, grid-tied system sizing, National Electric Code (NEC) compliant wire sizing, grounding of PV systems, site analysis and array mounting, and PV system commissioning, troubleshooting, maintenance and performance evaluation.
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Information: This course specifically provides preparation for the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) Photovoltaic Installer Advanced Certification exam.
Offered: Spring.
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SLR130 Solar Hot Water Systems Credit Hours: 4.00
Introduction to solar thermal systems. Includes the types, maintenance, performance, controls, site selection considerations, performance estimating and testing. Also includes related mathematics, copper piping practices, soldering and brazing, basic heat transfer, and basic principles of hydronics.
Prerequisite(s): BCT 105 and 107.
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Information: BCT 100, 112, and 115 substitute for BCT 105. BCT 111, 113, and 114 substitute for BCT 107.
Offered: May not be offered this year, check class schedule.
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