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PV 101.0 Basic Photovoltaics (Solar Electricity) Online

Course Description

This online course uses a series of online presentations, webinars, topic resources, assignments, and quizzes to teach the basics of solar electric systems. Participants will learn how photovoltaic (PV) systems work, diagram the four PV system types, describe and identify components, understand the best application and limitations of each system type, define the solar window, make energy efficiency recommendations, estimate system loads, and understand the basics of PV site assessment.

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Define photovoltaics
  • Explain how photovoltaic systems work
  • Diagram the four system types
  • Describe and identify components of a photovoltaic system
  • Identify the best application and limitations of each system type
  • Define the solar window
  • Use Ohm's Law
  • Read an electric utility bill
  • Estimate electrical loads
  • Make energy efficiency recommendations
  • Identify PV mounting types
  • Explain the basics of a PV site assessment
  • Calculate system costs
  • Describe financial incentives for PV

Recognized CECs for Licensed Professionals

  • 8.0 credit hours for WI Dwelling Contractor Qualifier Certification
  • 7.5 credit hours for WI Commercial Electrical Inspector Certification
  • 7.5 credit hours for WI Journeyman and Master Electrician Certification
  • 7.5 credit hours for WI UDC - Electrical Inspector Certification

Course Instructor

Jenny Heinzen, MREA

Dates

January 13 - February 9, 2014
Recorded (optional) weekly webinars 

Required Course Materials

  • Computer
  • Phone or VOIP
  • Basic computer skills
  • Web browser such as Google Chrome, Firefox, or Safari (not Internet Explorer) with pop-ups enabled
  • Adobe Reader
  • Calculator

Suggested Materials

Prerequisites

  • None

Being an MREA member means getting a $20 discount on courses and free admission to The Energy Fair. Not a member? Visit our membership page to become one.

January 13th, 2014 12:00 AM   through   February 9th, 2014 5:00 PM
Online
United States

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Non MREA Member Price $ 110.00
MREA Member Price $ 90.00

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