Course Brief

This unit provides an overview of the operation and installation of Photovoltaic systems. The importance of energy conservation and renewable sources of energy are emphasized throughout this course with particular attention being placed on the generation of energy from the sun using solar panels. This unit will provide learners with the ability to design and install their own Photovoltaic systems either in residential or commercial buildings. Learning will take place through a combination of lectures and laboratory sessions.

  • This course is covered in 24 contact hours.

Champs Fleurs

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San Fernando

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  • Implementing Photovoltaic Systems for Solar Power Generation (Level 1)

    The use of the Sun as an alternative means to provide electrical energy has always been around us. Solar Power generation has emerged as one of the most rapidly growing renewable sources of electricity. It has several advantages over other forms of electricity generation. Over the last decade the technology has developed to the point that it is now in practice and many countries have developed it and are now using solar power to provide power to the public.

    This course will enable someone with the knowledge and skill to install a solar power system to provide electrical energy to a remote location or equipment or set up a system to provide an alternative energy source for homes or other buildings and what is needed to maintain them as it is expected that this area in renewable energy would grow.

    The aim of this course is to present the technical subject of solar power generation for residential use in a language as non-technical as possible through a combination of hands-on labs and lectures.

    Upon completion students should understand:

    • Electrical energy measurement units
    • Solar Panel Operation
    • Converting DC to AC
    • Characteristics of Photovoltaic Cells
    • Installation of a Solar Power System

    Target Audience:

    • Technicians
    • Persons wishing to enter into the field of renewable energy
    • Persons wishing to learn how Solar Power systems work
    • Persons wishing to install and maintain Solar Power Systems