Advanced Photovoltaic System Design

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Table of Contents

  1. Course Introduction
    Discussion: Introduce Yourself
    Class News and Announcements
  2. Lecture Presentation: Evaluation and Design Criteria Part II
    Reading Assignment: Chapter 2
    Discussion: System Design Criteria
    Discussion: PV Design and Considerations
    Discussion: Aesthetics in PV Design
    Assignment: Marketing Materials
    Assignment: Location
  3. Lecture Presentation: Determining the Size of a Photovoltaic System
    Reading Assignment: Chapter 3
    Discussion: Loads
    Discussion: Size a Stand-alone System
    Assignment: Load Profile
    Assignment: Size a Grid Connected System
  4. Lecture Presentation: Photovoltaic Array Configuration and Sizing
    Reading Assignment: Chapter 4
    Discussion: System Modeling Tools
    Discussion: Power Conditioning
    Assignment: Selection Criteria
  5. Lecture Presentation: Mounting Systems
    Reading Assignment: Chapter 5
    Discussion: Roof Warranties
    Assignment: Mounting Options
    Mid-Term Exam
  6. Lecture Presentation: Energy-Storage Device (ESD) System Design
    Reading Assignment: Chapter 6
    Discussion: Mounting Systems
    Discussion: Battery Bank
    Discussion: Safety Precautions
    Assignment: Battery Maintenance Schedule
    Assignment: Battery Sizing
  7. Lecture Presentation: Charge Control and Maximum Power Point Tracking (MPPT)
    Reading Assignment: Chapter 7
    Discussion: Battery Safety
    Discussion: Charge Controller Design
    Assignment: Sizing a Controller
  8. Lecture Presentation: Inverters in System Design
    Reading Assignment: Chapter 8
    Discussion: Power
    Discussion: Charge Controller
    Assignment: Inverters
  9. Lecture Presentation: Cable Wiring and Connection Systems
    Reading Assignment: Chapter 9
    Discussion: Inverters
    Assignment: Assignment: Grounding Schematic
  10. Lecture Presentation: System Monitoring, Testing, and Troubleshooting
    Reading Assignment: Chapter 10
    Discussion: PV Maintenance Plan
    Assignment: Common Problems
    Final Exam

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