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Learner Reviews & Feedback for Solar Energy Basics by The State University of New York

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400 reviews

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 18, 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


Apr 26, 2020

Nice Course. Full modelling of PV sizing and estimation of the energy demand of any site learned by this course.\n\nVery Much useful for installing and an overall idea about the solar industry.

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Apr 20, 2020

one of the BEST course to learn about Solar

By Paul L

Aug 10, 2020

Excellent course. Instructor is very good!

By Khushbu F

Jun 16, 2020

It was a great experience from the course.

By Emmett C

May 20, 2020

Well put together and easy to understand!

By Vadke M D

Aug 18, 2020

Learned more about PV's and their sizing

By MR. B C

Jun 06, 2020

Fantastic Lecture By Prof. Nael Abrahams

By Romit B

Jun 03, 2020

This was a great and informative course.

By Mohamed m S E

Aug 27, 2019

Very good course

And very useful content

By kuldip k

Sep 24, 2020

learnt most of the basics as a beginner

By Pavan S

Aug 10, 2020

Good Course. You will learn some skills

By Anas I

Jul 15, 2020

Good Course to understand Solar system

By Medisetty v n S

May 06, 2020

Nice, I have learnt a lot about PV cell


Apr 21, 2020

One of the best courses in solar energy

By Bobby N

Jun 12, 2020

Very good experience and well teached.

By Paneti A V P

Jun 06, 2020

Good course to gain knowledge on Solar

By Dr. S K M

May 20, 2020

Very well designed & nicely explained.

By J V K

May 13, 2020

excellent course......thanks professor

By Juan D Z L

Aug 01, 2020

It was great, the info was phenomenal

By Ahmed S

Jul 17, 2020

Everything i asked for! simply great!

By Balaji K

May 20, 2020

Very useful course for the beginners.

By Vishnupriyan J

May 03, 2020

Good course. Helpful for researchers.


May 06, 2020

It is a very good course .I like it.


Sep 06, 2020


By Mohammad H J

May 23, 2020

Very useful course ... Thank you 💚

By sathvick h

Sep 16, 2020

the course content was really good