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Residential Solar PV Energy Guide

COURSE NO: R01-304I
PDH CREDIT: 1
COURSE PROVIDER: Elie Tawil, P.E., LEED AP
Residential Solar PV Energy Guide
Course Highlights

This online engineering PDH course provides information on solar photovoltaic (PV) technology, and presents a series of steps that will help you reach a well-informed conclusion about making an investment in solar energy systems.

Solar PV technology is the process that converts sunlight into electrical current when it strikes suitable materials called semiconductors in a device. Sunlight is absorbed by semiconducting materials, such as silicon, releasing electrons from their atoms. The electrons flow through the semiconductor to produce direct current (DC) electricity.

If you are considering adding a solar photovoltaic (PV) energy system to your home to generate electricity, or to perform an upgrade on your own solar energy system, this presentation will explain how Solar Photovoltaic (PV) technology works and will help you reach a well-informed decision on investing in solar energy systems.

This 1 PDH online course is applicable to electrical and mechanical engineers as well as energy specialists who are interested in expanding their knowledge on solar PV technology and understanding the detailed considerations for installing similar systems for generating electricity.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Familiarizing with the building blocks of solar PV systems
  • Understanding the preliminary research process prior to designing a system or purchasing its components
  • Learning about site assessment and determining the ideal conditions for the solar array
  • Understanding the different considerations for roof and ground-mounted systems
  • Learning how to formulate solar array designs, calculations and sizing requirements
  • Identifying the significant components of a solar array as part of the equipment selection process
  • Gaining a general overview of contracts, installation, maintenance and monitoring of solar energy systems
Course Document
For this course, you will need to go through the interactive presentation "Residential Solar PV Energy Guide". To access the presentation, you will need to log in or register and purchase the course. Following the course purchase, please click on the link provided in your account to view the presentation. The duration of this presentation is approximately 59 minutes.
This particular course document is accessible only after purchase.

Course Quiz

Once you finish watching the PDH interactive presentation, you will be redirected to your account to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of ten (10) questions to earn 1 PDH credit. The quiz will be based on this interactive presentation.

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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