This course is created by Renewable Energy Engineer Jesse Gorter,
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About your instructor:

Jesse Gorter, Energy Engineer

Jesse now shares his engineering skills and expertise through video courses which are relevant, concentrated, practical and full of up-to-date knowledge. Jesse is specialized in Off-Grid Energy Systems, with a focus on Solar Power and Generator or Solar-Hybrid systems.

In addition to a master degree in Renewable Energy Engineering, Jesse has over 15 years of hands-on experience in the design, installation and commissioning of both Grid-Tied and Off-Grid Energy Systems. He has in-depth knowledge about systems with Solar, Wind and Generator power generation in combination with Energy Storage Systems for enhanced self-consumption, grid independence and peak-shaving.

Jesse is passionate about sharing his knowledge with others in a pleasant and efficient manner, and is equipped with engineering degrees from Canada and The Netherlands.

Ir. Ing. Jesse Gorter

Sustainable and Renewable Energy Engineer, Master of Engineering [Meng, Ir.]
Mechancial Engineer - Energy Technology, Bachelor of Engineering [Beng, Ing.]

Course curriculum

    1. [L1] The PV Effect

    2. [Q1] The Semiconductor Material

    3. [L2] The PV Materials

    4. [Q2] Solar Panel Efficiencies

    5. [L3] Cell to System - Part 1 of 2

    6. [Q3] Solar System Nomenclature

    7. [L4] Cell to System - Part 2 of 2

    8. [Q4] The layers of a PV Module

    9. [L5] PV Connections - Part 1 of 2

    10. [Q5] Bypass Diodes

    11. [L6] PV Connections - Part 2 of 2

    1. [L1] Jargon - Part 1 of 3

    2. [Q1] Voltage Fluctuations

    3. [L2] Jargon - Part 2 of 3

    4. [Q2] Power & Mathematics

    5. [L3] Jargon - Part 3 of 3

    6. [Q3] The Tricky Power Factor

    7. [L4] Fuel Consumption - Part 1 of 2

    8. [Q4] Fuel Consumption Vs. Efficiency

    9. [L5] Fuel Consumption - Part 2 of 2

    10. [Q5] Fuel Consumption Calculation

    11. [L6] Capacity

    12. [Q6] Rated Vs. Peak Power

    13. [L7] Inverter Generators - Part 1 of 2

    14. [Q7] The Inverter Generator

    15. [L8] Inverter Generators - Part 2 of 2

    16. [Q8] Generator Noise Levels

    17. [L9] Fuel Options

    18. [Q9] Fuel Efficiencies

    19. [L10] Externalities

    1. [L1] The Insides

    2. [Q1] Faraday's Low of Induction

    3. [L2] Regulators

    4. [Q2] Alternator Regulators

    5. [L3] Smart Alternators - Part 1 of 2

    6. [Q3] Smart Alternators

    7. [L4] Smart Alternators - Part 2 of 2

    1. [L1] Battery Basics

    2. [Q1] battery Efficiency

    3. [L2] Voltaic Cell

    4. [Q2] Charging the Voltaic Cell

    5. [L3] Cell Vs. Battery

    6. [Q3]Series Vs. Parallel

    7. [L4] Charge Cycle - Bulk

    8. [Q4] Bulk Charging Stage

    9. [L5] Charge Cycle - Absorption

    10. [Q5] Absorption Charging Stage

    11. [L6] Charge Cycle - Equalization

    12. [Q6] The Equalization Charge

    13. [L7] Lead Acid Family

    14. [Q7] Battery Orientation

    15. [L8] Lead Acid Charge Cycle

    16. [Q8] Temperature Compensation

    17. [L9] Lithium Ion Family

    18. [Q9] About Ions

    19. [L10] Lithium Ion Charge Cycle

    20. [Q10] The Lithium Battery

    21. [L11] Lithium Ion Topping Charge

    1. [L1] Operation

    2. [Q1] Case Study: Your Phone Charger

    3. [L2] Source Vs. Load

    4. [Q2] Charger Efficiencies

    5. [L3] I/V Curve - Part 1 of 2

    6. [Q3] Voltage & Amperage

    7. [L4] I/V Curve - Part 2 of 2

    8. [Q4] The Solar IV Curve

    9. [L5] PWM Solar Charger

    10. [Q5] The Pulse Width Modulation

    11. [L6] PWM I/V Curve

    12. [Q6] PWM Voltage Options

    13. [L7] MPPT Solar Charger

    14. [Q7] Voltage Vs. Amperage: The MPPT Solar Charge Controller

    15. [L8] MPPT I/V Curve

    16. [Q8] The magic of the MPPT Charge Controller

    17. [L9] Solar Charger Options

    18. [Q9] Adjustable Settings & Solar Chargers

    19. [L10] PWM Wiring

    20. [Q10] The Three Types of Chargers

    21. [L11] Battery Chargers

    1. [L1] Battery Capacity

    2. [Q1] Discharging your Battery

    3. [L2] Battery Banks

    4. [Q2] Discharging your battery bank

    5. [L3] DC Vs. AC Appliances

    6. [Q3] Q40 DC Versus AC Appliances

    7. [L4] How AC is made

    8. [Q4] Magnetic Fields and AC Power

    9. [L5] The AC waveform

    10. [Q5] The Frequency of Alternating Current

    11. [L6] The AC/DC Rectifier

    12. [Q6] From AC to DC in 2 Steps

    13. [L7] Chapter Wrap-up

About this course

  • $149.99
  • 135 lessons
  • 3 hours of video content

Course Features

  • Short Video Lectures

    The content of the course is brought to you in individual video lectures of several minutes long. The instructor shares the relevant knowledge with you, aided by supportive visual material.

  • Certificate of Completion

    Once you complete the course, you will receive a personal [downloadable] certificate of completion for this course.

  • Multiple Choice Exercises

    Throughout the course you have the option to test your comprehension of the shared knowledge through short multiple choice question. And yes, you can skip any or all of them if you wish!

Student's Testimonials

The lecturer is incredibly easy to listen to and he backs up everything he talks about with effective imagery to help understand the systems. Very well done and I’m learning a lot about how solar systems actually work from the individual cell to the entire panel arrays.

Gained a goof amount of knowledge , as I live in South Africa , and at the moment load shedding of the national grid is continuously being implemented, I am considering exploring solar possibilities to get totally of the grid. Thanks very much for sharing the information.

Brilliant Course! The Instructor is very entertaining, informative and engaging. The material is well thought out, current and easy to understand. Thank you great value and I would highly recommend this course.