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

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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....

Top reviews


Oct 4, 2020

Aprendi mucho en este curso. Los videos explicativos del profesor hacen que todo sea de facil entendimiento. El conocimiento adquirido he podido aplicarlo en mi actual area de trabajo. Muy recomendado


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

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By Rahmat S

Apr 10, 2022

Best course so far

By Abhishek A

Mar 24, 2022

Thank you Coursera

By somenath p

Mar 6, 2021

Very good learning

By Abhay G

Nov 5, 2020

very nicely taught

By Atharva D

Jul 17, 2020

nice explainations

By Md R T

Jul 13, 2020

Highly Recommended

By svdiwan s

May 19, 2020

Excellent course!!

By Lohith K P

Oct 31, 2022

Very Good Course

By Rommi A

Mar 8, 2021

Good way to start

By Bibhakar k s

Jul 28, 2020

Awesome Project..

By R V

Jun 5, 2020

Very interesting.

By Gabriel A G G

May 14, 2020

is a great course

By Muhammmed D

Mar 12, 2023

thanks very much

By Jericho E

Sep 22, 2022

I learned a lot

By Prathmesh D P

May 16, 2022

very good course

By Ibrahim M S Z

Mar 13, 2022

one of the best

By Vishal J

Mar 10, 2022

excellent course

By Sixtus O

May 14, 2021

Content was rich

By Jisslenys D C D C

May 9, 2021

EXcelente curso.

By Debojyoti P

Feb 23, 2021

Very good course

By Sergio H Q

Feb 12, 2021

Quite enjoyable.

By Krishanu C

Nov 3, 2020



Sep 9, 2020

wonderful course

By Venkateswarlu K

Aug 11, 2020

Excellent course

By Mohamed I G

Jul 18, 2020

very good course