Northeast Wisconsin Technical College
10-482-133 Photovoltaics-Advanced
Outline of Instruction

Course Information
Description10-482-133 PHOTOVOLTAICS-ADVANCED ...topics include batteries, wiring configurations, system diagramming, National Electrical code, component selection, wiring, safety and system maintenance. (Prerequisites: 10-482-126 Intro to Solar; 10-660-104, DC 1: Intro; 10-660-105, DC 2: Circuits; 10-620-107, AC 1: Properties)
Total Credits4
Prior Learning Assessments
None
Course Competencies
  1. Explore the basics of Grid tied and Stand alone PhotoVoltaic systems.
  2. Explore the solar radiation data and measurements in our lab setting for sizing a PhotoVolatic system.
  3. Analyze the OSHA safety requirements for typical PhotoVoltaic installations.
  4. Analyze the NFPA 70E requirements for typical PhotoVoltaic installations.
  5. Design an interactive (Grid Tied) and stand alone PhotoVoltaic system.
  6. Determine the typical procedures for mounting the PhotoVoltaic panels.
  7. Access the electrical and building requirements and codes pertaining to typical PhotoVoltaic installations.
  8. Determine the typical maintenance, troubleshooting, and installation concerns for typical Photovoltaic installations.
  9. Install a typical photovoltaic system in the lab or out in the field.
  10. Determine correct wire type and size for PV systems.
  11. Interpret & understand Section 690, and other applicable sections, in the current National Electric Code
  12. Apply correct code compliant labeling for PV systems.