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UTI 113 SOLAR INSTALLATION TECHNOLOGY

UTI 113 – Solar Installation Technology

Course Outline

Course Number & Name:  UTI 113 Solar Installation Technology

Credit Hours:  3.0             Contact Hours:  4.0          Lecture:  2.0                       Lab:  2.0                Other:  N/A

Prerequisites:  Grade of “C” or better in UTI 111

Co-requisites:  None                                                      Concurrent Courses:  None

Course Description: Introduction to the Solar PV industry, including system types and efficiencies, solar site evaluation, differences between on-grid system and off-grid system and associated components.  Students use materials and tools used in solar panel installation.  Safety on the job is emphasized.

Course Goals: Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to do the following:

  1. discuss the basic principles of photovoltaic (PV) systems;
  2. work safely with photovoltaic systems;
  3. conduct a site assessment for solar PV installation;
  4. select an appropriate systems design;
  5. adapt the systems design for mechanical/electrical design;
  6. install a PV system and components at the site;
  7. perform a system checkout and inspection; and
  8. maintain and troubleshoot a system.