CET 0040. Beginning Photovoltaic Systems

Units: 4
Formerly known as ESS 30
Advisory: Completion with grade of "C" or better or concurrent enrollment in CET 1
Hours: 108 (54 lecture, 54 laboratory)
Introduction to photovoltaic concepts, applications, and the solar energy industry. Includes basics of electricity, load estimation, energy efficiency, solar site assessment, photovoltaic system components, sizing, financial analysis, design, installation concepts, and maintenance. This course taken with CET 42 prepares students to sit for the NABCEP PV Entry Level Certificate of Knowledge exam. (CSU)