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. Battery Basics

    2. Q18 Battery Efficiency

    3. Voltaic Cell

    4. Q19 Charging the Voltaic Cell

    5. Cell Vs. Battery

    6. Q20 Series Vs. Parallel

    7. Charge Cycle - Bulk

    8. Q21 Bulk Charging Stage

    9. Charge Cycle - Absorption

    10. Q22 Absorption Charging Stage

    11. Charge Cycle - Equalization

    12. Q23 The Equalization Charge

    13. Lead Acid Family

    14. Q24 Battery Orientation

    15. Lead Acid Charge Cycle

    16. Q25 Temperature Compensation

    17. Lithium Ion Family

    18. Q26 About Ions

    19. Lithium Ion Charge Cycle

    20. Q27 The Lithium Battery

    21. Lithium Ion Topping Charge

    1. Operation

    2. Q28 Case Study: Your Phone Charger

    3. Source Vs. Load

    4. Q29 Charger Efficiencies

    5. I/V Curve - Part 1 of 2

    6. Q30 Voltage & Amperage

    7. I/V Curve - Part 2 of 2

    8. Q31 The Solar IV Curve

    9. PWM Solar Charger

    10. Q32 The Pulse Width Modulation

    11. PWM I/V Curve

    12. Q33 PWM Voltage Options

    13. MPPT Solar Charger

    14. Q34 Voltage Vs. Amperage: The MPPT Solar Charge Controller

    15. MPPT I/V Curve

    16. Q35 The magic of the MPPT Charge Controller

    17. Solar Charger Options

    18. Q36 Adjustable Settings & Solar Chargers

    19. PWM Wiring

    20. Q37 The Three Types of Chargers

    21. Battery Chargers

    1. Battery Capacity

    2. Q38 Discharging your Battery

    3. Battery Banks

    4. Q39 Discharging your battery bank

    5. DC Vs. AC Appliances

    6. Q40 DC Versus AC Appliances

    7. How AC is made

    8. Q41 Magnetic Fields and AC Power

    9. The AC waveform

    10. Q42 The Frequency of Alternating Current

    11. The AC/DC Rectifier

    12. Q43 From AC to DC in 2 Steps

    13. Chapter Wrap-up

About this course

  • $49.99
  • 55 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'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.