The EE200  intensive training course is designed to help individuals understand the fundamentals of solar energy systems from scratch. No experience is required. It covers a wide range of topics, including: the fundamentals of solar energy, types of solar energy systems, electricity fundamentals, system sizing principles, and the design of photovoltaic systems. This course includes 20 hours of onsite training, a course outline, examples, exercises, quizzes, assignments, final exam and a certificate of completion.

Pre-requisites: None

Course Objectives

o Understand the components of solar power system and deal with them.
o Understand parameters related to sun.
o Understand fundamentals of electricity.
o Ability to design off/on grid solar power systems.

Pre-Requisites by Topic

o Calculus
o Electricity

Computer Usage: Online tables, Matlab and solar system Simulation software.

Topics

1. Introduction To Solar Power Systems                 0.5 Hour

2. Fundamentals of Solar Energy                             5 Hours
o The sun
o Radiation, Global radiation
o Irradiance, insolation and irradiation
o Solar constant
o Peak sun hour
o Solar position, azimuth, altitude
o Geographic coordinates
o Earth’s motion
o Time zone.
o Declination angle
o Distance between the earth and the sun calculations
o Magnetic declination
o Air mass
o Tilt angle
o Solar radiation measuring tools
o Finding the insolation table for any location
o Solar calculations using Matlab

3. Electricity Fundamentals                                           1.5 Hours
o Electric charge
o Electric current
o Insulator, conductors, and simi-conductors
o Electric voltage
o AC vs. DC
o Parallel & series connections
o Power and energy
o Estimate the monthly consumption of energy
o Electric bills

4. Fundamentals of Photovoltaic Systems                                             5 Hours
o Features of photovoltaic systems
o Applications of PV systems
o Types of PV systems
o Photovoltaic (PV) Effect
o Photovoltaic cell, module and array
o I-V & P-V characteristic curves
o Factors effecting the performance of the PV module
o Solar module orientation
o Charge controller; principle & types
o Battery ; principle & types
o Power inverter ; principle & types
o The load

5. Procedure of Designing a PV System (On & Off Grid)                       1.5 Hours

6. Applications In How to Design Off-grid Solar Power Systems        1.5 Hours

7. Review & Other Topics                                                                              1 Hour

Assignment of course grade:
The grade will be based on the weighted index as shown below.

Homework . . . . . . . . . 15 %
Quizzes . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 %
Project .. . . . . . . . . . . . 15 %
Final Exam . . . . . . . . . 55 %

* 3 quizzes + 3 Assignments+ 1 project + 1 final exam

Course Pass Grade: 80%

Important Note: Students who do not pass 80% can retake the final exam after paying $30 exam fee.


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  • $400.00
  • 4 days
  • 10 SEATS
  • Course Certificate
  • Begins: Tue. August 26, 2017
  • Ends: Wed. August 30, 2017
  • Duration: 4 Days (20hrs)
  • Days: Lec#1, 2, 3, & 4: August 26, 27, 28, & 30
  • Break: 10 Minutes Every 1 hr
  • Final Exam Date: -
  • Pre-requisites: None
  • Location: Onsite (Amman-Jordan)
  • Time: 4:00 am-9:00 am (EST, GMT-5) (4hrs) | 11:00 am-4:00 pm Amman (GMT+2)
  • Languages: English/Arabic
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