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Learner Reviews & Feedback for Solar Energy and Electrical System Design by University at Buffalo

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About the Course

This course supplies learners with the insights necessary for properly planning, and therefore successfully installing, a photovoltaic (PV) system per design specifications. It directs learners through the important steps of initial site inspection and evaluating appropriate locations for PV systems, and features unique elements of residential, small, industrial and utility-scale solar applications. The course probes key design concerns – including load, efficiency, and mechanical and electrical design – as well as aesthetics and tools for planning. Learners experiment with calculations needed to design a PV system, exercising newly gained knowledge about site selection, layout, code compliance, system components, and wire sizing. This course is targeted for engineers who have interest in entering the solar power sectors. It is also appropriate for HVAC installers, architects and building code inspectors. Learners should have a basic grasp of electrical engineering, physics and mathematical concepts. Those who are unfamiliar with how PV works, the elements of a PV system, and/or solar power ROI should take the first course of the specialization, Solar Energy Systems Overview. Material includes online lectures, videos, demos, hands-on exercises, project work, readings and discussions. This is the second course in the Solar PV for Engineers, Architects and Code Inspectors specialization. To learn more about the specialization, check out a video overview at https://youtu.be/XjkKzbXqA6s....

Top reviews

DP
Jun 1, 2021

GREAT CONTENT TALKING ABOUT THE TECHNICAL PART OF SOLAR ENERGY SYSTEM DESIGNING AND DATA PROVIDED BY PROFESSOR WAS EXCELLENT FOR HAVING A PRACTICE OF DESIGNING THE SOLAR SYSTEM OF OUR OWN HOUSE.

SB
Jul 15, 2020

100% Efforts by Instructor.\n\nIts amazing to learn how each aspects is being covered in the course.\n\nPRACTICAL Videos of the each parts of the solar was very impressive.\n\nJust Excellent!!!!

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By Michał K

Jan 10, 2021

Nice practical view on the topic. But the whole course was quite chaotic - for me it seems like much information was repeated many times - it could be organised better.

I would like to see also proffesional P&ID's of some example systems with an explaination - not only diagram sketches.

By iradukunda T T

Sep 14, 2020

this is the great course for the beginner just for us to know general knowledge about solar design.

I would like to ask if there is any way that you can offer certificates from designing softwares like homer and PVsyst.

thank you

By Abdelmaqsoud M R S

Aug 22, 2020

need to add practical material for connecting the system

By wael a

Aug 9, 2021

It's theoretical, not practical.

By Isuru K

Oct 11, 2020

should include more designs