British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT)

CESA 0158 – Introduction to Solar Electricity
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 13-15, 2016, May 13: 6:30-9:30pm; May 14-15: 8:30am-4:30 pm
Location: BCIT Burnaby Campus Building SE1 room 220 – 3700 Willingdon Avenue, Burnaby
AIBC Learning Units (LUs): 18 core LUs
Cost: $367.79
Register: http://www.bcit.ca/study/courses/cesa0158

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