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Solar Energy for Engineers, Architects and Code Inspectors Series

Solar Energy for Engineers, Architects and Code Inspectors attunes learners to the concepts and mechanics of photovoltaic (PV) technology.

About the Courses

The three courses in this series lay the groundwork for a career in the expanding clean energy economy by exploring the intricacies of solar system design and providing a framework for solar PV project management. Content includes how PV operates, the anatomy of solar electric systems, solar energy economics, pros and cons of different systems, considerations for designing a PV system, and fundamental code compliance.

The Solar Energy for Engineers, Architects and Code Inspectors series is a collaboration of the UB Center for Industrial Effectiveness and SUNY Erie Community College.

How Do I Register?

To register, go directly to Coursera. First, sign up for a free Coursera account. Then simply enroll. It's never too late to join!

Cost

There is no charge to “audit” a course, which includes videos, readings, community discussion forums and the ability to view assignments. The fee to gain complete access – which includes submitting all assignments for feedback or a grade, and the opportunity to earn a verified certificate in solar energy – is $49 per month.