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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

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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 PUSPEN S

Sep 4, 2021

good for understanding the calculation and basic designing of solar system

By Thaer S

May 25, 2021

the course is very good but it focus on north America standards only.

By suubi j

Sep 29, 2021

I loved this course the tutor was an excellent teacher i Learn alot

By Bablu P

Oct 9, 2020

a great course to start your knowledge building for solar systems

By Akash K

Jul 23, 2020

Explain in more easy way and take pause in continuously speaking.

By Rohit C

Sep 9, 2020

It was first time I gain knowledge about solar.... Thats nice...

By bill v

Sep 1, 2020

Good and practical information and done in an understanding way

By Kedar A K

Jun 5, 2020

A good course for learning the basics of Photovoltaic systems.

By ABDELRAHMAN T

Apr 1, 2020

Design of industrial systems 100MW and above should be coverd

By Pushplekh K

Aug 21, 2020

Really great experience with this course in

Coursera!

By Vishvajeet M

Jul 17, 2020

This project must very interesting and knowledgeable

By SHIVANGI P

Jun 28, 2021

overall good course for getting your basics clear

By SOUBHAGYA.L.M

Jun 17, 2020

Learnt more about solar. Was nice learning here.

By ANKIT V D

Oct 3, 2020

Almost cover all basics concept of solar PV.

By SHAHNA S

Dec 2, 2019

According to ques the class is not be taken

By Kanva K

Apr 18, 2020

Very knowledgeable, clear and simple words

By sebastian v

Feb 9, 2021

Esta bien diseñado y explicado el curso

By Prakash N

Sep 5, 2020

PLEASE make the course less US centric

By Laurent J

Nov 7, 2021

Good introduction on basic principles

By Mohammed H A D

Nov 17, 2020

I t is very beneficial course with a

By Sonchita D

Jul 5, 2020

amazing course to get a head start!

By Selciya

Aug 25, 2020

Good course.. Easy to understand

By pujitha t

Oct 22, 2020

understandable and interesting

By Shubham M P

May 22, 2020

Best course also much useful.

By Abobakar A S A S

Aug 8, 2021

T derfull t e t