2022-2023 Academic Catalog 
    
    Oct 04, 2022  
2022-2023 Academic Catalog

INRE 15020 - Inverters

0.25 CR
The electricity produced from the Photovoltaic cell is direct current or DC. In order for most homes and businesses to use this energy, it must then be converted to alternating current or AC. An inverter is a device that performs this task in the typical photovoltaic system. The solid-state inverters used in PV systems today employ the latest in power electronics to produce AC power from a DC power source. In this module, inverters will be examined and the different ways they produce AC power explored.

Course Learning Outcomes:
  1. Select proper photovoltaic system components based on their characteristics.
  2. Understand the process of converting sunlight to direct current and alternating current
  3. Define the benefits of dc current and ac current in different situations
  4. Examine different photovoltaic systems and when one may have an advantage over another.