The Basics of Photovoltaics (PV)

This course is part of The Basics of Photovoltaics (PV)

Course Overview

The Basics of Photovoltaics (PV) course is designed to provide participants with a comprehensive introduction to the fundamental principles, components, system types, and installation procedures associated with photovoltaic solar energy systems. This course is suitable for individuals looking to build a foundational understanding of PV technology, its components, and the steps involved in installing a photovoltaic system.


Learning Outcomes

Explain the photovoltaic effect and its role in solar energy conversion. Define key electrical concepts related to PV systems, such as voltage, current, and power Identify and describe the functions of major PV system components, including solar panels, inverters, batteries, and charge controllers. Compare various types of solar panels and their efficiency characteristics. Differentiate between grid-connected, off-grid, and hybrid PV systems. Assess the advantages and limitations of each system type in diverse energy scenarios. Size a PV system based on energy consumption, load analysis, and available space.

Field of practice

Renewable Energy Sector (Assembly and Maintenance)
Block 1: PV Fundamentals
Block 2: PV Components
Block 3: System Types
Block 4: Installation