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