Electrical Theory 102 For Solar Applications

Watch Webinar | Time: 44:51

Electrical Engineering 102 for Solar Applications explores advanced electrical concepts, as they relate to solar, beginning where we left off in EE101 for Solar Applications, which can be viewed on our website. This presentation, led by Senior SunWize engineer Rob Rallo, is designed for those with some amount of background in either solar or electrical engineering basics, such as Ohm’s law.

The first topic this presentation covers is voltage drop. Excessive voltage drop can result in electrical equipment not functioning correctly, or transmission signals not being received. Voltage drop is important in solar because sometimes there are long distances that cables must run between major components of the system (solar array, controls, batteries, etc.).

The second topic we cover is how to read a schematic drawing, including definitions on symbols, examples, common layouts, and much more.

The last section of the webinar covers loop analysis and nodal analysis, including Kirchoff’s laws, and how that applies to wiring in series and parallel.