This first course of the Solar PV for Engineers, Architects and Code Inspectors series provides an overview of the history and mechanics behind converting light into electricity, commonly known as photovoltaics (PV). Learners 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.
Course Duration: Approximately 9 hours
Anyone interested in entering the solar power sector, whether fresh to the workforce or switching industries; curriculum is especially useful for engineers, HVAC installers, architects, and building code inspectors
There is no charge to “audit” the course. The fee to gain complete access and the opportunity to earn a course certificate is $49 per month.
“The only thing worse than training your employees and having them leave is not training them and having them stay.”
— Henry Ford, founder, Ford Motor Company