Upon completion of the course, the student should understand the design process for the two most popular configurations for battery-backup, grid-connected Photovoltaic Systems, including:
*Whole house backup vs partial house backup.
*How to determine power and energy needs of proposed standby loads.
*How to decide whether to design a system as AC-coupled or DC-coupled.
*How to select all system components, including modules, inverters, batteries and system integration components to meet the system electrical and structural design requirements.
*The advantages of modern systems over legacy systems.
*The roles of present and future systems in modernizing the grid.