2022-2023 Academic Catalog 
    Aug 09, 2022  
2022-2023 Academic Catalog

INRE 10020 - Solar Radiation

0.50 CR
Understanding solar radiation is important to designing and installing PV equipment. Solar radiation resources can vary greatly over time, location, and climate conditions.  However, array performance can be maximized for the available solar energy by carefully aligning solar collectors or using tracking systems. This module presents the proper information to use solar data to determine the proper orientation for solar collectors and to estimate their output.

Course Learning Outcomes:
  1. Understand solar irradiation and its energy potential.
  2. Compare photovoltaic and solar thermal system properties.
  3. Examine methods utilized to measure solar energy potential.