Design and Installation

Fundamentals: Solar PV

by Michael Simons • Last updated 02/2021

4.6/5 (view ratings)
905 students
1 module
1:12 hours
4 assignments

Course description

Solar Photovoltaic (PV) is the technology that absorbs and converts sunlight into electricity through solar panels. It has become increasingly popular as the technology advances and its costs decrease.

This course will provide an overview of Solar PV mechanics and capacity. It will also discuss the advantages and disadvantages of installation and control.


Participants will:
- Learn more about how clean energy solutions improve home performance and customer satisfaction
- Become familiar with how Solar PV works
- Understand the importance of onsite Solar PV in transforming our grid and providing a sustainable home
- Become familiar with the economic risks and benefits of Solar PV

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Full course outline

Module 1 - Fundamentals: Solar PV

  • Solar PV 101 (1:12 hours) (01:12:04 hours)
  • Additional Resources


Michael Simons

Training & Development Manager, Abode Energy Management

In leading Abode’s training and development programs, Mike seeks to help people find joy in their work as they employ sound building science concepts that enhance customer experience. Having helped multiple home performance contractors grow strong through training thoughtful building analysts. Mike is focused on getting people to think the right way away about the... Learn more


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by Ahmed Wael 08/05/2022

students have to get the highest ratings in their section, develop their life skills, communicate, and finally take an interest in programming

by Imran Mustafa 08/02/2022

I am from Pakistan. I really enjoyed the method of presentation. I think I am only the person from Pakistan who is getting this training.

by Ellioth Mushayi, Installation Technician , ElliomProjects 07/14/2022

This is a good course for begginners

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