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Solar Energy - Solar Technology and Its Use Worldwide

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Solar Energy - Solar Technology and Its Use Worldwide
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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.

  • 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.

  • All Alison courses are free to study. To successfully complete a course you must score 80% or higher in each course assessments. Upon successful completion of a course, you can choose to make your achievement formal by purchasing an official Alison Diploma, Certificate or PDF.

    Having an official Alison document is a great way to celebrate and share your success. It is:

    • Ideal to include with CVs, job applications and portfolios
    • A way to show your ability to learn and achieve high results

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