Solar Energy and Electrical System Design

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  • PV Design Basics
    • Learners will explore site inspection considerations, shade calculations, roof assessments, solar panel location and spacing, floodplains, power line and battery locations, circuit boxes, pros and cons of rooftop and ground-mounted systems, and considerations related to commercial and utility scale solar applications.
  • PV Design Considerations
    • Students will learn about system loads and efficiency, wind and weight loading, how to calculate the proper size for lag bolts, measuring excess capacity, and considerations related to ballast systems.
  • Electrical System Design
    • Students will learn about system sizing considerations and calculations.
  • Recommendation Options
    • Students will learn about aesthetics considerations and tools for PV planning
  • System Design Project: Theory to Practice
    • Students will apply their learning to perform system design calculations.