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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

PG

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 Manoochehr M

May 25, 2020

An excellent course to start learning about renewable energy, specifically solar power plants.

By Soorya P S

Apr 18, 2021

The course ......very interesting, informative and motivating as well. Thanks professor Neal.

By Hasith B A

Nov 5, 2020

explanations are very clear and it was not boring section. i learnt very interesting things.

By Taher A

Aug 20, 2019

Excellent Instructor. There should a specialization for Solar PV with a significant capstone.

By Robert P

Apr 4, 2021

It's really amazing this course and I has helped me a lot! Thank you so much for everything!

By Acquaviva Q

Jan 3, 2021

Great training for introduction to PV system. Supports and evaluation are in a good quality.

By Taylor N

May 19, 2020

Well organized class that gives a great overview of all aspects of the solar panel industry.

By MD. R I

Jul 22, 2020

One of the best courses. Nice presentation. excellently organized the topic. Really Love it

By Padigireddy R

Jul 18, 2020

It is a good course for who wants to learn about solar panel installation and Solar Energy.

By Vito M

May 28, 2020

I learned a lot! it has a really good teaching method and I'd love to do more SUNY courses.

By Basheer B

Apr 9, 2020

very simple and elegant explanation and good material , its a good start for all engineers

By Hasan A K

Mar 29, 2022

I love this course!

What I learned can be immediately implemented in real life.

Recommended

By 蔡小弦

Dec 24, 2019

Nice and easy , for those who wants to step in this industry , this is a perfect course.

By Humberto U

Dec 1, 2019

Excelente, contenido muy completo, permite poner en practica los conocimientos adquiridos

By Yazdan N

Jul 28, 2021

Wonderful experience and a great doorway to the world of solar energy...Thanks Coursera!

By SUNANDHAA V S

Nov 22, 2020

was really useful especially for upcoming electrical engineers.highly recommended course

By Ganesh B A

Jul 17, 2020

It is very practical oriented course. Has good practical knowledge.

Teaching is perfect.

By Mandalia K

May 21, 2020

very nice course for anyone who want to come in this field must prefer it.and go for it.

By Pragyan P

Nov 28, 2019

Great course to learn by SUNY. Wonderful Experience. I thank Coursera for their support.

By Mohammed S F

Oct 17, 2019

A great Course to start in Solar PV Field for trades,professional engineers and learners

By G. S D

May 7, 2020

Very good course. Enjoyed thoroughly while learning. Thank you for this amazing course.

By Manula T

Mar 23, 2022

This course helped me a lot to get a good understanding of the basics of solar energy.

By Hitesh N K

Jun 27, 2020

It is great course. It tells you from basic level to advance level about solar system.

By Anekar P G

Jun 3, 2020

Truly knowledgeable course. The last assignment i.e. Capstone Project is worth taking.

By VISHNU K

May 28, 2020

Good and excellent course it is out of which i learn in this, thank you very much sir