Jun 23, 2024  
2020-2021 Graduate Bulletin 
2020-2021 Graduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

TEC 5515 - PV Operations and Maintenance (3)

When Offered: Spring
This course will introduce students to concepts, tools, techniques, and materials needed to perform operations and maintenance (O&M) including inspections, commissioning, performance verification, and troubleshooting for grid-direct PV systems. Students will learn how to safely and effectively utilize essential O&M tools, such as I-V curve tracing, thermal imaging, and electroluminescence imaging. Data analysis technique will be introduced. PV reliability issues including system level, module level, and cell level will also be studied. Contemporary trends, products, economics, and policies will be emphasized. Content mastery and applied practice at the graduate level is expected.
Lecture two hours, laboratory two hours. [Dual-listed with TEC 4515.]