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T.R.E.A.T.Y. School Update #7 – Solar Panel Schedule

September 28, 2009 by admin1  
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Brian Clark showing the process of fabrication for solar panels. Brian will be leading the workshop later this week.

The Schedule for the upcoming Solar Panel Build!  Contact David Grefrath immediately if you’d like to attend, or if you have any questions.

Hope to see you soon!

Pine Ridge Indian Reservation Itinerary

October 1st – October 5th, 2009

Day 1 – Thursday

9:00 am – 11:30 am

PV Basics

Overview of the photovoltaic concept, common terms, and PV history

11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Lunch

12:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Electricity Basics

Overview of watts, amps, volts and Ohm’s Law

Day 2 – Friday

9:00 am – 10:30 am

Tools/Materials

Overview of the tools and materials necessary to complete the job. Compare a wood framed panel to an encapsulated/aluminum framed panel

10:30 am – 11:30 am

Measuring frame materials

Adding to the PV and Electricity Basics we will determine the dimensions for our panel and begin construction

11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Lunch

12:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Panel Construction

Build the frames for the panels

Day 3 – Saturday

9:00 am – 11:30 am

Wiring cells

Begin wiring and soldering of solar cells

11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Lunch

12:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Soldering cells

Finish soldering of solar cells

2:30 pm – 4:00pm

Cutting broken cells

Overview of cutting and wiring of broken cells

Day 4 – Sunday

9:00 am – 11:30 am

Encapsulant

Encapsulant preparation and pouring onto cells

11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Lunch

12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

Encapsulant

Check front of panels for air bubbles, reset press

2:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Components

Overview of solar systems components and how to wire them together

Day 5 – Monday

9:00 am – 11:30 am

Site Analysis

Solar site survey methods, best practices

11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Lunch

12:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Panel Construction

Finish panel construction and wire the junction box. Test in sun!

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Wrap Up

Summary, Questions