- Solar installation
- Clean energy
- PV system operation
- Solar economics
- Photovoltaics (PV)
- Mechanical Design
- Electrical Design
- PV system sizing
- PV systems
- PV system design
- Building Codes
Solar Energy for Engineers, Architects and Code Inspectors Specialization
Start your career in solar energy. Acquire foundational knowledge of photovoltaic technology.
What you will learn
Recognize the elements of a well-designed PV system
Describe types of PV systems
Analyze PV system and project requirements
Identify national, state, and local requirements for solar PV systems
Skills you will gain
About this Specialization
Applied Learning Project
Students will apply theory to projects embedded at the end of each course. They include System Analysis (course 1), System Design (course 2), and System Compliance (course 3). Projects assist students with understanding solar PV system layouts and costs, calculating PV system size, and identifying appropriate system design and labeling requirements.
How the Specialization Works
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Every Specialization includes a hands-on project. You'll need to successfully finish the project(s) to complete the Specialization and earn your certificate. If the Specialization includes a separate course for the hands-on project, you'll need to finish each of the other courses before you can start it.
Earn a Certificate
When you finish every course and complete the hands-on project, you'll earn a Certificate that you can share with prospective employers and your professional network.
There are 3 Courses in this Specialization
Solar Energy Systems Overview
Solar Energy and Electrical System Design
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