Solar Energy - Solar Technology and Its Use Worldwide
This course provides an introduction to solar technology, the consequences of fossil fuels, and how to encourage the use of solar power.Publisher: Advance Learning
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The world today is facing an energy crisis – as long as the earth’s climate temperature and sea levels continue to rise, a solution to save our planet must be found. Renewable energy is an important part of this solution and, more particularly, so is solar energy. The course Solar Energy - Solar Technology and Its Use Worldwide provides an introduction to solar technology, the consequences of using fossil fuels, and how to encourage the use of solar power. Solar energy involves harnessing the energy of the sun to either create electricity or to complete tasks that would have otherwise required electricity, such as lighting and heating. It is clean and renewable and the costs are continually decreasing.
This course teaches you about solar technologies that are used to capture the solar energy from the sun and how they can be implemented in homes, offices, schools, factories, and farms to lessen the soot, smog, acid rain, and mercury poisoning that plagues the earth as a result of burning fossil fuels. You will also learn about what barriers prevent more people from accessing and utilizing solar energy and what can be done to encourage the use of solar energy worldwide.
This course will be of great interest to homeowners or business owners who are interested in investing in solar power, and students of science or simply anyone who would like to learn more about renewable energy.Start Course Now
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.