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Course Introduction
Syllabus
Discussion: Introduce Yourself
Class News and Announcements

Lecture Presentation: Safety Basics
Reading Assignment: Chapter 2
Discussion: Common Hazards
Discussion: OSHA Regulations
Discussion: Common Electrical Injuries
Discussion: PFAS
Discussion: IV Curve
Assignment: Features and Benefits of Standalone Systems
Assignment: PPE Requirements
Assignment: Safety
Assignment: Electrical Safety Hazards
Lecture Presentation: Electrical Basics
Reading Assignment: Chapter 3
Discussion: Charges and Currents
Discussion: Neutralizing a Battery Spill
Discussion: Power and Resistance
Discussion: Ohm’s Law
Discussion: Grounding Equipment
Assignment: Personal Protective Equipment
Assignment: Safety Hazards
Assignment: Electrical Power and energy
Assignment: Electrical System Components
Assignment: Electrical Test Equipment
Lecture Presentation: Solar Energy Fundamentals
Reading Assignment: Chapter 4
Discussion: PV Players
Discussion: Inverters and MPPT
Discussion: Solar Resource
Discussion: Warranties
Discussion: Altitude
Discussion: Airflow
Assignment: Movement of the Sun
Assignment: Sun Path Diagram
Assignment: Solar Energy
Assignment: Tilt Angles
Assignment: Avoiding InterRow Shading
Lecture Presentation: PV Module Fundamentals
Reading Assignment: Chapter 5
Discussion: Layers of the Cell
Discussion: Load
Discussion: Solar Irradiance
Discussion: STC
Discussion: PTC Ratings
Discussion: NEC Codes
Assignment: Electrical Output Parameters
Assignment: Performance Ratings
Assignment: Qualification Testing
Assignment: PV Modules as Battery Chargers
Assignment: FlatPlate PV Module
MidTerm Exam
Lecture Presentation: System Components
Reading Assignment: Chapter 6
Discussion: PV System Types
Discussion: PV System Components
Discussion: PV Modules
Discussion: Strings
Discussion: Junction and Combiner Boxes
Assignment: Power Processing Equipment
Assignment: PV System Component Functions
Assignment: Power Processing Equipment Paper
Assignment: PV System Diagrams
Assignment: Balance of System Components
Lecture Presentation: PV System Sizing Principles
Reading Assignment: Chapter 7
Discussion: Demand/Energy Consumption
Discussion: Residential kW Consumption
Discussion: Derating
Discussion: Purpose of Sizing
Assignment: PV Balance of System Components
Assignment: Load Profile
Assignment: Sizing a Gridconnected System
Assignment: Sizing a Standalone System
Assignment: PVWATTS
Lecture Presentation: PV System Electrical Design
Reading Assignment: Chapter 8
Discussion: OneLine Electrical Components
Discussion: Nameplates
Discussion: Mod Nameplate
Discussion: Grounding
Assignment: Sizing Standalone PV Systems
Assignment: OneLine Electrical Diagram
Assignment: Permitting and Inspection
Assignment: Calculate the Maximum Array Output
Assignment: NEC
Lecture Presentation: PV System Mechanical Design
Reading Assignment: Chapter 9
Discussion: Roof Surfaces
Discussion: OnRoof Systems
Discussion: Identifying OnRoof Systems
Discussion: RadiantBarrier Materials
Discussion: Manufacturer's Instruction
Assignment: PV Array Mounting Systems
Assignment: WeatherRelated Materials
Assignment: Roof Types
Assignment: Microclimate, Shading, and Solar Window
Lecture Presentation: Performance Analysis, Maintenance, and Troubleshooting
Reading Assignment: Chapter 10
Discussion: Utility Interactive System
Discussion: Labeling
Discussion: Connecting a Utility Interactive System
Discussion: Residential kW Range
Discussion: Conductors
Assignment: PV Maintenance Plan
Assignment: Maintenance Requirements
Final Exam