Grid-Tied SOLAR ENERGY system design: PV Panels - 2023
What you'll learn
- The latest solar photovoltaic technologies available: PERC, HIT, All-Black, Mono & Poly Crystalline Modules
- Understand what the optimum placement of your panels will be: Tilt Angle, Azimuth & Positioning
- Learn about solar panel mounting: Roof/Pole/Ground Mounting
- The efficiencies you can expect from your panels: The latest improvements, how to find the real efficiency values, and how to poke through sales pitches
- No prior knowledge required: You will learn everything you need to know.
- This course is part of a larger set of courses for Grid Tied Solar Energy Systems: You might be interested in the other sections as well!
Hello Solar Energy Enthusiast!
My goal is to make sure you will enjoy this course! Since you are reading this, it means you are looking for a reliable source of information related to grid-tied solar energy systems: Through this course, I will share with you my extensive knowledge and experience.
And lucky you! Through this course you will get a condensed version of all the fundamentals you need to be aware of. I have included several short multiple choice questions, though which you can self-test whether you have absorbed the knowledge adequately throughout the course. And to spice it up, we will also take numerous virtual excursions to websites of manufacturers of different components of your solar system. Through this approach, we makes sure that we bridge the following gaps:
We make sure that you get the relevant and unbiased knowledge from an experienced professional
You have the possibility to test your knowledge and freely browse through the content of the course as per your preferences
We will bridge the gap between theory & real-life examples by reviewing numerous product options which you might come across as you will be shopping for your system components
I am glad you are interested in this course: It will teach you all the relevant knowledge, without any 'fluff', and includes several brief multiple-choice questions to test your knowledge.
I have created this course for you, fueled by my academic background in Renewable Energy Engineering and extensive field experience in the design and installation of PV Energy Systems. You are getting a very good deal: I will summarize for you all that I have learned over the years, and all you have to do is push the button and starting soaking up the information. Lucky you!
During this course, we will review and learn about the following topics:
The Photo Voltaic [PV] effect
The different materials options for your Solar Panel
Thin film, Crystalline, Gallium Arsenide and Multi-Junction PV Modules
Solar Panel energy efficiencies
PV Cell efficiency versus PV Module efficiency [and how to avoid being fooled by sales pitches]
How to calculate the PV module effiency from the manufacturer's specification sheet
The differences between Mono Crystalline and Poly Crystalline solar panels
Crystalline structure manufacturing processes: Seed crystals vs poly crystalline manufacturing
The physical differences between Mono and Poly Crystalline PV Modules: How to differentiate between them
The PERC solar technology upgrade: Passivated Emitter Rear Contact
The HIT solar technology upgrade: Hetero Junction with Intrinsic Thin-layer
Bifacial solar panels: How they work and what you can gain from them
The Standard Test Conditions versus Bifacial Standard Test Conditions for bifacial panels
The Half-Cut solar cell technology: The performance gains and how they work
Bypass Diodes in solar panels: How they impact your solar energy production
Solar Junction Boxes: Their location on your PV module
All-Black solar panels: Their differences with regular mono-facial models
The performance losses related to opaque module backing sheets
Solar Slopes & Angles: A refresher on the orientation system of degrees
Longitude versus Latitude: the global positioning system and how it relates to your solar energy system
Optimum tilt angles for your PV module, including theoretical examples
The seasonal shift of the earth's axis and how it impacts your solar energy production
How to retrieve your exact Longitude and Latitude
Your Solar Azimuth and the spherical coordination system
How to determine your roof's azimuth based on satellite images
Practical examples of how to use a digital protractor tool
The three types of mounting systems for solar modules
Roof mounted systems and their main components
System solution examples for corrugated roof mounting systems
The main outline of this course is as follows:
The PV Effect
Improved panel technologies
Difference module variations
Installation of Solar Modules
Solar angles and module tilt
Array orientation and Azimuth
Solar Module mounting system options
Take action now! Educate yourself by staring this course, so that you will be able to make well-informed decisions for your system. TIP: Udemy offers a very generous refund policy in case the course content turns out different than expected.
See you soon!
Renewable an Sustainable Energy Engineer, Master of Engineering
Mechanical Engineer, Energy Technology, Bachelor of Engineering
Who this course is for:
- Home Owners
- Property Managers
- Installation Technicians
- Design and Sales Specialists
Jesse now shares his engineering skills and expertise in this easy to grasp & to-the-point course. Simple and clear illustrations and pleasant graphics make you want to watch the content from start to finish. The course format follows the Person In Presentation [PIP] approach: You watch Jesse teaching you everything you need to know, while the background shows the full-screen dynamic presentation with all the visual course content.
Specialized in Off-Grid Energy Systems, with a focus on Solar Power and Generator/Solar Hybrid systems. More than ten years of hands-on experience in the design, installation and commissioning of Off-Grid Energy Systems with both Lithium Ion and Industrial Lead Acid battery banks.
Jesse has a Master of Engineering [Meng] Degree in Renewable and Sustainable Energy Engineering from the Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada, and a Bachelor or Engineering [Beng] degree in Mechanical Engineering with a specialization in Energy Technology from The Hague University in The Netherlands.
Early career experience is based in the technology sector of oil & gas energy metering systems, as well as biogas-to-natural gas decentralized upgrading technologies. Prior to his career developments in remote and off-grid power energy systems, Jesse realized construction and commissioning of medium to large scale Straight Vegetable Oil [SVO] and biofuel plants.