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2019-20 College Catalog 
2019-20 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 Campus



Dr. Yojana Sharma, Dean

Industrial & Engineering Technologies 122 (567) 661-7550 yojana_sharma@owens.edu

Glenn A. Rettig, Assistant Dean    

Industrial & Engineering Technologies 117     (567) 661-7457      glenn_rettig@owens.edu

Tracy A. Campbell, Chair

Industrial & Engineering Technologies 115 (567) 661-7164 tracy_campbell@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.