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Effective Fall 2014. Previous descriptions may have had different requirements. Have questions? See an advisor.
SLR100 Introduction to Photovoltaic Technology Credit Hours: 3.00
Introduction to photovoltaic (PV) technology. Includes the application of PV technology, basic concepts, safety basics, energy efficient appliances, solar energy fundamentals, solar cell materials, solar cell physics, and connecting solar panels in series and parallel. Also includes testing solar cells and modules, sunlight concentrators, photovoltaic system components, and system financial considerations.
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Offered: May not be offered this year, check class schedule.
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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.
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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: Fall.
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SLR103 Introduction to Batteries and Fuel Cells Credit Hours: 3.00
Introduction to the fundamentals of batteries and fuel cells. Includes history, basic structure and construction, theory of operation, and different types of commercially available batteries and fuel cells. Also includes the basic physics and chemistry related to the operation of these devices, and the electrical properties of the devices when connected in series and in parallel.
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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 106, 111, 112, 113, 114, and 115.
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Offered: Spring.
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