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SOLR 2025 - Photovoltaic Systems Lab

Credits: 2
Hours/Week: Lecture None Lab None
Course Description: This hands-on course will cover the National Electrical Code (NEC) specifics concerning photovoltaic installationArticle 690. Code-compliant wiring of modules, inverters, charge controllers, and batteries will be explored. Students will plan and execute photovoltaic system installations.
MnTC Goals

Prerequisite(s): None
Corequisite(s): None
Recommendation: None

Major Content
  1. Tools required for PV system installation
  2. PPE required for PV system installation
  3. PV module mounting systems
  4. PV modules and related wiring
  5. PV inverters and related wiring
  6. PV charge controllers and related wiring
  7. Battery system wiring and maintenance

Learning Outcomes
At the end of this course students will be able to:

  1. describe the tools required for PV system installation and their use.
  2. describe the PPE required for PV system installation and applications where it is required.
  3. describe the components in a PV system and their location in the system chain.
  4. locate applicable code requirements in the NEC for PV systems and battery systems.
  5. install a typical PV mounting system.
  6. mount and wire PV module strings.
  7. mount and wire a PV inverter.
  8. mount and wire a PV charge controller.
  9. perform PV System Maintenance and Troubleshooting.
  10. describe battery system containment vessels.
  11. wire a battery system for a standalone PV system.
  12. perform battery maintenance required for a PV battery system.

Competency 1 (1-6)
Competency 2 (7-10)

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