Electricity Basics

Electricity Basics

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Students need a foundation in basic electricity in order to study Solar PV technologies and move into new careers in the exciting Solar industry. Pace University offers a 16 hour, two-day hands-on course to prepare students for Solar PV Design and Installation Basics.

Students will learn basic electrical theory and characteristics, electrical equations, including Ohm's Law, electrical, and photovoltaic circuts. They will be introduced to the national Electric Code, the propser use of hand tools, schematic drawings and more.

Course Details
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Date: September 13 & 20

Days: 2 Saturdays 9am-5:30pm

Fee: $395.00

Location: One Pace Plaza, New York, NY 10038

CRN: 90273

Date: February 21 & 28

Days: 2 Saturdays 9am-5:30pm

Fee: $395.00

Location: One Pace Plaza, New York, NY 10038

CRN: 90607

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Course Description

This class is designed to prepare students for the material covered in Solar PV Design and Installation Basics. Students will learn basic electrical theory and characteristics, electrical equations, including Ohm's Law, electrical and photovoltaic circuits. They will be introduced to the National Electric Code, the proper use of hand tools, schematic drawings and more.

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You Will Learn To

  • Understand the electricity basics that affect Solar PV systems
  • Identify the mathematical and electrical laws that are involved
  • Perform the calculations that will assess how much electricity will be generated by an identified solar site
  • Understand the basics of the National Electric Code
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Who Should Enroll

Persons interested in taking Solar PV Design and Installation Basics who do not possess the basic knowledge of electricity that is a requirement for enrolling in that course.

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Course Format

Two Days; Instructor-led. Class runs Saturdays from 9am-5:30pm.

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Questions?

Please contact us at (888) 561-7223 or continuinged@pace.edu

Outline for Electricity Basics

Day 1
Electrical Theory
Atoms and Magnetism
Conductors
Electrical Characteristics
Voltage
Current
Resistance
Electrical Equations
Ohm’s Law
Electrical Circuits
Series
Parallel
Electrical Measurements
Photovoltaic Circuits

Day 2
Electrical Practical
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
National Electric Code (NEC)
Electrician’s Tools and Hardware
Hand Tools
Raceways and Fittings
Conductors and Cables
Schematic drawings
Electrical Services
Electrical Test Equipment
Photovoltaic Installer’s Tools and Hardware

 

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