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Solar PV Installation and Troubleshooting Course Development

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2022 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition


Minneapolis, MN

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August 23, 2022

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June 26, 2022

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June 29, 2022

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NSF Grantees Poster Session

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Mohsen Azizi New Jersey Institute of Technology

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MOHSEN AZIZI is an assistant professor in the School of Applied Engineering and Technology at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT). He received the M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical and computer engineering from Concordia University, Montreal, Canada, in 2005 and 2010, respectively. From 2010 to 2013, he was an R&D engineer at Aviya Tech Inc. and Pratt & Whitney Canada Inc., Longueuil, Canada, where he designed and developed control and fault diagnosis systems for jet engines. His research has been focused on decentralized control and fault diagnosis techniques in microgrids, renewable energy systems, mechatronics, and aerospace.

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Venancio Fuentes County College of Morris

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VENANCIO L. FUENTES is a full professor in the Engineering Technologies/Engineering Science Department at County College of Morris and is currently serving as the department’s chairperson. He received is B.E. in electrical engineering from Stony Brook University and his M.E. in electrical engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology. He is a registered Professional Engineer (PE) in New Jersey and prior to entering teaching, worked as a systems engineer for Sperry Corporation and later for Kearfott Guidance and Navigation, where he was involved in the design of sea, air and space borne navigation systems.

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Renewable energy systems are environmentally friendly power generation solutions as compared to traditional fossil generators, and as a result have created a continuously expanding job market. The global investment in solar photovoltaic (PV) systems has gone through a mostly increasing trend in the past ten years, which implies that solar PV systems will own a major share of the power generation and distribution market in the near future. In this NSF-funded project, the state-of-the-art equipment are used to design and develop the new laboratory and course “Solar PV Installation and Troubleshooting”. The new course is designed, developed, improved, and enhanced in close collaboration with industrial partners in order to prepare the students for the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP). In this paper, the equipment used in this new course as well as the course outline and laboratory experiments will be presented and explained.

Azizi, M., & Fuentes, V. (2022, August), Solar PV Installation and Troubleshooting Course Development Paper presented at 2022 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Minneapolis, MN. 10.18260/1-2--41927

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