Solar Energy - Solar Technology and Its Use Worldwide
Learn about solar technology, the consequences of fossil fuels, and how to encourage the use of solar power.
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The course provides an in-depth but clear introduction to solar technology, the consequences of using fossil fuels, and how to encourage the use of solar power. It will first teach you about the most important technologies that are used to capture the solar energy, and how they can be implemented in homes, offices, schools, factories, and farms. This will make you aware of what you can do in the main areas of your life to spread solar technology further.
You will then learn important points about how these technologies lessen the soot, smog, acid rain, and mercury poisoning that are currently the result of burning fossil fuels. The course will then teach you about the barriers that prevent more people from accessing and utilizing solar energy. You will introduced to innovative methods for encouraging the use of solar energy worldwide, and be shown what you can do to continue this effort.
If you want to invest in solar power, begin your journey as a solar technology developer, or even just learn more about solar power so that you can make informed arguments about it and encourage its use, then this is the course for you. The future of our planet depends not just on having solar technology itself, but on having more people who really understand it and can intelligently promote it. In the 2 hours it takes to complete this course, you can become one such person. So why wait?
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Module 1: Understanding Solar Power
Module 1: Learning Outcomes
Introduction to Solar Energy Technology Systems
What Solar Power Looks Like
Solar Power Worldwide
Module 1: Lesson Summary
Module 2: The Importance of Solar Power and Installation of Solar Technology
Module 2: Learning Outcomes
Why Solar and What is Preventing It?
The Installation of PV Systems: An Overview
How to Encourage Solar Energy
Module 2: Lesson Summary
After completing this course you will be able to:
- Identify the ways that solar energy can be used.
- Define and describe Photovoltaic and Concentrated Solar Power systems.
- Discuss how solar can be used in homes, businesses, factories, etc.
- Identify the world leaders in solar power.
- Explain what could happen if there isn’t a shift towards renewable energy.
- Discuss barriers to solar energy.
- List the considerations that must be taken into account when installing a PV system.
- List methods that governments, action groups, and communities can use to promote solar.
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Solar energy is the light and heat from the Sun which can be converted into power for human use. There are two types of solar energy, active and passive. The former is when solar energy is converted into solar power through various techniques such as photovoltaics, solar water heating and concentrated solar power. Passive solar energy is when the Sun’s light and energy is used through design and materials without actively converting it.
Taking up a free online solar energy course by Alison can help you start your career as a solar power developer. The course will help you understand this form of energy a lot better, will help you make informed arguments wherever required, and also help you encourage the use of solar power. This will help you make a positive change in your own small way for the future of our planet. So why wait? Start learning, today.
Each of the online solar energy courses on Alison are free, as are all of Alison's online courses. Alison's learners do not have to pay anything to take these courses unless they want a digital or physical copy of the course certificate.