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Solar Energy for Engineers, Architects and Code Inspectors

University at Buffalo via Coursera Specialization


This specialization 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. To learn more, view an overview at


Course 1: Solar Energy Systems Overview
- Offered by University at Buffalo. By the end of this course, learners will have acquired a broad understanding of the history and mechanics ... Enroll for free.

Course 2: Solar Energy and Electrical System Design
- Offered by University at Buffalo. This course supplies learners with the insights necessary for properly planning, and therefore ... Enroll for free.

Course 3: Solar Energy Codes, Permitting and Zoning
- Offered by University at Buffalo. This course equips learners to identify national code and zoning rules specific to photovoltaic (PV) ... Enroll for free.


Taught by

Gay E Canough

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