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
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.
I like the way how she taught. It was really overview of Solar energy system by professional.
Thanks for knowledge
The course was extremely informative for beginners and gives a thorough walk through. Well presented. Could understand everything. What was outstanding is the hands on demos.
Could have added more details related to electrical part & it was more US oriented. None the less enjoyed it as I concluded in a 24 hours.
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