Your Confidence Guide to Solar PV System Design - Step One
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Your Confidence Guide to Solar PV System Design - Step One

In step one, study panel datasheets, your site properties and how to use the most useful online tools as never before
3.6 (29 ratings)
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Created by Mr. The Teacher
Last updated 10/2016
English
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Includes:
  • 2.5 hours on-demand video
  • 32 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Have a professional understanding of solar cell and solar panel datasheets
  • Compare between any datasheets very easily and take the right decisions whether to buy, use, or discuss with the manufacturer for more details
  • Conduct the necessary calculations in order to understand your panel performance more
  • Understand the relationship between the solar panel and other components in the system, and the performance effect of solar panel on the overall system performance and safety
  • Get familiar with the different data and numbers in the panel datahseet and make a link between the datasheet different parts for an easy and flexible walk through
  • Solar Panel datasheet will not be any more alien for you, it will be the step one to start your system design, components selection, and purchase decision.
  • Be happy, and that is what I want you to be at the end of this course
  • Become ready for the next steps on PV systems design and datasheets understanding
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Requirements
  • a calculator, a pen, and a notebook
  • patience to pose and think and go ahead
Description

The course goal is to develop the critical thinking and the quick approach of asking and answering questions by telling you where to focus on the datasheets and how to relate data together to make solid decisions or ask for more details.

The course content is mainly: 

1. Videos which are the main content of the course

2. Quizes. One quiz at the end of each section

3. PDF files made particularly for you. Notes and challenge files at the end of each section organized in a table for your reference.

The course is divided in two main sections covering solar cells and solar panels. In the solar cell section you will : 

1. Know more in depth about the solar cells in relation to solar panels.

2. Calculate the 100% efficient solar cells as well as any solar cell efficiency.

3. Cut and reconnect solar cells and notice the changes. 

4. Compare between different panels using different size and number of cells.

5. Make your first solar panel and estimate your panel efficiency and size.

At the end of this section, you will know a lot of how to build different panels by just using different solar cell sizes, efficiency, quantity, and circuit connection method.

The other section is about solar panels. In this parts, you will :

1. Understand the solar panel standard datasheet different parts. 

2. Compare between the mono and poly panel datasheets.

4. Count the panel efficiency and size per 1m2 based on STC and NOCT types of test.

5. Figure out the impact of ambient temp. and irradiance on the solar panel and how they effect the panel performance and safety. 

6. Know the different circuit wiring methods in order to make your first PV array.

7. Make your first solar array.

8. Calculate your panel max. current and max. series fuse rating and the fundamentals behind that.

Not only that but to pass this course successfully, during the course you will 

1. Be challenged several times to think more and solve problems that you have not thought about before.

2. Use the calculator, the pen and the notebook.

3. Pose the lessons several times and compare with other datasheets that you might have faced some problems to understand before.

4. Answer the quiz at the end of each section. 

5. Go through the notes file I have arranged for you.

6. Take the final challenge to end this course as you expected to. 

If any problem or doubts, me and all other students will be on your side to support you in the course discussion. This course is the first step in a series where you will cover mostly everything on your way up to stand out on top of all others in the field. Roll up your sleeves and wish you all the best. 




Who is the target audience?
  • interested in PV world
  • in the solar business field and want to build up your confidence and understand your stuff from a different angle
  • beginner but at least have seen a solar panel
  • a home solar system owner and you want to understand more about your panels as the source of power
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58 Lectures
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Welcome To The Course
1 Lecture 02:59
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Solar Cells
11 Lectures 17:22


Solar Cell Datasheet Overview
01:47

Smaller Cells vs. Bigger Cells - Part 1
01:19

Smaller Cells vs. Bigger Cells - Part 2
01:11

Cutting and Reconnecting Solar Cells
01:23

Smaller Cells vs. Bigger Cells - Part 3
01:40

Solar Cell Busbars
01:46

Making Solar Panel
01:25

Panel Efficiency vs. Cell Efficiency
01:23

Section Quiz
10 questions

Section Notes & Final Challenge PDF Files Introduction
01:13
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Solar Panels
12 Lectures 24:39
Solar Panel Datasheet Overview
02:38

Mono vs. Poly Silicon Solar Panels
02:20

STC and NOCT Panel Power Output/m2
01:48


Solar Panel Min. Voltage
01:55

Mono vs. Poly High Temperature Performance
01:37

Solar Panel Max. Voltage
01:43

NEC Solar Panel Max. Voltage
01:32

The Min. and Max. Number of Panels in Series
02:26

Connect Solar Panels Together To Make A PV Array
02:55

Max. Current and Max. Series Fuse Rating
02:11

Section Quiz
7 questions

Section Notes & Final Challenge PDF Files Introduction
01:14
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Understand Your Location. (NEW)
11 Lectures 27:37
Latitudes and Longitudes Intro
01:12

Coordinates' Position Indicators
02:29

More About Hemispheres and Latitudes
02:21


Time Zone
02:32

Time Difference Between Two Locations
02:25

Latitudes & Seasonal Changes
03:13

The Azimuth & Zenith
04:06

The Sun Path Chart
02:50

Get Your Location Sun Path Chart In Only 6 Steps
02:11

"Understand Your Location" Section Quiz

Section Quiz
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Section Notes & Final Challenge PDF Files Introduction
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Get PV System Optimal Power Production (NEW)
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Magnetic & True Azimuth
03:14

Solar Panel Optimum Orientation
02:09

Tilting Solar Panel - Default Method ( From Horizontal & Vertical )
03:32

Tilting Solar Panel - More Methods
03:06

Solar Irradiance & Power Production In Different Orientations - A Location In NH
02:34

Solar Irradiance & Power Production In Different Orientations - A Location In SH
02:29

Quick Walk Through: A location In South Hemisphere & Another In North Hemisphere
02:03

Fixed Tilt Setting - Solar Irradiance & Power Production
02:20

Adjustable Tilt Setting - Solar Irradiance & Power Production
01:38
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Geometry & Right Triangles (NEW)
4 Lectures 11:45
Geometry In Brief
03:02

Triangles Introduction
03:12

Right Triangle - The Sides - 1
03:13

Right Triangle - The Sides - 2
02:18
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The Shadow - Three Different Sources (NEW)
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Shadow Introduction
02:30

Shadow Length In Summer Solstice
02:04

Shadow Length In Winter Solstice
03:02

Shadow Length On Equinoxes
03:14

Solar Panel Shadow At Any Tilt, Location & Time
03:24
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Useful Online Tools (NEW)
5 Lectures 13:14
Geographical Coordinates
01:59

Peak Sun Hours (PSH)
02:53

Sunrise & Sunset
03:04

Magnetic Declination
01:43

Azimuth & Zenith
03:35
About the Instructor
Mr. The Teacher
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Providing useful learning materials to the largest number of people is challenging. I am taking the challenge by sharing with you all I know in a simple and step by step approach. 

I will put many different courses in different fields, such in solar system design; I have put one course already as a step one, and other steps are on the way being prepared. And now I am putting another course on Chinese language where you will learn Chinese via stories which I believe is a great way to learn any language easily and naturally. And in near future will be putting on web design and so on. 

I am looking forward to building the largest learning community on Udemy with all the great learners here!