University at Buffalo
Solar Energy and Electrical System Design
University at Buffalo

Solar Energy and Electrical System Design

This course is part of Solar Energy for Engineers, Architects and Code Inspectors Specialization

Taught in English

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Gay E Canough

Instructor: Gay E Canough

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Intermediate level
Some related experience required
16 hours (approximately)
Flexible schedule
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What you'll learn

  • Analyze advantages and disadvantages of various PV systems

  • Evaluate PV system requirements

  • Identify key PV design considerations and planning tools

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Course

Gain insight into a topic and learn the fundamentals

4.7

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95%

Intermediate level
Some related experience required
16 hours (approximately)
Flexible schedule
Learn at your own pace

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This course is part of the Solar Energy for Engineers, Architects and Code Inspectors Specialization
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There are 5 modules in this course

Learners will explore site inspection considerations, shade calculations, roof assessments, solar panel location and spacing, floodplains, power line and battery locations, circuit boxes, pros and cons of rooftop and ground-mounted systems, and considerations related to commercial and utility scale solar applications.

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11 videos9 readings3 quizzes

Students will learn about system loads and efficiency, wind and weight loading, how to calculate the proper size for lag bolts, measuring excess capacity, and considerations related to ballast systems.

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7 videos6 readings2 quizzes

Students will learn about system sizing considerations and calculations.

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14 videos14 readings3 quizzes

Students will learn about aesthetics considerations and tools for PV planning

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4 videos7 readings2 quizzes

Students will apply their learning to perform system design calculations.

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1 reading1 quiz

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4.7 (274 ratings)
Gay E Canough
University at Buffalo
3 Courses34,051 learners

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