ALT 140 - Photovoltaic Power
This course studies the essential aspects of photovoltaic power generation. Topics include the principles of solar cells, performance characteristics of solar cells, both past and current technologies in improving cost and efficiency aspects of various solar cells. Practical aspects include the use of modeling software, installing PV modules and understanding the reliability aspects as they relate to standards and codes in the solar industry. The laboratory experiments are designed to verify and reinforce concepts presented in the class as it relates to photo voltaic power generation, including using an installed photovoltaic system.
Prerequisites: ALT 110 and ENG 091 (or equivalent) and MTH 151 . Please refer to Chapter 2 - Academic College Policy, 3358:11-2-06 Assessment Program for entering students.
Credits: 3(Lec: 2 Lab: 3)
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