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Fundamentals of Solar: Off-Grid

Posted on: Aug 3, 2011 | Duration: 50 min.
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This course covers the fundamentals of off-grid, stand-alone photovoltaic (PV) systems, with the aim of providing engineers with a good overview of the technologies, topologies and electronics that make up such systems. The course content includes:
•   Introduction to Photovoltaic  Systems
•   Grid-Connected vs. Off-Grid Solar Systems
•   Solar Energy Storage
•   Charge Controllers
•   Power Conditioning
•   Energy Harvesting
•   Integration Issues
An earlier course—Fundamentals of Solar: Grid Connected—focused on PV systems connected to the power grid; if you’re considering connecting your system to the grid at any point, please check out that course, too. If you’re considering a battery-backup grid-connected system, you’ll find the information you need spread across the two courses. If you’re strictly considering a stand-alone system, this course is designed for you.

About the Presenter:
 
John Donovan, Technology Editor
John Donovan is the Editor/Publisher of Low-Power Design and ex-Editor-in-Chief of Portable Design and Managing Editor of EDN Asia. He has 25 years experience as a technical writer, editor and semiconductor PR flack, having survived earlier careers as a C programmer and microwave technician. John is a member the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and a Senior Member of the IEEE.

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EREBUS Posted Aug 7, 2011

Very good overview that fully explained some of the complexity often ignored by other presentations. I now know much more about the benefits and the difficulties in implementing a sustainable solar PV system. Thanks

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kinnar Posted Aug 21, 2011

A very good introductory course for the beginners in the solar technologies it covers most of the fundamentals related with solar energy.

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p_g Posted Aug 21, 2011

I agree, very simple but indeed good introduction. I got good picture of the whole working system.

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oawva Posted Sep 1, 2011

I am inverter Designer I like to know about grid type inverter principal. Oliver. Srilankla.

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RDentonSr Posted Sep 13, 2011

A good overview and does not "dumb down" the presentation.

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abhisc Posted Sep 24, 2011

Good One Abhijit Chaudhari.

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gerry_smyth Posted Feb 11, 2012

I learned a lot here. Appreciate the time and effort in the making of an useful course here. Thank you very much.

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M M Joshi Posted Mar 20, 2012

Good cource for beginer.I like It.

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snandu Posted Oct 12, 2012

S.Nandagopal An excellent overview. Is there anyway I can download the slides?

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