About this course

This case study presents the Kroska Residential PV installation Seminar that blends two PV system designs (battery free and battery back-up) and accommodates two roof planes and types. The design provides for great cost-effectiveness and high aesthetic quality.

Learning Objectives:

After watching this lecture, students will be able to:
- Define photovoltaic blended designs
- Understand how to create one array on two roof-planes and types
- Identify the differences between designs with and without storage
- Describe and identify the components of both systems
- Illustrate the benefit of blended systems

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Course outline

1 module • 3 assignments • 17 minutes of video lectures

Module 1 • 1 assignments
Watch Christopher LaForge's Free Lecture

Watch 'The Kroska Case Study: Solar PV Systems with Storage' here.

  • The Kroska Case Study: Solar PV Systems with Storage (17 minutes) (17:46 minutes)


  • Christopher LaForge

    Certified Master Trainer (IREC), NABCEP Certified Photovoltaic Professional - Emeritus , Great Northern Solar
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    Christopher LaForge is the CEO of Great Northern Solar and a NABCEP certified photovoltaic installer-emeritus. He has been designing, specifying, and installing systems since 1988. He has been an instructor with the MREA since 1993 teaching Advanced Photovoltaic design and installation and is an ISPQ Affiliated Master Trainer. In 2016 he was named IREC's Master Trainer... Learn more

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The course have the potential to give insight to a hands approach to doing your own approach to off grid solar Installations

Allan Simmons
CEO, Solar Energy Innovations Inc



very helpful with the pictures and easy to understand show and tell

Herbert Lubis

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