Solar Energy beginner to advancedSolarPV System Design 2023

2023 Learn solar energy, from the components to the design of a Solar PV System. Focused on both technical & commercial.
Solar Energy beginner to advancedSolarPV System Design 2023
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Marco Donzi


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Solar Energy beginner to advancedSolarPV System Design 2023

What you’ll learn

Learn Solar Energy Fundamentals
Design On Grid Solar Energy Systems.
Size On Grid Solar Systems and learn about each component of a solar energy system
Solar Energy Systems: begginer to advanced.
On Grid Photovoltaic Solar System.
Solar Energy Fundamentals: solar energy, energy & power, irradiance, units, etc.
Peak Sun Hours, Standard Test Conditions (STC), I-V Curves, Performance Curves and more.
The Solar Cell: the basic unit of the Solar System. How it works, how it’s manufactured, the most popular types and more.
The Phovoltaic Effect: the mechanism used to generate electricity from the sunlight.
Polycrystalline, monocrystalline and thin film cells.
From the solar cell to the solar panel: how it’s made, diagrams, how it works, components, and more.
The Solar Panel: The most popular and commercially available solar panels. Pros and Cons.
Solar Panels: curves, the datasheet, technical parameters, characteristics, construction, junction box, diodes, wiring of the cells, effects of shading and more
Temperature coefficient adjustments on solar panels. Packaging, mechanical characteristics and more.
The On Grid Inverter:How it works, characteristics, electrical parameters, datasheet, types of on grid inverters and it’s pros and cons, how to size and select
Wiring & Conduits: the different types, where to use each one, how to size and select them, pros and cons. Wiring diagrams.
One-Wire diagram of an on grid transformerless inverter.
Protection devices: fuses, SPD’s, circuit breakers, RCD’s. Characteristics, how they work, how to size and select them. Wiring diagrams.
The Combiner box, the wiring and components inside the combiner box.
Mounting Structures: the most popular types of structures available in the market. The pros and cons of each type, commercial tips, and more
From the components to the system: how the PV Solar System works. How it’s wired, how to put all the components together to make the PV System.
One-wire Diagram of the PV system, with the protection devices, PV array, on grid inverter, combiner boxes, wiring, conduits, etc.
Sizing and design of the Solar PV System: Getting the solar irradiance for free. Import data to the excel we developed to calculate the energy generation.
Step by Step sizing a PV Solar System with an example.
Optimizing the PV System: the optimal tilt and orientation, calculating the interrow spacing of the PV array, using the sun chart diagram.
Super Bonus 1: get our excel files to calculate the energy generation , energy balance and a lot more of data.
Temperature corrections using our spreadsheets. Correct sizing and adjustments based on temperature and recommended losses and voltage drops on the wiring.
Sizing the PV array, the On Grid Inverter, the concept of clipping, sizing the wiring and conduits, selecting the protection devices, and estimating balances
Super Bonus 2: excel spreadsheet to calculate the cost of the PV system, the energy consumption, and more.
Financial: how to calculate the payback period, the cost of the PV system. Estimating the savings on the energy bill, commercial tips when selling a PV system.
Financial 2: estimating the payback period the master’s way: the NET PRESENT VALUE or NPV method.
Super Bonus 3: excel file to calculate the cashflows, the payback period, the return on investment, the savings, the discount cash flow, and more.

Solar Energy beginner to advancedSolarPV System Design 2023


Willing to learn.
Passion for becoming part of the green revolution.


Hello solar friends!! Now we are more than 3100 students worldwide! thank you for this! This shows the quality and content of the course! Visit my profile for more courses like this one :)Thank you so much for your interest in the COMPLETE SOLAR ENERGY COURSE with 119 lectures and extra downloadable resources to help you design, size, and price your solar system!In this course, you are going to learn from the basics to the more complex subjects on solar energy. You are going to learn in-depth and intensive content on solar energy. This is not just a regular course, it’s complete, intensive, and practical, focused on both technical and commercial sides of solar energy. Solar Energy is growing exponentially and is growing non-stop, it has already created thousands of jobs in the world. It is getting more complex and more knowledge is needed to differentiate yourself in the industry to land a job or to start your own company. In this course, you will get A LOT of content and knowledge about solar energy and the industry. Including how to design and size a PV System. I’m a mechanical engineer and I’ve been working in solar energy for more than 7 years, both in the technical and in the commercial and business development side of the industry.I have a great overview of both sides and I focused on both in this course. That’s why also with the technical information, I’ll be talking about commercial tips during the lectures to help you understand how to see the business and where to stand when selling or selling a PV system. In this course, we also have a financial section in which we learn how to estimate the PAYBACK period of the PV system using the NET PRESENT VALUE method, a method used on investment analysis not only on solar but in many other industries to analyze an investment.The approach of this course is to go from the components to the system, this means, we’ll start learning each component of the system separately, and then after we understand how each component works, we’ll see the system working as a whole, how each component work on the system and how the system works altogether.So there we go, an in-depth, complete course on on-grid solar photovoltaic systems, prepared in a very easy to learn methodology, from the components to the system, step by step, focused on both technical and commercial skills.You will get access to download the excels that we developed to help you calculate the payback period, the solar energy generation of your PV system for different tilts and we show you how to import the irradiance for any location, the energy consumption of your location, the price per kWp of the system that you are quoting and more.Enroll in our course now! Join the green revolution and become part of the industry! The goal is to add more value for you and to spread the green revolution, we are firm believers that the world needs clean energy, and at the same time this has to be sustainableWe need more people to join to cover what the world needs, that’s why we want you to join and tell your friends about us and to join as well if they are interested in solar energy!Join the green revolutionYou’ll learn in detail about:SOLAR ENERGY FUNDAMENTALSTHE SOLAR CELLSTHE PHOTOVOLTAIC EFFECTTHE SOLAR PANELSINVERTERSPERFORMANCE CURVESDATASHEETS AND ELECTRICAL PARAMETERSWIRING & CONDUITSPROTECTION DEVICESCOMBINER BOXSTRUCTURES FOR THE SOLAR PANELSDESIGN OF THE PV SYSTEMSIZING OF THE PV SYSTEMIMPORTING DATABASE OF SOLAR IRRADIANCE FOR SIZING THE PV SYSTEMS FOR ANY LOCATIONOPTIMIZATION OF THE PV SYSTEMSELECTION OF COMPONENTSPAYBACK PERIODWIRING DIAGRAMSCOMMERCIAL TIPSFor more details on what you’ll learn you can refer to the top of the page or to our index preview.


Section 1: Presentation of the Course

Lecture 1 Index and how to navigate the Solar Energy Course

Lecture 2 Solar Energy Course – Introduction

Lecture 3 Disclaimer

Section 2: Solar Energy History and actual context

Lecture 4 Brief History, Present day and near future expectactions on Solar Energy

Section 3: Solar Energy Fundamentals

Lecture 5 Energy & Power

Lecture 6 Energy & Power – Examples

Lecture 7 How does the solar energy reach the earth?

Lecture 8 The Solar Radiation Spectrum

Lecture 9 Review

Lecture 10 Diffuse and Direct Radiation

Lecture 11 Peak Sun Hours

Lecture 12 don’t forget to leave a 5 stars review 🙂

Lecture 13 To resume – Solar Energy Fundamentals Section

Section 4: The Solar Cell

Lecture 14 The Photovoltaic Effect: electricity from the sunlight

Lecture 15 Why Silicon?

Lecture 16 What is doping?

Lecture 17 The PN Junction

Lecture 18 Important facts about solar cells

Lecture 19 Review

Lecture 20 To resume – Solar Cell Section

Section 5: The Solar Panel

Lecture 21 Introduction to the Solar Panel Section

Lecture 22 The On Grid Solar System

Lecture 23 From the Solar Cell to the Solar Panel

Lecture 24 Cell Technologies

Lecture 25 PV Modules Views

Lecture 26 From the Solar Cell to the Solar Array

Lecture 27 Solar Cells Technologies: thin film, poly and monocrystalline cells

Lecture 28 The Polycrystalline Cells

Lecture 29 The Monocrystalline Cells

Lecture 30 Mono vs Poly: visual differences

Lecture 31 Electrical Parameters and STC

Lecture 32 Cell Temperature

Lecture 33 Irradiance (STC)

Lecture 34 Air Mass or AM (STC)

Lecture 35 Review

Lecture 36 The Solar Panel Label

Lecture 37 Voltage of a Solar Panel

Lecture 38 Current and Power of the Solar Panel

Lecture 39 Maximum System Voltage of a Solar Panel

Lecture 40 Overcurrent Protection Devices (OCPD) and Certificates of the Solar Panel

Lecture 41 36, 60 and 72 Cells Solar Panels

Lecture 42 60 & 72 Cells Solar Panels

Lecture 43 The Solar Panel Datasheet

Lecture 44 The Warranty Curve

Lecture 45 Mechanical Characteristics and Packaging of the Solar Panel

Lecture 46 Electrical Parameters of Solar Panels

Lecture 47 NOCT

Lecture 48 Temperature Coefficients

Lecture 49 Temperature Coefficients – Example

Lecture 50 I-V Curves of the Solar Panels

Lecture 51 Solar Panels Common Problems

Lecture 52 LID or Light Induced Degradation

Lecture 53 PID or Potential Induced Degradation

Lecture 54 Hot Spots on Solar Panels

Lecture 55 Bypass Diodes on Solar Panels

Lecture 56 Microcracks

Lecture 57 Other Defects on Solar Panels

Lecture 58 Other Types of PV Modules

Lecture 59 Double Glass PV Modules

Lecture 60 Bifacial PV Modules

Lecture 61 Half Cell (HC) PV Modules

Lecture 62 Mono PERC PV Modules

Lecture 63 Self Cleaning PV Modules

Lecture 64 Review

Lecture 65 Advantages of Higher Power Output Solar Panels

Lecture 66 To resume – Solar Panels Section

Section 6: The Inverter

Lecture 67 Introduction to the inverter section

Lecture 68 Alternating and direct current (AC and DC)

Lecture 69 Grounded PV Systems

Lecture 70 Transformerless Inverters (TL)

Lecture 71 Inside the inverter

Lecture 72 Inverters Classification

Lecture 73 Grid Interaction

Lecture 74 How the inverter looks like

Lecture 75 The inverter’s datasheet and performance curves

Lecture 76 Review

Lecture 77 The Electrical Parameters of the Inverter

Section 7: Wiring, conduits & protection devices

Lecture 78 Introduction to the section

Lecture 79 The DC circuit

Lecture 80 Building & Grounding Wire

Lecture 81 Conduits

Lecture 82 The Combiner Box

Lecture 83 The DC Breaker

Lecture 84 Fuses

Lecture 85 Surge Protection Devices (SPD’s)

Lecture 86 Residual Current Device (RCD)

Lecture 87 Wiring Diagram

Lecture 88 Wiring Diagram AC side

Lecture 89 To resume – Wiring, conduits and PD section

Lecture 90 Review

Section 8: Structures for the Solar Panels

Lecture 91 Introduction to the structures section

Lecture 92 Dead & Live Loads

Lecture 93 Roof Mounting Systems

Lecture 94 Ground Mounting Systems

Lecture 95 To resume – Structures section

Section 9: General Quiz before the Sizing Section

Section 10: Design and Sizing of the PV Solar Energy System

Lecture 96 Introduction to the design and sizing section

Lecture 97 Concepts Review

Lecture 98 Budget, area & location

Lecture 99 Estimating Energy Consumption

Lecture 100 Energy Consumption (with excel sheet)

Lecture 101 Approaches for Sizing the PV System

Lecture 102 How much we want to cover with solar?

Lecture 103 Peak Sun Hours for Sizing

Lecture 104 How to get the irradiance for any location

Lecture 105 How many solar panels?

Lecture 106 Is it between our clients budget?

Lecture 107 Do we have enough space for the solar system?

Lecture 108 How to calculate the inter row spacing of the PV array

Lecture 109 Optimizing tilt of the PV modules

Lecture 110 Let’s go for the detailed sizing!

Lecture 111 Clipping: DC/AC ratio

Lecture 112 Inverters selection and datasheet

Lecture 113 Temperature adjustments (with excel file and tutorial)

Lecture 114 Defining the PV array

Lecture 115 Maximum Current and Ampacity

Lecture 116 Let’s do it with our example

Lecture 117 Calculating the voltage drop on the wiring

Lecture 118 Protection devices sizing

Lecture 119 To resume – Sizing section

Lecture 120 Review

Lecture 121 Super Bonus: Estimating Energy Generation with our excel sheet


Lecture 122 Introduction to the financial section

Lecture 123 The basic and simple way of estimating payback period (and not so correct)

Lecture 124 Bonus: Calculating the cost per kWp (with our excel sheet)

Lecture 125 Net Present Value or NPV Method

Lecture 126 Super Bonus: How to used the NET PRESENT VALUE with our excel file

Lecture 127 End of the Course

Lecture 128 Review

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Created by: Marco Donzi

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