Why Solar is the future!!

Leandro Caruso
A free video tutorial from Leandro Caruso
Environmental Engineer I Postgraduate in General Management
4.3 instructor rating • 2 courses • 11,849 students

Lecture description

A brief description of the reason why Solar PV is a very important Renewable Energy source of power

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  • Design your own Grid-Tie PV System
  • Learn everything on Solar Modules, Optimizers (DC/DC converters), Junction Boxes, Inverterers, Solar Meters
  • Calculate Solar Array size
  • Determine and select the correct components for the Solar PV system
  • Calculate Peak Sun Hours for any location in the world!
  • Determine if the Roof Pitch and Azimuth of a property is good for a Solar System
  • Determine the optimum panel placement for Solar PV
  • Calculate efficiency losses due to Roof Pitch/Azimuth and equipments
  • Energy production curve of a PV system vs. house energy needs
  • Learn about the Solar Cells Chemistry
  • Learn about Monocrystalline vs. Polycrystalline modules
  • Learn the wiring foundations
  • Build your own Grid-Tie Solar design
  • Power concepts & Units
  • Learn all the fundamentals of Solar PV energy
  • Applications of Solar PV Systems
  • Foundations about Off-Grid vs. Grid-Tie
  • How does a PV system work
  • Learn in detail about the components of a typical PV system
  • Advantages and Disadvantages of Solar photovoltaic energy
English Hello solar fans and welcome back, in this lecture I'm going to explain why solar energy is so important in today's energy matrix. To begin with the radiance coming from the sun is an inexhaustible source of energy. It will never end and it's totally free. But what's even more interesting about the source of power is that with today's technologies it can be converted into useful energy to power your house and appliances. It is important that we as rational and conscious living beings have sufficient awareness that nature has provided us with an amazing never ending source of energy which can help us reduce our dependence on fossil fuels. From a market point of view utility power companies have been charging energy rates for power that's been obtained from fossil fuels thermal plants but now thanks to renewable sources of energy there's more competition ultimately pressuring the market to reduce the energy prices down. Let's say that thanks to solar the consumer has different options to choose from apart from just depending on the utility companies. Can you imagine a future where 100 percent of power came from renewable sources of energy? Well it is expected that by the year 2050 a lot of countries such as Switzerland Sweden Costa Rica Paraguay amongst others are on their way of becoming 100 percent self-sustain by renewable sources of energy primarily wind water and solar. Did you know fossil fuel power stations are major emitters of carbon dioxide. Carbon dioxide is a greenhouse gas which according to a consensus opinion of scientific organizations is a major contributor to global warming. In the US 70 percent of electricity is produced from the combustion of fossil fuels. The application of renewable energy technologies are strong substitutes to carbon based power plants making them incredibly important tools in the mitigation of the global warming effects.