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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....

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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


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 omkar s

Sep 17, 2020

Very Good course.

Good experience while studying.

By Mohsin D

Apr 30, 2020

Overall course is worth. Very difficult to pass.

By Yash K S

Jun 15, 2020

Very good site for students for online courses.

By Shashi K R R

May 9, 2020

Excellent course. Instructor was good. Thanks.

By Dao T T

Apr 20, 2020

Helpful information and well organized program

By Ramzy M

Feb 20, 2020

it is very good site to learn what do you want

By Hector C C

Jul 5, 2021

Es un buen curso tiene un muy buen contenido

By L V N R

Jun 3, 2020

the very informative program, i learned a lot

By Rushikesh P J

May 4, 2020

Quality Content with relevant Quality quizzes


Jul 1, 2021

N​ice course for solar energy specialization

By Akshat J

Jul 24, 2020

Love the course

Love their method of teaching

By Amogh D

Jun 26, 2020

Amazing course. So much to learn from this .

By Sarthak T

Jun 7, 2020

very good course and instructor is very good

By Rodney H

Jul 31, 2021

Excellent overview of solar energy systems.

By Rajnikant K

May 29, 2020

It is very useful course, excellent........

By Sanket P 6

Apr 20, 2020

one of the BEST course to learn about Solar

By Alfons B

Dec 28, 2021

Very good basic introduction to PV systems

By Mark M

Jul 8, 2021

Useful background info and well explained.

By Goti a j

Feb 5, 2021

Solar energy basic cource is very helpfull

By Paul L

Aug 9, 2020

Excellent course. Instructor is very good!

By Deleted A

Jun 16, 2020

It was a great experience from the course.


Nov 28, 2021

Best Course for Core Electrical Engineers


Nov 9, 2021

Course was really informative and helpful

By Emmett C

May 20, 2020

Well put together and easy to understand!

By Usman S

Mar 31, 2022

Highly recommended course for beginners.