This 2 hour Nebraska Electrician continuing education course covers the details of photovoltaic (PV) systems, starting with an introduction. Next we'll explain the components in and configuration of a PV system. Next we'll discuss the electrical sources, and system configurations. In section 2 we will address batteries, and battery types and systems. In section 3 we'll take a look at charge controllers and charge controller types. Lastly, in section 4 we'll cover electrical integration, looking at conductors and wiring methods, overcurrent protection, disconnects, grounding, and battery systems.
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- Approved By: Nebraska State Electrical Board
Charles "Chuck" Price is At Your Pace Online's Subject Matter Expert for the Electrical Trade. He started out in grocery management at the age of 18 and after 5 years decided to venture into the electrical trade in 1996. He served his apprenticeship and quickly became a foreman running work. He gained experience in many facets of the trade such as working on traffic signals, hospitals and healthcare buildings, waste water treatment plants, and many commercial applications including telecommunications data centers. He currently is working for the area's largest healthcare system.
One of his passions is working with kids - and that starts with his own two boys! He has coached youth football and basketball at several levels and is part of a men's organization that raises money for the youth as well. He is a leader in the local 4-H group, helping kids learn about animal science. All in all, Chuck focuses on being the best father he can be, while maintaining a firm grasp on the ever-changing electrical industry.