This course is created by Renewable Energy Engineer Jesse Gorter,
and is offered to you in partnership with

Course curriculum

    1. The PV Effect

    2. Q1 The Semiconductor Material

    3. The PV Materials

    4. Q2 Solar Panel Efficiencies

    5. Cell to System - Part 1 of 2

    6. Q3 Solar System Nomenclature

    7. Cell to System - Part 2 of 2

    8. Q4 The layers of a PV Module

    9. PV Connections - Part 1 of 2

    10. Q5 Bypass Diodes

    11. PV Connections - Part 2 of 2

    1. Jargon - Part 1 of 3

    2. Q6 Voltage Fluctuations

    3. Jargon - Part 2 of 3

    4. Q7 Power & Mathematics

    5. Jargon - Part 3 of 3

    6. Q8 The Tricky Power Factor

    7. Fuel Consumption - Part 1 of 2

    8. Q 9 Fuel Consumption Vs. Efficiency

    9. Fuel Consumption - Part 2 of 2

    10. Q 10 Fuel Consumption Calculation

    11. Capacity

    12. Q11 Rated Vs. Peak Power

    13. Inverter Generators - Part 1 of 2

    14. Q12 The Inverter Generator

    15. Inverter Generators - Part 2 of 2

    16. Q13 Generator Noise Levels

    17. Fuel Options

    18. Q14 Fuel Efficiencies

    19. Externalities

    1. The Insides

    2. Q15 Faraday's Low of Induction

    3. Regulators

    4. Q16 Alternator Regulators

    5. Smart Alternators - Part 1 of 2

    6. Q17 Smart Alternators

    7. Smart Alternators - Part 2 of 2

About this course

  • $49.99
  • 37 lessons
  • 1 hour 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 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.