PV 101 (Introduction to Photovoltaics)

  • 18 Oct 2014
  • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • LincolnLand Community College
PV 101 (Introduction to Photovoltaics)- OCT 18


Contact for registration:

Registration number at LLCC:  217-786-2292

Course Registration numbers:

PV 101 

Members $85  WST-034-42WF

Non-member $105  WST – 034 – 41WF



Course Description

This one-day course uses a combination of lecture and classroom activities to teach the basics of solar electric systems. Participants will learn how photovoltaic (PV) systems work, diagram the four PV system types, describe and identify components, understand the best application and limitations of each system type, define the solar window, make energy efficiency recommendations, estimate system loads, and understand the basics of PV site assessment.

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

Define photovoltaics
Explain how photovoltaic systems work
Diagram the four system types
Describe and identify components of a photovoltaic system
Identify the best application and limitations of each system type
Define the solar window
Use Ohm's Law
Read an electric utility bill
Estimate electrical loads
Make energy efficiency recommendations
Identify PV mounting types
Explain the basics of a PV site assessment
Calculate system costs
Describe financial incentives for PV
Recognized CECs for Licensed Professionals

8.0 credit hours for WI Dwelling Contractor Qualifiers
7.5 credit hours for WI Commercial Electrical Inspectors
7.5 credit hours for WI Journeyman and Master Electricians
7.5 credit hours for WI UDC - Electrical Inspectors

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