BCIT – School of Construction and the Environment

Introduction to Solar Electricity
This course introduces the equipment used to generate electricity from solar power, such as photovoltaic modules, batteries, inverters and charge controllers. Participants are taught to identify the various components, understand how the components interact and interpret manufacturer’s specifications. Design principles of stand-alone photovoltaic systems are explained and participants visit demonstrations of PV systems on the BCIT campus. At the end of the course, the participants should be able to: analyze the solar energy resource of a potential site; explain the function of each PV system component; interpret performance data for each PV system component; identify the different types of PV systems; specify the main component of an off-grid PV system; perform basic PV system maintenance.

Date: May 8 – 10, 2015
Location: BCIT Burnaby Campus, 3700 Willingdon Ave, Burnaby, BC
Cost: $356.54 plus applicable taxes
Learning Units (LUs): 18 Core
To register: http://www.bcit.ca/study/courses/cesa0158

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