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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....

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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


Sep 26, 2020

I'm an electrical engineering student in 6th semester. In this course I learned many new things regarding, a pathway to PV specialization, special Thanks to coursera authorities and respected Sir.

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By Samee U R

Sep 6, 2020

Learned a lot about solar basics

By Krishna B G

Aug 11, 2020

Thank you for this great course.

By Irvine M

Jun 27, 2020

Its a great course for beginners

By Abhishekkumar S P

Jun 11, 2020

Very good platform for the study

By zeyad a a

May 22, 2020

it is a really excellent course.

By Catalina J

Mar 22, 2020

The course in very interesting!!

By sami b

Sep 5, 2019

Very interesting and informative

By Sarthak N

Nov 2, 2020

I loved completing this course.

By Raj M

Sep 10, 2020

It was great I learned so much.

By ashok s r

Nov 25, 2020

All Details about solar energy

By Bryan S

Jun 26, 2020

Thanks! It was a great course!


Apr 20, 2020

excellent videos and lectures.

By William L

Sep 9, 2020

Informative and meaty course!

By Deleted A

Mar 29, 2022

Very useful and recommended.

By Akash K S

Oct 27, 2020

Amazing Content helped a lot

By ashutosh m

Jun 5, 2020

this is very helpful to me.

By Talha M

May 17, 2020

Excellcelent course material

By Fayaz S A

Nov 2, 2021

valuable informative course

By Ms. M H N

May 30, 2021

nice course and very useful

By Mohamed E M

Jul 5, 2020

useful course for principle


May 31, 2020

Best course of solar Energy

By Mohammad A A

Apr 28, 2020

Best but not basic ofcourse

By Omar M I A

Feb 10, 2021

all thx for nice courses

By H. A S O H

Oct 26, 2020

this is a very good course

By Sameh M S

Aug 17, 2020

Really enjoyed this course