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Learn how to design your PV system and take steps to become a fully qualified solar panel engineer with the Solar Energy. This course is an in-depth training program designed to provide an insight into the solar industry and solar PV installation.

In this course, you will develop practical knowledge and skills to become an expert in the field of energy consumption. You will start by learning how modern technology converts solar energy into electricity, and on completion will have full knowledge of how to design a photovoltaic system. Throughout the course, you will make use of expert solar design software PVSYST and SketchUp, to analyse your data and utilise specialist tools. System pricing, technical reports, and payback period are also discussed in detail.

What you’ll learn

  • Develop your knowledge of solar energy systems and its main components
  • Learn how to build your own solar energy system at home
  • Fast track your career in engineering and develop the required skills
  • Understand the fundamentals of solar radiation and PV solar energy
  • Learn how to conduct a solar energy site survey and technical report
  • Explore renewable energy consumption and the benefits of solar energy
  • Gain an understanding of how solar energy is measured and its units of power
  • Get step-by-step guidance on how to use specialist design software PVSYST & SketchUp


  • Passion to learn!
  • Basic computer skills

Who this course is for

  • Engineering students
  • Beginner Engineers in this field
  • Beginner Solar energy worker
  • Anyone who wants to enter this sector

Course Curriculum

Unit 1- Basics of Solar Energy System
Module 1- Introduction To PV System Construction 00:24:00
Module 2- Solar Heating, Solar Irradiation And Panels 00:38:00
Module 3- Effect of Insolation and Temperature on V-I Curve 00:05:00
Module 4- PV Installation, Short Circuit And Open Circuit Tests Using Avometer 00:15:00
Module 5- Solar Wires And Cables Installation Process 00:22:00
Module 6- Mounting Of PV System 00:04:00
Module 7- Shading and Tilt angle In Solar Energy 00:15:00
Module 8- Half Cut Cell Technology In PV System For Solar Engineering 00:25:00
Module 9- Importance Of Charge Controller In Solar Energy System 00:03:00
Module 10- PWM And MPPT Charge Controllers 00:14:00
Module 11- Understanding More about MPPT Solar Charge Controller For Solar Energy Course 00:24:00
Module 12- Junction Box In Solar Energy System 00:04:00
Module 13- Wiring of Junction Box In Solar Energy System 00:05:00
Module 14- Function, Types And Data Sheet Of Inverter 00:55:00
Module 15- Determining PV Array Maximum System Voltage 00:09:00
Unit 2- Batteries in PV System
Module 1- Construction And Types Of Batteries In Solar Energy System 00:09:00
Module 2- Charging Of Lead Acid Batteries And Hydrometer In Solar Energy System 00:07:00
Module 3- Maintenance Of Batteries And Methods Of Charging In Solar Energy System 00:03:00
Module 4- Cycle of Batteries 00:04:00
Unit 3- Components and Design of Off Grid Solar Energy System
Module 1- Off-Grid Solar System 00:02:00
Module 2- Advantages of Off-Grid Solar System 00:02:00
Module 3- Equipment of Off-Grid Solar System 00:04:00
Module 4- Selection and Datasheet of the Panel 00:04:00
Module 5- Inverter Selection 00:02:00
Module 6- Example 1 On Designing Off Grid System 00:01:00
Module 7- Determine Power Consumption Demands 00:04:00
Module 8- Size the PV modules 00:05:00
Module 9- Inverter sizing 00:04:00
Module 10- Battery Sizing 00:08:00
Module 11- Solar Charge Controller Sizing 00:05:00
Module 12- MPPT Charge Controller Sizing 00:10:00
Module 13- Example 2 Design of an OFF Grid System 00:20:00
Unit 4- Designing of ON Grid Solar Energy System
Module 1- Grid-Tied Solar System 00:03:00
Module 2- Advantages of Grid-Tied Solar System 00:04:00
Module 3- Equipment of Grid-Tied Solar System 00:03:00
Module 4- Example Design of an On Grid System 00:10:00
Module 5- PV Energy According to Area 00:02:00
Unit 5- Design of PV System Using PVSyst Programme
Module 1- Design of an Off Grid Solar Energy System Using PVSYST Program 00:28:00
Module 2- Design Of An On Grid Solar Energy System Using PVSyst Program 00:12:00
Module 3- Mega PV System Design Using PVSyst Program For Solar Energy 00:24:00
Unit 6- Solar Water Pumping System
Module 1- Introduction To Water Pumping System And Steps Of Design 00:24:00
Module 2- Solved Example On Solar Pumping System Design 00:23:00
Unit 7- Protection of PV System
Module 1- Introduction to Protection Of PV System 00:07:00
Module 2- Selection of Fuses and Protection of String 00:13:00
Module 3- Protection of Arrays 00:07:00
Module 4- Protection of Inverter 00:07:00
Module 5- Protection of Transformer 00:07:00
Module 6- Surge Protection Device 00:02:00
Module 7- Grounding of PV System 00:07:00
Module 8- Types of BusBars in PV System and Selection of BusBars 00:12:00
Unit 8- Design Using Excel Sheet
Module 1-Design Of Off Grid PV System Using Excel Sheet 00:26:00
Unit 9- Single Line Diagram of PV System
Module 1- Single Line Diagram Of PV System And Selection Of Fuses And Breakers 00:45:00
Unit 10- MATLAB and ETAP PV Simulation
Module 1- Simulation Of PV Cell In MATLAB And Obtaining V-I Characteristics 00:28:00
Module 2- Get a Complete Grid Connected PV Solar Energy System In MATLAB Simulink 00:25:00
Module 3- PV System Simulation Using ETAP Lesson 00:24:00


This course is for anyone who's interested in this topic and wants to learn more about it. This course will also help you gain potential professional skills.

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Yes, there is a test at the end of the course. Once you’ve completed all the modules of the course, you will have to give a multiple-choice test. The questions will be based on the topics of the modules you studied. And of course, you can take the test at any time, from any device and from anywhere you want.

Don’t worry if you fail the test, you can retake it as many times as you want.

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