AE 868
Commercial Solar Electric Systems

Summary and Final Tasks


Let's go back to our scenario from the beginning of this lesson. Now that you have several datasheets for inverters from the solar trade show, you can easily prepare the report to your director about available inverter types, efficiency, the capacity factor, and voltage and current ranges. In addition, you can confidently recommend the best inverter for the solar firm depending on the PV system types they are involved in.

As a solar designer, you are equipped with the right tools to choose the inverter configuration based on the factors that affect performance, such as type of ventilation, size, and other features. Finally, you can suggest inverter configurations to optimize performance based on each specific installation's requirements.

The next lesson will discuss the pieces that are essential to put the PV systems together, which is the "Balance of System" or BOS. We will cover a variety of topics, starting from mounting structure types to mechanical and electrical components, and finally, how to find the main parameters that help designers to optimize the 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.