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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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