Course NumberSU-02-205
PDH Hours6
Overview of Solar Energy

Overview of Solar Energy

Solar energy is abundant and offers significant potential for near-term (2020) and long-term (2050) climate change mitigation. Solar energy conversion consists of a large family of different technologies capable of meeting a variety of energy service needs. Solar technologies can deliver heat, cooling, natural lighting, electricity, and fuels for a host of applications.

This course presents an overview of the wide variety of solar technologies of varying maturities that can, in most regions of the world, contribute to a suite of energy services. It addresses solar heating and cooling, including active and passive methods, and presents a detailed review and analysis of the most commonly used technologies. This course also presents electricity generation using solar energy including photovoltaic cells and concentrating solar power (CSP) plants.

Once you complete your course review, you need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of thirty (30) questions to earn 6 PDH credits.

Learning Objectives

This course is intended to provide you with the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • Familiarity with the various solar energy technologies
  • Heating and cooling with solar including passive and active methods
  • Electricity generation using PV cells and CSPs
  • Emerging solar technolgies

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We provide technical courses for PDH credits that meet Board requirements for Professional Engineers, Geologists and Land Surveyors. This courses is guaranteed to be accepted in AK, AL, AR, FL, GA, IA, IL, ID, IN, KS, KY, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, WI, WV, and WY.  Before purchasing this course, please confirm that your state Board is listed above.