Solar Energy - Solar Technology and Its Use Worldwide
This free online course explains the use of solar technology to avoid the consequences of over-reliance on fossil fuels.Publisher: Advance Learning
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The world 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, particularly solar energy. This course provides an introduction to solar technology and lays out the consequences of over-reliance on fossil fuels to establish the need for the widespread use of solar power. Solar energy harnesses the energy of the Sun to create electricity or complete tasks that require it, such as illumination and heating. It is clean and renewable and gets cheaper by the day.
We study the use of solar technologies 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. We examine the barriers that prevent people from accessing and utilizing solar energy and consider what can be done to encourage its use across the globe.
This course suits homeowners or business owners who are interested in investing in solar power. It can also help anyone interested in the environment to understand how this important technology can spare the planet further pollution. Aspiring engineers should also consider adding this knowledge to their portfolios as renewable energy is a crucial industry in the new century.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
By the end of this course, you will be able to:
- Identify the uses of solar energy
- Describe photovoltaic and concentrated solar power systems
- Discuss the domestic, commercial and industrial use of solar energy
- Identify the world leaders in solar power
- Lay out the potential consequences of failing to adopt renewable energy
- Outline contemporary barriers to solar energy
- Explain how to install a photovoltaic system
- Break down how governments, action groups and communities can promote solar power
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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.