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
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.
By Ganesh E•
good course it will help u in your final year projects if your dealing with any renewable sources and it gives you a idea pf what future could be .
By Abhishek g•
Very good corse for the ones who have a keen interest in Solar Energy Sector! The explanation by the instructor is very lucid and upto the mark.
By Rohit S•
It was very good and I got lot of exposure in world of Solar energy and alternate renewable energy resources. It was very nice experience.
By TEWODROS A S•
i get to know more about solar PV in this online program. the teaching mechanism is good and as well as the instructor is perfect. thanks
By Syed M B R•
It was probably the best and interesting course that i have come across coursera . The instructor was just awesome. Meda salam akhae
By Eamon D•
Excellent Course. Learned a lot. Maybe it was just me but I certainly needed a lot more than 2.5 hrs per week but time well spent.
By Orchi G•
One of the best courses. The instructor made it more easy to get all the difficult points. Very helpful for future implementation.
By Salman F S•
This course will help you to learn from basics of pv to expertise in energy audits and solar panel requirements in required area.
By Bhushan P•
These course is very helpful for the electrical and mechanical engineering to understand the basics of solar panel installation.
By Vaibhavsing D P•
Excellent course to gain knowledge regarding Solar Energy.All things included in this course from Installation to Certification.
By chebrolu b•
I have learned a lot especially through capstone project.
Thank you Dr. Neal Abrams
for make this Course useful and effective.
By C B•
Course gave a great overview of the basics of solar and how to perform calculations to determine what type of system would be best. Instructor did a great job of explaining the different components needed within a solar system to include inverters for conversion from DC to AC, the disconnects between the AC and DC power for on grid systems as well as off grid systems which use battery power instead of utility power. Even explains where a system can be installed on ground as a stand-alone system or even on a roof without penetrating the roof. Each section had a quiz which helped reinforce key learning areas. Instructor also explained different careers within solar which includes finance, engineering, installers, and sales. My main takeaway is that when solar generates enough power, you are putting energy back into the grid but there is a limit to how much because no one can essentially replace the utility company when on grid.
By Sayed M•
Thanks for helping us to know about some thing about renewable energy . Before this course , I was only familiar with two things of renewable energy such as hydro electric and nuclear energy.I didn't know the huge advancement of solar energy where before invention of photovoltic transformation in this process the success is not acceptable.After ther invention of silicon as a photo voltic transforming particle this site see the unbelieveable success. It's one of the amazing things that only 100 years later it's efficiency increase more than 100% and cost also reduce 98%. This course is totally awesome for all of us.Thanks a lot again.
By Manosh C H•
This course enabled me to calculate an efficient PV system for any given residential or industrial complex. In this course, the instructor clearly explained different types of solar panels, how to calculate the load of a given system, how to calculate a PV system, etc. I highly recommend it for those who want to learn about solar system designing and implementation. Also, in the capstone project, I designed my own solar PV system for my home which was the best part.
By N. S S•
As a professional from the Sustainable field, The Solar Energy Basics course has been extremely helpful in enhancing my understanding and skills of the calculations & conversions of photovoltaics. This course was informative, well presented, and graspable. I would like to thank The State University of New York & Mr. Neil Abrahams for his effort in teaching us explicitly. I'm grateful to Coursera for this opportunity.
By Antonio M•
It has been a perfect course to get started in the world of renewable energy and especially in photovoltaics. The course is very well organized, you can follow the explanations and the instructor is very competent. The capstone project is very well planned and in addition to practicing the contents of the course you have the opportunity to review the work of other students from different parts of the world.
By Alejandro T•
Very useful course if you want to have a basic overview of Solar Energy. It provides complete information about installation of PV Systems, photovoltaics history, calculations theory, the market of solar energy worldwide and future of renewables and certification.
I recommend this course to anyone who wants to start in the solar energy industry or gain a good knowledge on the subject.
By Orestis P•
The course helped me a lot to understand some basic knowledge of Solar Energy! The professor's transmissibility was very good, everything was well explained, easy for me to understand! I highly recommend this course for anyone who wants to know more about Photovoltaics! I will follow also other courses of Neal Abrams he is doing a great job!
By Kaustubha A W•
This course was extremely educational! It covers all the mentioned topics very well. My expectations of learning about solar systems were met and exceeded as it also taught me about how to apply the knowledge real world situations. The knowledge I gained in this course will help me tremendously to proceed seeking a career in Photovoltaics!
By Monika R•
I was always heaving a headache when it came to maths and calculating and any kind of a technical stuff. This course is so friendly and explains solar energy basics so clearly I was actually having fun, also doing the final project. It made me believe that some of my skills actually exist. Thanks a lot!
By Rajkumar Y•
The course was very good and very effective.Now I can easily calculate the energy required for my home and can also calculate the solar panels required for that.The lecture was very easy to understand and brilliant.The professor did very well and after the lectures I can easily solve the questions.
Clear introduction to the basics of solar photovoltaics. Just the right amount of basic math for those allergic to calculus.
World stats on solar installation and electricity production need to be updated (in 2020, it was already twice a much as in the original course, about 700 GW installed).
By Judith M C A•
Me encanta la metodología, que usa el docente para explicar este tipo de energía renovable, lamentablemente no me permite seguirlo, porque me pide que compre el curso y al tratar de pagar no me acepta, no se a que se debe este problema. Motivo por el cual estoy atrasada.
By Stephanie M A•
For a first year college student, this course is well-versed and is very easy to understand! I didn't find it difficult to study this. I have learned a lot in this course and developed my interest solar as renewable energy source. I might pursue this in the future!
By Joel H•
es un muy buen curso con muchos datos técnicos y casos reales que ayudan a comprender mejor el sistema, yo trabajo diseñando sistemas solares y este curso esta genial para principiantes y para los que ya conocen el tema pero quieren reforzar sus conocimientos.