This six-week online course uses a series of online presentations, webinars, topic resources, assignments and quizzes to teach the basics of solar electric systems. Participants will learn how photovoltaic (PV) systems work, diagram the four PV system types, describe and identify components, understand the best application and limitations of each system type, define the solar window, make energy efficiency recommendations, estimate system loads, and understand the basics of PV site assessment.

For each module of this course, you will be expected to work through the materials at your own pace witin the time allotted for each module.

You will:

  • Watch a presentation on the module topic
  • Read the topic resources
  • Complete the assignment
  • Take the module survey or quiz
  • Attend a live webinar where you can get reviews and extra help from the instructor

At the end of the course, you will be expected to tke the exit quiz and survey for the course.

Successful completion of the course will entail that all modules have been completed, and that you have received an 80% or greater on assignments and quizzes.

Only successful completion can allow you to move on to upper level courses.