Apr 18, 2019  
2017-18 College Catalog 
2017-18 College Catalog [ARCHIVED]

Alternative Energy - Photovoltaic Technology Information

This program prepares students for careers in the area of electrical generation using solar photovoltaic technology.  Students will be qualified to work in the areas of system design, installation, project management, sales, and site assessment in a variety of system sizes and configurations.

Department of Applied Engineering and Industrial Technology


Toledo-area Campus

Phone Number


Glenn A. Rettig, Dean Industrial & Engineering Technologies 117 (567) 661-7457 glenn_rettig@owens.edu
Terrence J. Katschke, Chair Industrial & Engineering Technologies 115 (567) 661-7164 terrence_katschke@owens.edu

Student Learning Outcomes

Student will be able to:

  • Be able to perform a solar site assessment.
  • Design photovoltaic systems including string calculations and matching inverters to panels.
  • Estimate the energy output of photovoltaic systems.
  • Complete basic wiring of a photovoltaic system.
  • Understand the different parameters that are important in residential, agricultural, community, and grid installations of photovoltaic systems.