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

INRE 20030 - Site Evaluation and Sizing

0.67 CR
A preliminary assessment of a PV system establishes the project objectives, resources, and requirements. During a site survey, an installer identifies potential array locations, measures distances and angles, evaluates existing structural and electrical infrastructure, documents relevant to site information, and conducts an energy audit. This information can be valuable to system sizing. PV installers will often use worksheets to aid in the proper calculation and design of an installation, capacities, and abilities of an array installation.

Course Learning Outcomes:
  1. Understand the safety requirements both in the design and application of a solar system.
  2. Install photovoltaic systems in accordance with local and national codes.
  3. Calculate system and component size based on environmental conditions.
  4. Demonstrate the proper use and operation of a photovoltaic system.
  5. Demonstrate the proper care and maintenance of the photovoltaic system components.