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

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. Inverter Basics

    2. Q44 The Total Harmonic Distortion

    3. Square Wave Inverter

    4. Q45 The Square Sine Wave

    5. Modified Sine Wave Inverter

    6. Q46 The Modified Sine Wave Inverter

    7. Pure Sine Wave Inverter

    8. Q47 The [not so] Pure Sine Wave Inverter

    9. Battery Inverter

    10. Q48 Inverter Efficiency

    11. Inverter Charger

    12. Q49 The Generator Assist Functionality

    13. Solar Inverters

    14. Q 50 The 'Anti-Islanding' Functionality

    15. Inverter Terminology

    16. Q51 Maximum & Nominal Output Power Ratings

    17. Inverter Sizing - Part 1 of 2

    18. Q52 Sizing Your Inverter

    19. Inverter Sizing - Part 2 of 2

    20. Q53 Appliances & Maximum Power Rating

    21. Wrap-up

    1. Voltage Drop

    2. Q54 Voltage Drop & Variables

    3. AWG - Part 1 of 2

    4. Q55 The American Wire Gauge

    5. AWG - Part 2 of 2

    6. Q56 AWG Sizes: Rule of Thumb

    7. IEC

    8. Q57 Metric Vs. AWG Wire Sizes

    9. Efficiency

    1. Fuses

    2. Q58 How To Size Your Fuse

    3. Breakers

    4. Q59 The different current ratings for your breaker

    5. Inside the Breaker

    6. Q60 The Magnetic Coil

    7. The Arc Extinguisher

    8. Q61 The Functioning of The Arc Extinguisher

    9. DC Vs. AC Breakers

    10. Q62 The Design of DC Breakers

    11. Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters

    12. Q63 The function of the GFCI / RCD

    13. Wrap-up

About this course

  • $49.99
  • 43 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.