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A Residential Customer Guide to Going Solar

COURSE NO: R01-010
A Residential Customer Guide to Going Solar
Course Highlights

This online engineering PDH course presents guidelines to help homeowners understand the available options when considering investing in solar technology.


Advances in clean energy technologies have made renewable energy more accessible to the public than ever before. The cost of installing solar photovoltaic (PV) panels on a home has fallen to the point that millions of Americans now have the opportunity to reduce their electric bills and more affordably generate their own energy. There are also federal, state, and utility financial incentives available to American homeowners to make solar a more cost-effective energy option.


This course introduces principles of residential solar including PV design and efficiency, and outlines three primary ways a home can use power generated by a PV system. It also discusses the upfront cost and possible savings associated with residential solar, as well as some federal and state incentives that may be available for homeowners.


This 1 PDH online course is intended for civil, electrical, and mechanical engineers to better understands the available options when installing solar technology for homes.

Learning Objectives

This PE continuing education course is intended to provide you with the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • Familiarizing with solar PV efficiency
  • Learning about residential solar energy production
  • Understanding the basics of cost savings and upfront costs of residential PV
  • Learning about federal and state incentives
  • Familiarizing with various power generation options
Course Document
In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review the course document titled, "A Residential Customer Guide to Going Solar”, prepared by the North Carolina Solar Center.
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Course Quiz
Once you complete your course review, you need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of ten (10) questions to earn 1 PDH credits. The quiz will be based on the entire document.
The minimum passing score is 70%. There is no time limit on the quiz, and you can take it multiple times until you pass at no additional cost.
Certificate of Completion

Upon successful completion of the quiz, print your Certificate of Completion instantly. (Note: if you are paying by check or money order, you will be able to print it after we receive your payment.) For your convenience, we will also email it to you. Please note that you can log in to your account at any time to access and print your Certificate of Completion.

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