XZEB 1150 – Introduction to Solar Photovoltaic & Electrical Systems for Zero Energy & Passive House Homes
British Columbia Institute of Technology
September 22 - October 20, 2022 Online, BC
This introductory course focuses on integrated solar photovoltaic (PV) and electrical systems in Zero Energy or Passive House homes. The course will outline the decision-making for planning, designing, and constructing/renovating a Zero Energy home with integrated solar PV and electrical systems. It applies “lessons learned” from case studies of Zero Energy homes equipped with solar PV technology. Key topics include critical elements of a design-build process, pre-design considerations and requirements, future-proofing for new technologies and electrical circuit load capacity, equipment and monitoring options, and hand-off best practices. This course is intended to be offered fully online or in a hybrid of online live lectures and discussions. The online learning model includes live lectures and complimentary self-guided learning materials in the BCIT Learning Hub.