GLOBAL EAZI BUILD
The trend setter in “systemizing” the building process.
El Paso for Solar and Wind Rio Grand Green Solutions (RGGS)
Global Eazi Build Home Systems
PO Box 13437 El Paso, TX 79913
Course Syllabus: Entry Level Solar Photovoltaic Installer, Renewable Energy Systems
Starting the Fall of 2009 - 48 Contact Hours
A beginner course in the study of solar photovoltaic (PV) cells, modules, and system components; electrical circuits; PV system design and sizing for use on homes; solar electric products and applications; and understanding energy conversion from sunlight to electricity, and working with solar conversion equipment. The 48-hour course is designed for students to be Tranined in Solar and Renewable Systems By(Manuf)of Photovoltaic (PV) Entry Level Certificate of Knowledge (Manufacturing: RGGS Projects ).
This course is based on the Solar and Renewable Entry Level Certificate of Knowledge program. This program is designed for those individuals wanting to get into the solar field and will be a way for them to show that they have achieved basic knowledge, comprehension and application of key terms and concepts of photovoltaic (solar electric) system operations. The certificate will demonstrate that the student has passed an industry-designed exam based on learning objectives developed by subject matter experts.
As the market grows for photovoltaic, students holding this Manufacturers Entry Level Certificate of Knowledge could find that their, employment opportunities are enhanced by starting the job with an understanding of the basic terms and operational aspects of a PV system. However, the Certificate by itself does not qualify an individual to install PV systems.
Taking the (MANU) exam at the end of the course is optional. There is an additional fee for the Manufactors(MANU-RGGS) testing. Only students who complete the course and pass the Manufactural exam will receive the Renewable Photovoltaic (PV) Entry Level Certificate of Knowledge. Students who pass the course but elect not to take the Manufacturals exam will receive a Rio Grand Green Solutions RGGS Certificate of Completion.
Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to…
- Demonstrate knowledge and application of key solar electric system terms and concepts
- Size & design a simple photovoltaic system
- Register to take an industry-designed examination
Course Learning Objectives:
- Describe markets and applications for photovoltaic systems
- Identify safety hazards of photovoltaic systems; identify practices and protective equipment during photovoltaic system installation and maintenance
- Define basic electrical terms and calculate simple circuit values
- Define and demonstrate solar energy fundamentals
- Explain and calculate photovoltaic module fundamentals
- Describe purpose and operation of photovoltaic system components
- Calculate photovoltaic system sizing
- Understand photovoltaic system electrical design
- Understand photovoltaic system mechanical design
- Describe photovoltaic system performance analysis and troubleshooting
Student Knowledge and Experience Assumptions:
No solar industry experience is assumed. Knowledge requirements include basic math skills (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, fractions, decimals, percentages, use of formulas, algebra, word problems), use of the Internet, problem solving skills, and the use of a calculator.
Methods of Instruction:
The methods of instruction include outside hands-on training as well as classroom instruction and homework. Outside lab will include experiments with solar equipment, use of meters, measurements and calculations of values. Classroom instruction will consist of interactive lectures, class discussions, exercises, tabletop experiments, PowerPoint presentations, Internet illustrations, and videos. It will be based on the assumption that you have done the reading assignments before class. Homework will include reading assignments, problem sets, and the design of solar photovoltaic systems including equipment specification.
The student’s successful completion will be determined by:
- Mid-term and Final Exams
- Lab Participation
- Overall Attendance (Must complete a minimum of 40 hours for PV credit)
Determining of Final Grade:
Students will receive either “credit” or “non-credit” for the entire course, based on the successful completion of the activities described above. No partial credit will be offered.
Any student suspected of engaging in academic dishonest of any kind (i.e. cheating, plagiarism), will be disqualified. If a student is found to have been engaging in academic dishonesty, they will be removed from the relevant program, and will not receive credit for any course not completed.
Certificate of Completion:
Upon successful completion of all course requirements, the student will be given a Rio Grand Green Solutions certificate of completion as verification of receiving RGGS credit for this course.
Instructors will be evaluated at the end of this course. Students are asked to contribute comments, which shall be used in the creation of an on going professional development plan for the instructor.
Contact Information: Fajrshabnam Al-Amin Coordinator Contact Information: This publication was developed as part of the RGGS Entry Level PV Installer Certification Program and was funded with 100% program development costs from (RGGS)Rio Grand Green Solutions a Div of Global Eazi Build Home Systems .
Office – (915) 239-2998
Global Eazi Home Build Systems
Renewable Energy Department
PO Box 13437 El Paso, TX 79913
Coordinator Contact Information:
This publication was developed as part of the RGGS Entry Level PV Installer Certification Program and was funded with 100% program development costs from (RGGS)Rio Grand Green Solutions a Div of Global Eazi Build Home Systems .