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Learner Reviews & Feedback for Solar Energy Basics by The State University of New York

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665 reviews

About the Course

This course gives you an introduction to the fundamentals of solar power as it applies to solar panel system installations. You will learn to compare solar energy to other energy resources and explain how solar panels, or photovoltaics (PV for short), convert sunlight to electricity. You will be able to identify the key components needed in a basic photovoltaic (solar panel) system, such as is found on a house or building, and explain the function of each component in the system. You will also learn how to calculate the electrical demand of a building, how to reduce the overall demand, and then how to design a solar panel system that can meet that annual demand at a given location. You will also compare the different types of pricing models that are being used and key regulatory considerations for grid tied systems (where a house or building is connected to the electrical grid and also generates electricity from solar panels). A capstone design project that entails both the simple audit of a building to determine demand, and a selection of components to design a solar panel system to meet that demand....

Top reviews


Jun 17, 2020

I would like to thank you and your team for this great course, I'm really appreciated, it was very helpful as starting in this field, and I will be the first one who will take all your next courses


May 3, 2021

Good course. Some downloadable presentation slides would have been helpful to seal the learning. Otherwise, I learned a lot and have a much better understanding of solar energy and it's potential.

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By S.M. A K

May 10, 2020

Effectively delivering Lecturer. Easy to understand

By Madhusudan R

Apr 24, 2020

These course very much help us to design a PV system

By William C

Jul 13, 2021

Very good course, easy to follow, and illuminating.

By Juan D A L

Jan 5, 2021

Muy bueno, quisiera que hubieran cursos en español.

By David M

May 10, 2021

i can learn more about eficiencia and solar energy

By Brayan R D

Oct 18, 2020

Gracias por toda la información. Muy buen curso <3

By Rattan K V

Jun 24, 2020

It was a nice course to learn. I enjoyed learning

By Jayraj M P

Apr 30, 2020

very helpful and very nicely taught by the mentor

By omkar s

Sep 17, 2020

Very Good course.

Good experience while studying.

By Mohsin D

Apr 30, 2020

Overall course is worth. Very difficult to pass.

By Yash K S

Jun 15, 2020

Very good site for students for online courses.

By Shashi K R R

May 9, 2020

Excellent course. Instructor was good. Thanks.

By Dao T T

Apr 20, 2020

Helpful information and well organized program

By Ramzy M

Feb 20, 2020

it is very good site to learn what do you want

By Hector C C

Jul 5, 2021

Es un buen curso tiene un muy buen contenido

By L V N R

Jun 3, 2020

the very informative program, i learned a lot

By Rushikesh P J

May 4, 2020

Quality Content with relevant Quality quizzes

By Susanta K R

Jun 20, 2022

Very Helpful to learn about the Solar Energy


Jul 1, 2021

N​ice course for solar energy specialization

By Akshat J

Jul 24, 2020

Love the course

Love their method of teaching

By Amogh D

Jun 26, 2020

Amazing course. So much to learn from this .

By Sarthak T

Jun 7, 2020

very good course and instructor is very good

By Rodney H

Jul 31, 2021

Excellent overview of solar energy systems.

By Rajnikant K

May 29, 2020

It is very useful course, excellent........

By Sanket P 6

Apr 20, 2020

one of the BEST course to learn about Solar