This competency-based course is the second in a sequence of three designed for alternative and renewable energy technology. It provides students with project-based experiences in photovoltaic (PV) system selection, site selection, and mechanical design adaptation. Technical instruction includes an introduction and reviews of workplace safety policies and procedures, resource management, trade mathematics, and employability skills. Emphasis is placed on PV system hardware and component evaluation, site assessment techniques for finding suitable location for PV systems, sizing/costing/selection of PV systems based on site assessment results, and PV system mechanical design criteria and adaptations. The competencies in this course are aligned with the California High School Academic Content Standards and the California Career Technical Education Model Curriculum Standards.
Enrollment requires the successful completion of the Photovoltaics/1 (72-65-50) course.