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Solar Energy for Engineers, Architects and Code Inspectors

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Start your career in solar energy with this Solar Energy for Engineers, Architects and Code Inspectors Specialization offered by Coursera in partnership with University at Buffalo. Acquire foundational knowledge of photovoltaic technology.

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Overview

This Solar Energy for Engineers, Architects and Code Inspectors Specialization offered by Coursera in partnership with University at Buffalo provides an overview of solar photovoltaics (PV), intricacies of solar system design, and a framework for solar PV project management. 

Targeted for engineers, HVAC installers, architects and building code inspectors, it is also appropriate for anyone considering a career in the growing renewable energy field of solar power. 

Courses introduce how PV operates and the anatomy of solar electric systems, the economics of solar power, pros and cons of different systems, considerations for designing a PV system, and fundamental code compliance. Materials primarily focus on solar PV in the United States. 

Applied Learning Project

Students will apply theory to projects embedded at the end of each course. They include System Analysis (course 1), System Design (course 2), and System Compliance (course 3). Projects assist students with understanding solar PV system layouts and costs, calculating PV system size, and identifying appropriate system design and labeling requirements.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Solar Energy Systems Overview
  • Solar Energy and Electrical System Design
  • Solar Energy Codes, Permitting and Zoning

Key information

Duration

  • Part-time
    • 4 months
    • 3 hrs/week

Start dates & application deadlines

You can apply for and start this programme anytime.

Language

English

Delivered

Online

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

Beginner Level

  • At least a high school education; background in technical areas and fundamental math skills are helpful for courses 2 and 3

Tuition Fee

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    Free
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    Based on the tuition of 0 USD for the full programme during 4 months.
  • National

    Free
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    Based on the tuition of 0 USD for the full programme during 4 months.

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Funding

Coursera provides financial aid to learners who cannot afford the fee. Apply for it by clicking on the Financial Aid link beneath the "Enroll" button on the left. You'll be prompted to complete an application and will be notified if you are approved. You'll need to complete this step for each course in the Specialization, including the Capstone Project.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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