Design a grid tied solar photovoltaic system
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Design a grid tied solar photovoltaic system

A practical DIYers guide to understand and design your first solar photovoltaic system.
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4.4 (56 ratings)
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Last updated 1/2019
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This course includes
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 2 articles
  • 5 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • 2019 How to design a grid tied solar photovoltaic system
  • Working through designing a grid tied solar PV system
  • Electrical Wiring
Requirements
  • Basic electrical knowledge is a plus
  • Electrical Wiring
Description

A practical DIYers guide to understand and design your first solar photovoltaic system.

Wether you want to start a career in the solar industry, have a system installed, or install your own system yourself, this course is a great resource.

We go through the process that professionals use to design solar PV systems and the explain the fundamentals along the way in order to give you a working understanding of the mechanics of solar PV.


Solar Energy Simplified has been professionally installing solar photovoltaic systems for over 10 years.

We are now focused on having the biggest positive impact possible by teaching as many people as possible how to install their own solar energy systems.

We have spent a lot of time simplifying the process in order to provide you with a unique, straight forward way to learn practical solar energy knowledge.

Who this course is for:
  • Everyone
Course content
Expand all 22 lectures 56:23
+ Pre Design
6 lectures 12:57
Intro to PV design
01:06
Site visit
02:01
Location Specific Variables
05:45
National Electric Code
00:31
Equipment Selection
01:20
Back of the Envelope system size calculation
02:14
+ Design
6 lectures 16:55
Layout prerequsites
03:03
Doing the maximum layout
02:30
Refining the layout
03:42
Calculating production
01:26
Structural design prerequisites
02:29
Structural design
03:45
+ Electrical Design & Plans
7 lectures 13:57

Download the electrical design PDF and fill it out throughout this section. You will need that Info for the final design.

Intro to electrical design
00:05
Wire sizing
05:46
Conduit selection and fill
03:29
Overcurrent protection and disconnects
01:52
Grounding
00:50
Equipment grounding
01:41

For the final layout, it would be easier to get the info from the PDF that I included, it will walk you through using the info that you have collected along the way to put it all together into a final design for your system.

I also included an example of what plans can look like.

Final design
00:13