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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

A

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

J

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 SIDDHANT S

Jul 1, 2020

Superb course. I just loved it and will recommend whoever wants to learn the basics of this course.

By Manish M

Aug 16, 2019

Highly informative and well structured course. For a beginner this is the best course i recommend.

By Andi S

Sep 13, 2021

This course really informative with real example in the daily live. I really enjoy It. Thank you

By Rohit T

Apr 19, 2021

Amazing beginners course for people interested to understand the Solar Energy concepts and PV's.

By ASAAH P

Mar 17, 2020

Very Good, but hope the calculation and selection of the other important accessories be included

By Ira Y P

Mar 15, 2022

Very comprehensive. Not only covering theories, but also practical information in the industry.

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 Hadi H

Jun 26, 2022

It is informative and practical if you want to know everything related to photovoltaics.

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.