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This program provides the student with a solid understanding of photovoltaic (PV) markets and applications, electricity basics, safety basics, solar energy fundamentals, PV system mechanical design and performance analysis, and PV system maintenance and troubleshooting – leading to certification with the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) and entry-level employment in the fast-growing field of solar energy technology. The course includes various safety basics, including – Identification of Safety hazards of operational and non-operational PV systems; Review of job site hazards, safety practices and protective equipment while installing PV systems.The fundamentals of Solar Energy
  • Identification and review of basic solar vocabulary
  • Determine magnetic declination given true south vs. magnetic south
  • Describe Basic solar movement and effect of earth tilt
  • Predict solar position using solar path diagrams
  • Describe angular effects on the irradiance of array
  • Identify factors that reduce/enhance solar irradiation
  • Determine average solar irradiation on various surfaces
  • Convert solar irradiation into a variety of units
  • Establish the effect of the horizon on solar irradiation
  • Demonstrate use of Solar Pathfinder or sun charts

How to analyze performance and troubleshoot problems

  • Identify typical system design errors of PV systems
  • Define typical system performance problems
  • Link array performance glitches with typical causes
  • List the equipment needed for typical system performance analysis
  • Identify the contrast between actual system power output to expected output
  • Review locations of common electrical and mechanical failures
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Since 1999, Access Institute, Queens provides the New York metropolitan area with education and infrastructure of the highest quality, available to all with a specific focus on the Career growth and educational development of the individual with the present day technology and employment needs.

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