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Beginner Level

Approx. 6 hours to complete

English

Subtitles: English, Persian

Learner Career Outcomes

33%

started a new career after completing these courses

40%

got a tangible career benefit from this course

33%

got a pay increase or promotion

Shareable Certificate

Earn a Certificate upon completion

100% online

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible deadlines

Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.

Beginner Level

Approx. 6 hours to complete

English

Subtitles: English, Persian

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

3 hours to complete

Photovoltaic Solar Energy

3 hours to complete
8 videos (Total 52 min)
8 videos
2. Climate Mitigation5m
3. Progressive Change of the World Energy Mix3m
4. Solar Energy6m
5. Solar Energy (cont.)5m
6. Photovoltaic Solar Energy10m
7. PV : Solar Cell Technologies6m
8. PV : Present Status and Future Developments8m
4 practice exercises
Quiz 18m
Quiz 230m
Quiz 330m
Test 1 - Load Factor30m
Week
2

Week 2

2 hours to complete

SOLAR CELL OPERATION

2 hours to complete
8 videos (Total 54 min)
8 videos
2. Solar Radiation Spectrum7m
Worked Problem - Total Irradiance7m
3. Solar Cell Fundamentals8m
Worked Problem - The I-V Characteristic5m
4. Multi-junctions. Conversion Efficiency Limitations7m
Worked Problem - Solar Cell under Concentration5m
5. From Cell to Module2m
2 practice exercises
Solar Energy Conversion15m
Test: Module Power and Illumination30m
Week
3

Week 3

2 hours to complete

SOLAR PHOTOVOLTAIC SYSTEMS

2 hours to complete
6 videos (Total 33 min)
6 videos
2. Economics & Financing5m
3. Key Players3m
4. Environmental and Social Aspects7m
5. Grid Integration5m
6. Survey of Electricity Storage Technologies7m
4 practice exercises
Photovoltaic Solar Energy30m
PV Characteristics30m
Energy Storage30m
Test: Solar Farm Electricity Price8m

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