Fundamentals of Photovoltaic Systems
@ Honolulu Community College
This course provides an introduction to photovoltaic (PV) concepts, applications, and the solar energy industry. Topics covered in this course include basic math skills as they relate to Solar PV systems, the basics of electricity, load estimation, energy efficiency, solar site surveying, photovoltaic system components and installation concepts. This is a basic course which will give those new to the industry insight on what PV is about.
This is a prerequisite course for those with no PV experience. Taken with Introduction to Solar Photovoltaic Design and Installation, this course prepares participants to sit for the NABCEP PV Entry Level Certificate of Knowledge exam.
Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to:
1. Recite and use the 8 basic ratings of electricity and PV:
Solar Irradiance (Solar Power)
Solar Irradiation (Solar Energy)
2. Recite and use the 4 basic electrical equations:
Voltage Equation (Ohm's Law)
3. Estimate a reasonable answer before starting math calculations.
4. Efficiently find specific information within the textbook.
Requirements for Participation:
Must be 18 years or older and have a high school diploma or equivalent.
Recommended Prep: 6th grade math and reading levels
Certificate of Participation
Cost of Program
665.00 – "Do I have to pay this?"
About This Provider
Honolulu Community College
Offering training in City & County of Honolulu
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Description of School
Two-year public college
Accreditation and/or Licensing Agency
Member of the American Association of Community Colleges and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. Fully accredited since 1970 by Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges, Western Association of Schools and Colleges.
Financial Aid Options
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This provider does offer job placement services to its students.
Janis Dela Cruz, Admissions Office
874 Dillingham Boulevard
Honolulu, HI 96817
ETP Approval Dates
Last Approved On: July 1, 2017
Valid Through: June 30, 2019