ERIC Number: ED240340
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Photovoltaics and Wind Power Systems. Course Syllabus.
Bergen County Vocational-Technical High School, Hackensack, NJ.
This course is one of four in a solar systems and energy management program developed by the Bergen County Vocational-Technical Schools to help tradespeople (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning mechanics; plumbers; and electricians) to develop an awareness of alternate energy sources and to gain skills in the areas of solar installations and energy evaluation and management. The format of the course is a combination of lectures, visual presentations, and shop sessions. Upon completion of the course, students will be expected to understand the operating principles of photovoltaic and windpower systems, to select a system that is compatible with the proposed energy application, and to perform basic installation and repair procedures for common types of systems. Following introductory materials that explain the purpose and conduct of the course, the course syllabus contains nine units. Each unit consists of an outline, objectives, note to the instructor, and/or shop session notes. The units cover the following topics: introduction and orientation, applied principles of basic electricity, history of windmills, types of windmills, electric storage, wind towers, elements of a feasibility study, introduction to photovoltaics, and photovoltaic system components and assembly. The competencies to be acquired by students are listed at the end of the syllabus. (KC)
Descriptors: Air Conditioning, Building Operation, Climate Control, Competence, Conservation Education, Continuing Education, Course Content, Curriculum, Curriculum Guides, Design Requirements, Electric Batteries, Electric Circuits, Electrical Systems, Electricity, Electronics, Energy Conservation, Heat, Heating, Housing, Job Skills, Job Training, Maintenance, Mechanics (Process), Postsecondary Education, Power Technology, Repair, Solar Energy, Temperature, Trade and Industrial Education, Wind Energy
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: New Jersey State Dept. of Education, Trenton. Div. of Vocational Education and Career Preparation.
Authoring Institution: Bergen County Vocational-Technical High School, Hackensack, NJ.