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CESA 0159 - Solar Electric Design

Centre for Energy Systems Applications Part-time Studies Course

School of Construction and the Environment

Course Details

Addresses more advanced PV system design as well as the requirements of the Canadian Electrical Code. The design principles of grid-tie PV systems, off grid hybrid systems and Building Integrated PV systems are covered in detail. Advances in PV technology, the economics of PV systems, computer programs for PV design, and the PV industry in general are also discussed. Students will also learn to: identify potential PV system designs suitable for a particular application and site; specify and design PV systems for various types of applications; relate the operating principles of PV system components to PV system design; estimate the energy production of a grid-tie PV system; and refer to and interpret sections of the CEC applicable to PV systems.

Prerequisite(s)

CESA 0158

Credits

0.0

Cost

$367.79

Spring/Summer 2016

Below is one offering of this course for the Spring/Summer 2016 term.

CRN 55872

Fri May 27 - Sun May 29 3 Days

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
May 27 Fri 18:30 - 21:30 BBY SE1 Rm. 220
May 28 Sat 08:30 - 16:30 BBY SE1 Rm. 220
May 29 Sun 08:30 - 16:30 BBY SE1 Rm. 220

Instructor

Eric Smiley

Course Outline

TBD

Cost

$367.79

Notes

  1. Pre-requisite: CESA 0158 Recommended: Electrical Code

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Specify the main components of an off-grid PV power system that includes a generator.
  • Analyze the site requirements for a grid-tie PV system.
  • Specify the main components of a grid-tie PV power system.
  • Estimate the energy production for a grid-tie PV power system.
  • Specify the electrical equipment and wiring for a PV power system, based on the CEC.
  • Identify appropriate grounding and bonding methods for a PV power system.

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