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
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!!!
This Course is very useful to learn the basics and it is useful for my career. I learned lot of things and I gained knowledge practically.
es interesante, pues da una mirada general del sistema PV, aunque da un enfoque muy a la actualidad del mercado de USA, lo que se podría mejorar hablando de un analicis global de estos mercados.
This course is just the basic course for Solar Energy but overall it's a must-do the course if you are interested in Solar Energy.
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