The instructor Wes Kennedy is very accessible and opens the course up to a wide range of professionals. Typical students are existing professionals in solar who are attending the course for guidance on a specific solar plus storage project they are working on. The highest concentration includes business owners, engineers and project managers. The course is packed with material and primarily focused on experienced professionals, however even those new to solar are welcome and can get a lot out of the course if they don't mind being potentially in over their head for some aspects of the course. We find that every student learns in different ways and sometimes want to be thrown into an immersive experience, so all are welcome here.
In the course, Wes discusses several different technology players in the space. Wes is familiar with Sonnen and other manufacturers and will be in the course during the 9-week session to answer questions on the discussion board. Since this is such a dynamic and quickly changing space, the topics discussed in each session vary quite a bit based on the current state of technology.
The thrust of the class is to teach attendees what they need to understand in order to make informed technology selection decisions now and in the future.
We typically say to plan 5-10 hours per week for this course so a total of ~70 hours of work. It does vary based on the student, both in terms of experience and also how much energy they want to put into the course and capstone project. The course videos are all pre-recorded and all the material is available at all times, so you can always work ahead a bit or catch up if you have a busy week.
You get access to all of the course materials as soon as you enroll. During the 9-week session, the instructor Wes Kennedy will be in the course answering questions on the discussion board and reviewing required project work.
You will continue to have access to all of the course materials for a full year after the session end date and can complete the course on your own and print a certificate of completion. So you have the option to either work ahead and have questions ready for Wes, spread all that work out over a year timeframe or try to push through it all with the rest of the group during the 9-week instructor-led session.
There are no specific days you need to attend or time that you need to be logged in. You can begin the course materials as soon as you enroll, the 9-week timeframe is when the instructor will be in the course answering questions and reviewing your project work. We have to assignments organized in weekly modules to help motivate students through completing the course and also to keep the class discussion on track.
You will continue to have access to all of the course materials for a full year after the session end date and can complete the course on your own and print a certificate of completion.
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