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Solar Power from the Sun

COURSE NO: M02-019
Solar Power from the Sun
Course Highlights

This online engineering PDH course describes some of the basics for residential photovoltaic systems including system types, sizing and selection considerations, utility saving ranges and other factors involved with residential photovoltaic systems.


Solar electric systems, which are also called photovoltaic are reliable and pollution-free. They make use of a renewable source of energy - the sun.  Utilizing the sun to provide direct electricity through photovoltaic is a "green" sustainable energy source decision.


This 2 PDH online course is applicable to mechanical and electrical engineers, design and construction personnel, technical staff and facility personnel who are interested in gaining a better understanding in residential power systems.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Residential photovoltaic system basics
  • Incentives for installing photovoltaic systems
  • Investment considerations for photovoltaic systems
  • Selecting providers of photovoltaic systems
  • Financing, permitting, insurance and warranty considerations
  • Installation costs and energy savings costs
Course Document

In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review the material contained in "A consumer's Guide - Get Your Power From The Sun" U.S. Department of Energy, December 2003, DOE/GO-102003-1844. 

To view, print and study the course document, please click on the following link(s):
Solar Power from the Sun (802 KB)
Course Quiz
Once you complete your course review, you need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of fifteen (15) questions at the end of this course to obtain 2 PDH credits.  The quiz will be based on this DOE publication.


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 may print your Certificate of Completion after we receive your payment.) For your convenience, we will also email you your Certificate of Completion. Also, you can log in to your account at any time to access and print your Certificate of Completion.

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