Solar Energy: Step 1 to Becoming a Solar Technician

If you want to start a career as a Solar Technician, or want to better your knowledge in solar energy for an installation on your house, business or farm, this is  the only online course you will need, with everything you need to know about Solar Energy.

The main focus of the learning in this knowledge subject is the components of a PV system and theoretical concepts related to PV.

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If you want to start a career as a Solar Technician, or want to better your knowledge in solar energy for an installation on your house, business or farm, this is  the only online course you will need, with everything you need to know about Solar Energy.

Why you should take this course?

The main focus of the learning in this knowledge subject is the components of a PV system and theoretical concepts related to PV.

What is inside this course?

You will learn the following concepts:

  • Development of photovoltaic technology
  • Availability of fossil fuels
  • Environmental impact of fossil fuels
  • Energy security and potential for conflict
  • Market influence
  • Cost of PV system (rand dollar/euro/foreign currency exchange)
  • Local manufacture and development
  • PV array systems and PV applications
  • Solar radiation
  • The photovoltaic effect
  • Solar cell types
  • Electrical properties of solar cells
  • PV modules
  • PV junction/string boxes, smart boxes, string diodes, connectors and fuses
  • Inverters
  • Cabling, wiring and connection systems, installation materials and switching and AC switch disconnectors
  • Batteries
  • Charge Controllers

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Lesson 1_Development of PV Technology
6:47

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Lesson 2_Renewable vs Non-Renewable Energy
9:38
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Lesson 3_The costs
4:35
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Lesson 4_Stand-alone vs Grid Tied
7:45
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Lesson 5_Main Components
4:37
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Lesson 6_The sun as energy source
6:46
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Lesson 7_Ground Reflection and Solar Radiation
10:32
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Lesson 8_Solar Panel Efficiency
3:41
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Lesson 9_Solar Panel Wiring
2:30
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Lesson 10_Solar Boxes, Junction boxes and Diodes
8:27
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Lesson 11_Connectors, Fuses & Frames
4:51
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Lesson 12_PV Installation Types
5:17
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Lesson 13_Design Ideas and Wiring Symbols
3:32
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Lesson 14_Inverters
13:47
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Lesson 15_String Sizing
3:20
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Lesson 16_AC Connection
4:00
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Lesson 17_Safety Precaution Devices
4:49
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Lesson 18_Net Metering
1:00
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Lesson 19_Battery Resistance
5:43
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Lesson 20_Battery Types
4:28
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Lesson 21_Battery specifications and recharge time
7:09
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Lesson 22_Battery charge cycle and maintenance
4:22
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Lesson 23_Protection Circuits and Charge Controllers
6:12
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Lesson 24_PWM vs MPPT
3:22
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Lesson 25_Conclusion
2:40
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