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Introduction: This Solar Energy Certificate Program is designed for individuals seeking to gain a comprehensive understanding of the residential and commercial solar energy sector. This program will provide in-depth knowledge of photovoltaic (PV) energy systems, including panel technology, inverter technologies, installation methods, and more. The program is suitable for both beginners and professionals in the industry looking to enhance their skills and knowledge.

Duration: 12 weeks (1 course per week)

Week 1: Introduction to Solar Energy

  • Overview of the Solar Energy Industry

  • History of Solar Energy

  • Benefits of Solar Energy

  • Types of Solar Energy Systems

Week 2: Solar Panel Technology

  • Overview of Solar Panels

  • Types of Solar Panels

  • Panel Efficiency

  • Panel Durability

Week 3: Inverter Technology

  • Overview of Inverters

  • Types of Inverters

  • Inverter Efficiency

  • Inverter Durability

Week 4: Site Assessment

  • Overview of Site Assessment

  • Assessment of Solar Radiation

  • Assessment of Building Orientation

  • Assessment of Building Roof

Week 5: System Design

  • Overview of System Design

  • Design of Electrical System

  • Design of Structural System

  • Design of Solar Panel Array

Week 6: Installation Methods

  • Overview of Installation Methods

  • Roof-Mounted Systems

  • Ground-Mounted Systems

  • Carport Systems

Week 7: Grid-Tied Systems

  • Overview of Grid-Tied Systems

  • Design of Grid-Tied Systems

  • Operation of Grid-Tied Systems

  • Interconnection with Utility Companies

Week 8: Off-Grid Systems

  • Overview of Off-Grid Systems

  • Design of Off-Grid Systems

  • Operation of Off-Grid Systems

  • Battery Bank Design

Week 9: Energy Storage

  • Overview of Energy Storage

  • Types of Energy Storage

  • Energy Storage Efficiency

  • Energy Storage Durability

Week 10: Maintenance and Repair

  • Overview of Maintenance and Repair

  • Maintenance of Solar Panel Array

  • Maintenance of Inverters

  • Maintenance of Energy Storage

Week 11: Financial Considerations

  • Overview of Financial Considerations

  • State and Federal Incentives

  • Financing Options

  • Return on Investment (ROI)

Week 12: Project Management

  • Overview of Project Management

  • Management of Installation

  • Management of Maintenance and Repair

  • Management of Interconnection with Utility Companies

Assessment: At the end of the program, participants will be required to complete a comprehensive exam that will test their understanding of the various topics covered in the course. Those who pass the exam will be awarded a Solar Energy Certificate.

Note: The course syllabus is a guide and is subject to change based on the needs and requirements of the participants.

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