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Solar Resource Assessment in Desert Climates (edX)

Learn how to use the components of solar radiation, solar spectrum, forecasting and meteorology to advocate and plan for deploying PV in desert climates. Desert regions may seem optimal for solar energy and the deployment of photovoltaic (PV) applications. However, the heat and dust experienced in the region poses [...]

Using Photovoltaic (PV) Technology in Desert Climates (edX)

Learn how to mitigate the challenges related to PV technology and enhance the performance of solar cells and PV modules in desert climates. The high insolation in desert regions can result in a lower cost of solar energy. While this may be a key motivation to deploying PV in [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Introducción a la energía solar fotovoltaica: El módulo fotovoltaico (edX)

Conocer el componente más importante en las instalaciones fotovoltaicas, los módulos fotovoltaicos, únicos dispositivos capaces de convertir directamente la energía luminosa procedente del sol en energía eléctrica de continua.

Sustainable Energy (edX)

Learn to critically analyze modern energy technologies from engineering and socio-political perspectives, and gain the skills necessary to help the world meet rising energy demand while reducing carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gas emissions driving climate change.

Sustainable Energy: Design a Renewable Future (edX)

Learn how to make the transition to 100% renewable energy from wind, solar and biomass for electricity, heat and fuels for a sustainable future. A transition to sustainable energy is needed for our climate and welfare. In this engineering course, you will learn how to assess the potential for [...]

New Energy Technologies: Energy Transition and Sustainable Development (FutureLearn)

Explore the development of new energy technologies and discover key energy challenges with this online course. In a world facing pressing energy challenges, the need for alternative energy and new energy technologies has never been more pressing. This course explores the new and upcoming technologies that may help solve [...]

Solar Energy (edX)

Discover the power of solar energy and design a complete photovoltaic system. In the third edition of Solar Energy, you will learn to design a complete photovoltaic system. This course introduces the technology that converts solar energy into electricity, heat and solar fuels with a main focus on electricity [...]

Go Solar PV: The Business Potential of Solar Photovoltaics (FutureLearn)

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Explore the current state and future potential of solar PV technology, and get new insights into the solar photovoltaics market. Harnessing the power of the sun has been the dream of energy professionals for decades. Now, with solar photovoltaic technology becoming more and more affordable, scalable and accessible, that [...]