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Achieving Solar: An Introductory Guide

Format On Demand: Online
Offered by Eco Achievers, LLC
Price $59.00
Category Other

In this five-module course, you will acquire an understanding of the fundamentals of energy consumption in the U.S. before going on to receive a detailed primer on today's solar energy applications. Whether you are concerned with residential or small business applications, after this course you will understand the difference between solar thermal systems and solar photovoltaic (PV), and the basic technologies for each. Climate and geographic factors, sitting, and zoning considerations will be discussed, and you wil l learn about some of the societal barriers to incorporating solar on your building. Finally, you'll get information on locating a contractor, and understand how a solar installation can add value to a structure.


  • Recognize forces driving the adoption of renewable energy
  • Identify basic aspects and technologies of solar power Recall the role site characteristics play in a successful solar powered installation
  • Differentiate between solar electric and solar thermal technologies
  • Identify resources for evaluating solar electric and solar thermal systems
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CE Hours 4.0