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    Appalachian State University
   
 
  Nov 19, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Graduate Bulletin

TEC 5608 - Photovoltaic System Design and Construction (3)


When Offered: Fall, Spring
This course will introduce students to the basic concepts, tools, techniques and materials needed to design and construct systems that convert solar resources into electricity with photovoltaic (PV) technologies. Students will have the opportunity to learn how to assess the solar resources available at a particular site and how that information can be used to properly design PV systems. They will also have the opportunity to learn how to design and construct complete code compliant photovoltaic systems and become familiar with contemporary trends and products. The course will include classroom and “hands-on” design, construction and possibly some field trip experiences outside of class.
Prerequisites: TEC 1728 (Architectural Graphics and Computer Modeling), TEC 2029 (Society and Technology), TEC 2601 (Energy Issues and Technology), TEC 2708 (Construction Technology and Building Codes), TEC 2718 (Building Mechanical Systems), and TEC 3638 (Foundations of Appropriate Technology) or permission of the instructor.
Lecture two hours, laboratory two hours. [Dual-listed with TEC 4608.]