The Solar Power System Fundamentals: System Technology, Understanding and Safety online course is a comprehensive introduction to grid-connect solar photovoltaic (PV) electric systems for homeowners, trades people and anyone wishing to gain a sound fundamental understanding of PV systems.
This online course provides a structured approach to studying the essentials of solar PV systems. The course comprises theory and quizzes that can be completed at the student’s own pace. The resource is presented in topics, starting with how solar systems work, progressing on to the design, costs and installation of a solar system, and finally discussing post-installation safety, operation and maintenance. Progress is assessed through quiz questions at the end of each topic.
The online course can be purchased either alone, for $295 inc. GST, or together with the Earthscan Expert Series: Grid-Connected Solar Electric Systems handbook, for the discounted combined price of $345 inc. GST (a saving of nearly 20% on this publication). Earthscan Expert Series: Grid-Connected Solar Electric Systems covers similar topics in greater detail and would be suitable further reading.
This online course also provides information on grid-connected PV systems using battery storage. This material is provided in response to the market interest in the use of storage for solar PV systems.
There is no assumed knowledge for this course.
Please note that, as this is an online course, a continuous internet connection is required to access and progress through the course material.