Solar Photovoltaic Technology Basics and Applications
Class # 28402
Time: 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Dates: 11/3/21 - 12/8/21
Instructor: Zbigniew Radzimski
Notes: Spokane Community College
1810 N Greene Street, Spokane, WA 99217
n recent years we have seen a significant increase in the development and use of renewable energies in both industrial and residential applications. The increase is accounted for by environmental concerns and economic considerations due to significant cost reduction. The focus of this course is on photovoltaic (PV) solar systems designed for residential applications; however, the industrial applications will be also discussed. Start with an overview of renewable energies used around the world and in the US. Discussions include the fundamentals of solar energy conversion and solar cell operation and introduce participants to the entire solar cell manufacturing process. Class will also cover PV applications. The class will calculate the size of a solar array for selected applications and will be guided through the selection of proper components. The economics of solar cell applications, especially in our Northwest region, will also be considered..