By the end of this course, learners will have acquired a broad understanding of the history and mechanics behind converting light into electricity, commonly known as photovoltaics (PV). They are empowered to recognize and describe elements of a PV system, enabling them to: compare the most common types of solar cells, sketch a solar PV system, and analyze differences between rooftop and ground mounting configurations. The course explores economic considerations, touching on solar PV costs for residential and commercial use, incentives, and contrasts solar power with fossil fuel and nuclear plants.
This course is part of the Solar Energy for Engineers, Architects and Code Inspectors Specialization
About this Course
What you will learn
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
Skills you will gain
- Clean energy
- PV system operation
- Solar economics
- Photovoltaics (PV)
Syllabus - What you will learn from this course
The Nature of PV
Solar Power ROI
PV System Analysis Project: Theory to Practice
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TOP REVIEWS FROM SOLAR ENERGY SYSTEMS OVERVIEW
It was nice experience throughout the course. The way of delivery, information and knowledge received would be very useful in my research and in future academic.
Great as a quick introductory course! Doesn't get into the details of design or analysis of systems, but as an overview course, you sholdn't expect that.
Fantastic comprehensive review of PV components and the eco-system it fits into. The instructor was enthusiastic and engaging. Thank you!
Excellent course for anyone interested in learning the basics of solar generation and thought process into deciding to go solar.
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