AE 868
Commercial Solar Electric Systems

Summary and Final Tasks


Let's go back to our scenario from the beginning of this lesson. You came back from the solar trade show, and you collected some datasheets for battery types and technologies from different manufacturers. Now that you are fully knowledgeable about the basic information of battery technology types, efficiency, the capacity rating, and voltage and current ratings, you can work on the report needed by your director. In addition, you can confidently recommend the best battery candidate for the solar firm for which you work.

As a solar designer, you are equipped with the right information to choose battery technology based on the factors that affect performance of batteries when they are installed, such as rate of discharge and the ambient temperature. Finally, you can suggest methods to increase the cycle life of the battery bank.

The next lesson will discuss the heart of any PV system, which is the "Power Conditioning Unit." We will cover a variety of topics starting from basic characteristics to factors that affect performance, and finally, stringing tools considering inverter's parameters that lead to optimal PV system design.

Reminder - Complete all of the Lesson Requirements!

You have reached the end of this lesson. Before you move to the next lesson, double-check the list on the first page of the lesson to make sure you have completed all of the requirements listed there.