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About the Course

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 ideal for anyone interested in entering the solar power sector, whether fresh to the workforce or switching industries. The curriculum is especially useful for engineers, HVAC installers, architects, and building code inspectors. Material includes online lectures, videos, demos, project work, readings and discussions. This is the first course in the Solar PV for Engineers, Architects and Code Inspectors specialization. To learn more about the specialization, check out a video overview at

Top reviews


Mar 18, 2021

I would like to give lots of thanks to the instructor as she explains everything clearly in details. Really, I get such superb knowledge which I cannot get from online books or posts. Thanks!!!


Apr 22, 2021

The last quiz was too difficult. it took my time more than 1 hour . I have totally got swept .It's awesome course not only by learning materials but also difficulties. Salute the course writer.

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By Taufique A P

Feb 10, 2023

This course will helpful for beginners who are intersted in solar energy.


Jul 29, 2021

The course was well structured, articulated and professionally delivered

By Dipanwita B

Sep 18, 2020

For begging of solar system.,it is very important and gather information

By Jehoshua D

Feb 20, 2022

Nice introductory course on solar energy! Easy to follow and complete.

By Pushkar S

Dec 1, 2021

it is a really a good subject to learn and to add in our daily life.

By Sean T

Nov 8, 2020

very informative and the speaker have nailed in explaining in details

By vikram k

Oct 4, 2020

it was nice experience to learn renewable technology and its overview

By Ryan S

Apr 21, 2021

The instructor is clear and concise, and her enthusiasm is engaging.

By Priya R

Sep 10, 2020

Its really a wonderful course.Learnt a lot on basics of solar panels

By Antonio

Jan 31, 2021

I really liked the course, willing to go on with the following one!

By Meghana P

Oct 14, 2022

I got lot of knowledge by completing this course.Thanku coursera.

By Sonu K

Jan 19, 2021

Awesome course to learn about solar cells and things related to it

By Adeel A

Oct 13, 2020

I learned a lot about Solar Energy Systems and want to learn more


Aug 10, 2020

Very informative course based on practical solar installations

By Miguel B

Nov 16, 2020

Easy to follow up and interesting additional information...

By Sofía S B V

Aug 8, 2020

Useful, practical, interesting and to the point. Excellent!

By Ahmed U

Jul 26, 2022

The Course is very interesting and loaded with information

By Harold J V C

Feb 10, 2021

Una clase muy interesante y didáctica ¡Gracias por todo!

By Vikash K

Aug 15, 2020

For basic knowledge, this course is very beneficial.

By Omar D S B

Sep 3, 2020


It's a great introduction to solar systems.


Jul 22, 2021

Very nicely explained and topic delivery was good.

By Mohamed E M

Sep 3, 2020

Its a good materials and self explanatory material

By Manikandan S

Aug 27, 2020

It is very great. The perfect course for beginners

By Ali C B

Oct 25, 2020

Its a great course about the solar energy systems

By Juan D G C

Aug 17, 2020

Very interesting. The author teach very clear.