University at Buffalo

Solar Energy Systems Overview

This course is part of Solar Energy for Engineers, Architects and Code Inspectors Specialization

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Gay E Canough

Instructor: Gay E Canough

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9 hours (approximately)
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  • Differentiate the value of solar energy versus alternatives

  • Explain how PV works in technical and economic terms, and identify its components

  • Estimate solar system costs

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Course

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There are 5 modules in this course

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1 reading

This module introduces learners to the history of solar power and the nature of photovoltaics (PV).

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4 videos5 readings2 quizzes1 discussion prompt

This module provides an understanding of the structure and function of different types of PV systems and their components.

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13 videos5 readings2 quizzes1 discussion prompt

This module provides an understanding of the costs and ROI that can be expected when installing a PV system.

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4 videos6 readings2 quizzes1 discussion prompt

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1 quiz1 peer review

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4.7 (290 ratings)
Gay E Canough
University at Buffalo
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