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

INRE 15040 - Balance of System

0.25 CR
Beyond the PV cells, inverters, batteries, and charge controllers a solar PV installation include many other components such as racking apparatus, disconnects, raceways, output and put, and many other parts that are required for a complete installation. The components that connect the primary components of PV installation together are just as critical as any other part of that system. For instance, if a disconnect switch is improperly sized and fails, the inverter or other component it is protecting could likewise fail or become a hazard. In this module, students will explore the additional components required for a successful and efficient PV System installation.

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.