2022-23 Course Catalog

AET2100 Photovoltaic Technology

This course will provide an overview of photovoltaic (PV) technology in various aspects including the principles, manufacturing, installation and maintenance. It will start from the introduction of the p-n junction. Different types of solar cells will be discussed and their characteristic compared. Details of the operation of solar systems will be taught as well as how they are connected to the grids. Components in a typical PV system will be explained in terms of their functions and performance. Then the procedure of PV installation will be explained, including the site assessment, panel installation and electric wiring. The relevant NEC codes and solar work safety will be introduced. Hands-on labs will be integrated into the course to help students better understand the PV installation and maintenance. 3 Cr Hrs. Course Requirement(s): TMT1110 must be taken before or concurrently with this course.