PV Training Equipment for a Complete Laboratory That Costs Less Than $25,000
Assumes a class of 10-14 students
# of Items Item Vendor Unit Cost Total Cost Laboratory

Use

2

Pathfinder Solar Pathfinder

$270

$540

Shading and Site Survey Lab

 

1

Pathfinder Assistant Program Solar Pathfinder

$160

$160

1

Solmetrics Sun Eye 210 Solmetric

$2,000

$2,000

Subtotal

$2,700

2

Inverter, PV Powered 2000SD Affordable Solar

$1,500

$3,000

Inverter Lab

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

Meter, AC kWh Hialeah Meter

$50

$100

2

Meter, AC can Home Depot

$30

$60

2

Disconnect, AC Home Depot

$30

$60

2

Breakers (x2), AC, 15 amp, SP Home Depot

$30

$60

2

Disconnect, DC, 30 amp, HU361 Affordable Solar

$175

$350

2

Box, DC, Combiner outback Outback Power Sys

$150

$300

2

Fuses (x2), DC,KLKD-15 Outback Power Sys

$25

$50

2

Fuse holder (x2), DC, 30 amp, DIN mount Outback Power Sys

$40

$80

2

Load panel, 100 amp, 240 V Various

$100

$200

Subtotal

  $4,260

1

Inverter, Battery, 48 V Various

$1,800

$1,800

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Battery and Inverter Lab

1

Meter, AC kWh Hialeah Meter

$50

$50

1

Meter, AC can Home Depot

$30

$30

1

Disconnect, AC Home Depot

$30

$30

1

Breakers , AC, 60 amp, SP Home Depot

$30

$30

1

Disconnect, DC, 30 amp, HU361 Affordable Solar

$175

$175

1

Box, DC, Combiner outback Outback Power Sys

$150

$150

2

Fuses, DC, KLKD-15 Outback Power Sys

$25

$50

2

Fuse holder, DC, 30 amp, DIN mount Outback Power Sys

$50

$100

4

Batteries, 12V Outback Power Sys

$150

$600

1

Load panel, 100 amp, 240 V Various

$100

$100

Subtotal

  $3,115

2

Roof mockup FSEC constructed

$600

$1,200

Inverter, I-V Curve and Array Mounting Lab

 

 

   

2

Mounting systems (racks, etc.) for PV Affordable Solar

$750

$1,500

   

2

2000 Watt PV array ($1.30/watt) Affordable Solar

$2675

$5,350

Subtotal

$8,050

2

Clamp, DC current, AEMC DC Newark Electronics

$200

$400

 

4

VOM meter, Fluke (x2) 115 Newark Electronics

$300

$1200

2

Meter, Solar, Daystar Daystar, Inc.

$150

$300

2

IR Temp Gun, Fluke Newark Electronics

$100

$200

2

Wire wound resistor 25 Ohm, 1000W Various

$150

$300

Subtotal

  $2,400

1

Load tester Autometer

$350

$350

 

Battery Demonstration Lab

 

 

 

1

Starting battery, Lead Acid Various

$100

$100

1

Deep Cycle Battery Various

$200

$200

1

Face shield Various

$40

$40

1

Rubber gloves Various

$25

$25

1

Safety apron Various

$50

$50

2

Charge controllers Various

$110

$220

Subtotal

     $985

4

Safety material and equipment (harness, life line, leash, eye protection, roof mounting bracket, safety video) Various $100

$400

 

Subtotal

     $400
  Work tools and materials (drill, screw drivers, torque wrench, bonding equipment, gloves, drill bits, socket sets, hammers, sealants) Various $1,500

$1,500

 

Subtotal

  $1,500

GRAND TOTALS

$14,550 $23,410

 

 

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