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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

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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 José L C

Sep 7, 2020

The instructor is very good and clear

By Muhammad I A

Jul 24, 2020

Great course and a great instructor.

By Faisal N

Aug 25, 2020

One of the best coarse on coursera.

By Guy G

Sep 29, 2020

Very xcellent and hands on course!

By Caio G S T

Aug 25, 2020

Simple, challenger and very good

By Sayan K N

Nov 3, 2020

The course is very educating.


Jul 26, 2020


By Muhammad M M

May 1, 2021

Awesome Course For Beginners

By Deepthi P

Jul 26, 2020

Great course and Great tutor

By Sujoy S

Sep 16, 2020

An excellent Online Course.

By Varun M K

Aug 6, 2020

Great course for beginners.


Jan 24, 2022

It has been eye opening

By Joseph A

Dec 5, 2020

basic pv system concept

By Daniel R

Sep 30, 2020

Great Course on Solar

By Yamill A S C

Mar 23, 2021

Excelente¡ Excellent

By Harold E R G

Dec 6, 2020


By Mohsin I R

Nov 17, 2020

Nice elaboration.

By Francy A

Jul 16, 2021

Excelent teacher

By aung w n

Mar 26, 2021

Very Nice Course

By Lahiru

Feb 19, 2021

Excellent module

By muhammad m h

Oct 19, 2020


By Dr. N A

Sep 21, 2020

very informative


Aug 30, 2020

Excellent Course

By Dr. R S M

Jul 27, 2020

Very Informative

By Anisetti S S R

Jul 22, 2020

was very helpful