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      Test #1: Introduction to Solar Photovoltaic Systems in Gilbert

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      September 10, 2009

      Thursday   7:00 PM

      Gilbert, Arizona 85234

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      Test #1: Introduction to Solar Photovoltaic Systems

      Arizona Solar Training Class - Test #1: Introduction to Solar Photovoltaic Systems To take this Chapter #1 Text, you should have: 1. Read Photovoltaic Systems, Chapter 1 on Introduction to Photovoltaic Systems 2. Memorized the terms on pages 23-24 3. Memorized the Chapter 1 flash cards 4. Taken the Chapter 1 practice quiz contained on the CD-Rom from the back of your text book 5. Feel confident that you can answer 70% of Chapter 1 test questions 6. The online test will be email to you 30 minutes prior to test time The Chapter 1 Test will contain questions on: Compare the advantages and disadvantages of installing a solar PV system Provide background on some of the factors that have stimulated the growth of solar deployments worldwide Evaluate the design priorities for PV systems among different application needs Describe the primary levels of the PV industry and how they interact Understand why it is important for solar installers to be well trained Differentiate between flat-plate collectors and concentrating collectors Understand how the different types of solar energy technologies utilize solar radiation Chapter 1: Introduction to Photovoltaic Systems Photovoltaics is a solar energy technology that uses the unique properties of certain semi-conductors to directly convert radiation into electricity. Photovoltaic (PV) systems use wafers, typically made of crystalline silicon, that are sensitive to sunlight and produce a small direct current when exposed to light. When these PV cells, also known as solar cells, are combined into larger arrangements called modules, they produce an appreciable amount of electrical power with no moving parts, noise or harmful emissions.

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