Introduction to this course
  • What are you going to learn
  • Why Solar is the future!!
  • Job opportunities (career profile)
  • How to get the most out of this course!
Fundamentals of Solar PV energy
  • What is a PV system and applications!
  • Advantages and Disadvantages of Solar PV
  • Grid-Tie vs. Off-Grid
  • The Solar PV system & How does it work
  • Household energy needs vs. Solar energy production
  • Peak Sun-Hours
  • Power concept & units (kWh)
  • Solar cells
  • Monocrystalline vs. Polycrystalline Cells
  • Fundamentals of Solar PV energy - QUIZ
The components of a Grid-Tie PV system
  • Solar modules insight!
  • DC/DC converters (Power optimizers)
  • Junction boxes
  • Solar INVERTERS!!
  • Solar meters & Net-metering
  • Wiring fundamentals
  • Interconnection between devices (Electrical Diagrams)
  • Components of a Grid-Tie PV system, QUIZ
Field Experience testing SOLAR MODULES & INVERTERS!
  • Experience - Review of a Solar Module
  • Experience - Testing the effect of Tilt over Current
  • Experience - Inverter in action! Recording Power production of an inverter.
Design of a Grid-Tie PV system
  • The 4 steps into an efficient Solar PV design
  • Understanding Power Bills
  • Daytime energy needs, assessment
  • Roof performance for Solar, Online assessment
  • Peak Sun-Hours of any location
  • Size your Solar PV System
  • Design of a Grid-Tie PV system - QUIZ