Saturday, November 18, 2017

 

Solar Panel Installer
(GCZ001)


This workstation introduces students to the basic principles of solar power. It leads
them through a series of hands-on activities to install a set of solar panels on a roof
system using industry grade materials. Students work with a solar panel mounting
system, solar panel roof anchors, electrical wire, storage batteries, power inverter,
and solar charge controller, and tie all to a residential electrical service panel.

Curriculum
Curriculum manual is provided in a three-ring binder, with pages contained in page protectors. Easy to follow step by step activities are highlighted using full color photographs. Once introduced to career related information ( job description, education and training requirements, job prospects, and income ranges) the student begins a hands-on work experience, using professional tools of the trade to complete projects or tasks. Pre- and post-tests, worksheets, answer sheets, and instructors guide.

 

 

 


Solar Energy Workstation
Wooden framed mockup of 1/2 of a gable roof, with see-through locking tool cabinet.

         • 20 Hour Curriculum Package
         • STEM Based
         • Professional Tools of the Trade
         • Completely Equipped for 3 Class
Periods

 

 

 

 



Hands On Activities

  • Mount a solar panel anchor system to a roof section
  • Assemble a solar panel rail system to the roof anchors
  • Mount two solar panels on to the roof
  • Wire the solar panels to each other
  • Wire the solar panels to a solar controller
  • Wire the controller to a battery storage station
  • Connect the storage batteries in a series circuit
  • Connect the batteries to a power inverter

  

Tool Box

Supply Drawer

  

 

Equipment and Tools

Sine wave inverter; three solar panels; solar charge controller; light bar with lamps; 6 volt sealed batteries; cables; solar mount flat top standoff; solar mount rail; brackets; wire stripper; wire cutter; #2 Phillips screwdriver; bladed screwdriver; digital multimeter; voltage detector; ratchet; sockets; deep well sockets; drill driver; tape measure; tool belt; chalk line.

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