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

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395 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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Jul 20, 2020

very useful for future generations


Apr 24, 2020

very good course for the beginners

By Oliver L

Apr 24, 2020

very informative and easy learning

By Arhantika K

Jul 20, 2020

Easy to follow. Very informative.

By Abu M A

Jun 24, 2020

Very informative and resourceful.

By Javed B

Sep 21, 2020

Very Well Explained about Basics

By Samee U R

Sep 06, 2020

Learned a lot about solar basics

By Krishna B G

Aug 11, 2020

Thank you for this great course.

By Irvine M

Jun 27, 2020

Its a great course for beginners

By Abhishekkumar S P

Jun 12, 2020

Very good platform for the study

By zeyad a a

May 22, 2020

it is a really excellent course.

By Catalina J

Mar 22, 2020

The course in very interesting!!

By sami b

Sep 05, 2019

Very interesting and informative

By Raj M

Sep 10, 2020

It was great I learned so much.

By Bryan S

Jun 27, 2020

Thanks! It was a great course!


Apr 20, 2020

excellent videos and lectures.

By William L

Sep 09, 2020

Informative and meaty course!

By ashutosh m

Jun 05, 2020

this is very helpful to me.


May 17, 2020

Excellcelent course material

By Mohamed E M

Jul 05, 2020

useful course for principle


May 31, 2020

Best course of solar Energy

By Mohammad A A

Apr 28, 2020

Best but not basic ofcourse

By Sameh M S

Aug 17, 2020

Really enjoyed this course

By Catherine S

May 21, 2020

really enjoyed the course.

By Rahul N

May 12, 2020

Nice course!Good work team