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Some calculations are required when planning for solar power, so you'll want to be comfortable with basic math operations (+,-,x,/) and percentages.

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Ce que vous allez apprendre

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    Calculate the energy usage at a location

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    Design a basic photovoltaic system to meet a specific energy need at a specific location

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    Describe financial models and trends in the photovoltaic energy field

Compétences que vous acquerrez

Renewable EnergyPower & energy calculationsElectronic CircuitsSolar EnergyEnergy Audits

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Some calculations are required when planning for solar power, so you'll want to be comfortable with basic math operations (+,-,x,/) and percentages.

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Programme du cours : ce que vous apprendrez dans ce cours

Semaine
1
3 heures pour terminer

Introduction to solar power systems

Welcome! This first module will give you an introduction to the various forms of energy available to us on the Earth and how solar power fits into the overall mix. It will also introduce you to the various parts that go into that solar panel system you see on a house or other building, both the obvious parts and the less obvious pieces. Lastly, you'll learn how to calculate the efficiency of a solar panel as it takes in light energy from the sun and converts it to electricity.

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10 vidéos (Total 48 min), 2 lectures, 5 quiz
10 vidéos
Primary energy sources3 min
Transformation of Energy3 min
Solar energy4 min
Photovoltaic cells and modules3 min
Silicon-based Photovoltaics4 min
Other photovoltaic materials5 min
Calculating Module Conversion Efficiency9 min
Other PV system electrical components6 min
PV System Mechanical Components3 min
2 lectures
Improvements in solar cell efficiency over time15 min
A note on calculations work in the quizzes5 min
5 exercices pour s'entraîner
Major sources of energy10 min
Solar cell basics12 min
Calculating efficiency <MATH>16 min
Electrical and Mechanical Components8 min
Solar power systems <MATH>36 min
Semaine
2
3 heures pour terminer

Determining energy needs and sizing a PV system

Before you design a PV system for a home or commercial building, you need to know how much energy is being used at that location. That energy need helps you determine the size requirements of a PV system to meet that energy need. You also need to know how much energy can be produced by a PV system, because it varies based on the amount of sunlight available. In this week's module you will learn how to differentiate and calculate power and energy for both energy consuming appliances and energy producing photovoltaics, and then apply those concepts and calculations to assessing energy needs and energy production potential at a site.

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6 vidéos (Total 33 min), 2 lectures, 4 quiz
6 vidéos
Measuring appliance power and energy4 min
Determining appliance energy usage from web resources1 min
Determining energy usage from an electric bill4 min
Adjusting for location and system losses8 min
Calculating system size6 min
2 lectures
Using Web Based Energy Tools15 min
Insolation Maps15 min
4 exercices pour s'entraîner
Power and Energy Calculations <MATH>14 min
Determining energy consumption <MATH>16 min
Calculating System Size <MATH>22 min
Energy needs and sizing a PV system <MATH>38 min
Semaine
3
2 heures pour terminer

The growth of photovoltaic markets

Photovoltaics is a growth industry. In this module you will be learning about the historical development of photovoltaics, the current trends, and some of the future forecasts of the market both globally and with a little bit of a closer look at the United States. Finally, you'll be learning about the segmentation of photovoltaics into different applications beyond just solar panels on a house or a solar farm.

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4 vidéos (Total 34 min), 2 lectures, 4 quiz
4 vidéos
Growth Potential of Photovoltaics5 min
PV Growth: US Case Study8 min
Applications of PV8 min
2 lectures
The current trends in photovoltaics20 min
Current US data and predictions for the coming decades20 min
4 exercices pour s'entraîner
Growth of PV8 min
US PV growth8 min
Applications of PV10 min
The growth of photovoltaic markets30 min
Semaine
4
2 heures pour terminer

Infrastructure of Photovoltaics

The field of photovoltaics engages many people filling many different roles. In this module you will learn about the different stakeholders and job opportunities in PV. You'll also learn about some different certifications available to those already working in the photovoltaics industry and for those interested in joining the field. You'll also learn about the different financial models associated with PV systems that underpin the implementation of on-grid PV systems. When you finish this module I would recommend at least starting your work on the capstone project rather than waiting until the following week.

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4 vidéos (Total 30 min), 1 lecture, 4 quiz
4 vidéos
PV financial models: Net metering6 min
PV financial models: Remote net metering, PPAs, Leasing5 min
Pathways to PV Certifications7 min
1 lecture
Certifications for Photovoltaic Installation30 min
4 exercices pour s'entraîner
Jobs and stakeholders in PV10 min
PV Financial models <MATH>14 min
Pathways to Certification10 min
Infrastructure of PV <MATH>32 min

Enseignant

Neal Abrams

Associate Professor
Chemistry

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