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Solar Energy: Photovoltaic (PV) Technologies (edX)

Explore the main PV technologies in the current market. Get in-depth knowledge on the design and processing methods of solar cells. The technologies used to produce solar cells and photovoltaic modules are advancing to deliver highly efficient and flexible solar panels. In this course you will explore the main [...]
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Solar Energy: Photovoltaic (PV) Energy Conversion (edX)

Learn how solar cells generate electricity, and about the semiconductor physics and optics required to design and manufacture solar cells. The key factor in getting more efficient and cheaper solar energy panels is the advance in the development of photovoltaic cells. In this course you will learn how photovoltaic [...]
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Solar Energy: Integration of Photovoltaic Systems in Microgrids (edX)

Learn how to integrate a photovoltaic system into a microgrid of your design. Photovoltaic systems are often placed into a microgrid, a local electricity distribution system that is operated in a controlled way and includes both electricity users and renewable electricity generation. This course deals with DC and AC [...]
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Solar Energy: Photovoltaic (PV) Systems (edX)

Explore the wide range of solar energy applications and learn to design a real PV installation with excellent performance and reliability. In this course you will learn how to turn solar cells into full modules; and how to apply full modules to full photovoltaic systems.
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Hydro, Wind & Solar power: Resources, Variability & Forecast (Coursera)

The development of hydro, wind and solar power is growing strongly with as one objective to limit and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. All these renewable energies are intermittent with more or less strong variability. This course provides the basis for estimating the resource of these different modes of production [...]
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Renewable Power and Electricity Systems (Coursera)

The energy revolution in underway. Renewable energy is growing at an astounding pace - notably in electricity. Wind turbines and solar photovoltaic (PV) systems account for most new power plants built worldwide, and are essential to building a low-carbon and sustainable energy future. As a result, [...]
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Outsmarting intermittency (Coursera)

Nov 29th 2021
Outsmarting intermittency (Coursera)
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Solar and wind offer clean and renewable ways to produce large amounts of electricity. They have boomed over the last few years, evolving from an eco-daydream to a major market and showing unprecedented growth rates. Yet, installing solar panels and wind turbines is by no means the end of [...]
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Solar Energy Basics (Coursera)

This course gives you an introduction to the fundamentals of solar power as it applies to solar panel system installations. You will learn to compare solar energy to other energy resources and explain how solar panels, or photovoltaics (PV for short), convert sunlight to electricity. You will be [...]
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Solar Energy System Design (Coursera)

Solar Energy System Design builds upon the introduction to PV systems from Solar Energy Basics course, which included basic system components and functions, as well as some basic system sizing using simplifying assumptions. You should at this point have a basic understanding of electrical power and energy, be able [...]
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Solar Energy Codes, Permitting and Zoning (Coursera)

This course equips learners to identify national code and zoning rules specific to photovoltaic (PV) systems, as well as key design elements and points for inspection. Curriculum includes zoning variances, critical elements of the permitting process, planning documents necessary for PV system installation and recommendations for permitting offices to [...]
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