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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 SHIVAM K

Jul 27, 2020

This a good course for basic knowledge of solar energy and solar panel working

By Sagar M (

Jul 23, 2020

Awesome course to increase your knowledge and skills about solar energy basics

By MARIANA G Z

Jul 14, 2020

Buena explicaciones de parte del profesor expositor, la información es concisa

By Sonu R

Jun 30, 2020

This course provide me the knowledge of solar energy utilisation for future .

By Dr. M M

Jun 23, 2020

I learned few basics of solar energy and useful house hold power calculations

By Ansari M A A H

Apr 18, 2020

Amazing course got to learn so many thing about solar energy just go for it.

By C D

Mar 25, 2021

This course is very informative and useful to gain knowledge in Solar Energy

By Abdullah a

Apr 28, 2020

The course is excellent. I highly recommend all those interested to start it

By Jaimil U S

Jan 4, 2022

Perfect course for beginners in solar energy field, especially in the USA.

By FEDERICO L D R

Feb 10, 2021

Really useful course that helped me understand the basics on solar energy

By MOHAMED M P

Aug 9, 2020

A very good teaching from the solar systems and a more practical approach

By Eduardo S D R

Jun 1, 2020

Excellent course. Is pretty Good learn about terms and technical language

By Mrunal S D

May 24, 2020

It is a very nice course and very useful for the solar energy addictives.

By surya k p

Aug 1, 2021

This course is good . and help to learn about solar energy and its uses.

By C D

Dec 28, 2020

This course is very intresting and very useful to gain lot of knowledge

By Fırat K

Oct 12, 2020

It really teaches the general format. I highly recommend to everyone :)

By Manash s

Aug 11, 2020

The instructor as well the course was very good and pretty well planed

By Eshwaran P

Sep 21, 2020

Its a very good course for learning about the basics of solar energy.

By SHINAJ N M

Sep 9, 2020

Great include small videos of pv installation also. thank you so much.

By KRISHNAKANT D

Oct 13, 2021

THIS COURSE IS VERY HELPFUL TO KNOW ABOUT THE BASICS OF SOLAR ENERGY.

By FAIZANKHAN S P

Oct 3, 2021

Covered from basics, good course and the assignment made it exciting.

By 4NM18CV080 R B

Jul 19, 2020

A very good course which included all the aspects of PV installation.

By abhishek v

Sep 6, 2020

necessary and best suited job for electrical enginneer in modern era

By Naresh

Apr 28, 2020

Nice course.i have learnt so such about solar panels and its working

By Asad S

Jun 19, 2021

A great course indeed to learn the fundamentals of Solar PV Systems