The Solar Energy Solution: Harnessing Solar Power in the Home and Office

EL ENGR X 425.10
This course helps individuals or organizations augment their home and/or business power requirements with solar energy.
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Classroom
Starting at $999.00
As few as 11 weeks
4.0 Credits
3.3 CEUs

What you can learn.

  • Develop an understanding of how to augment home and/or business power requirements with solar energy
  • Acquire a general overview to choose and design an appropriate solar energy system
  • Define the various forms of solar energy with a specific emphasis on solar electricity
  • Describe the basic electrical and mechanical background as applied to solar energy
  • Describe how electricity can be generated, stored, and utilized in the home and workplace through solar energy
  • Identify installation techniques and methods of monitoring systems performance
  • Apply maintenance procedures
  • Recognize solar energy implications on the financials, environment, and self-sufficient alternatives

About this course:

This course helps individuals or organizations augment their home and/or business power requirements with solar energy. Gain a general overview of the knowledge to choose and ultimately design an appropriate system. Students discuss the various forms of solar energy with a specific emphasis on solar electricity (i.e., how electricity can be generated, stored and utilized in the home and workplace through solar energy). Installation techniques, methods of monitoring systems performance, and proper maintenance procedures are also discussed. This class is primarily for anyone interested and concerned about the financial, environmental, and self-sufficient aspects of solar energy. While not a highly technical course, a basic electrical/mechanical educational background is helpful due to the technology covered in the class. Home and business owners, contractors, sales people, entrepreneurs seeking business opportunities, and those who have a keen interest in solar technology should derive significant benefits from participating in this course.

Fall 2018 Schedule

These courses meet in person and make use of an online presence to varying degrees.

Available
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Wednesday 6:30PM - 9:30PM
Location: UCLA
Instructor: Rod Bergen
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Fee:
$999.00
6 days left. Enroll by Sep 26, 2018
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Notes

Visitors not permitted. Enrollment deadline: October 7, 2018. 

Refund Deadline
No refunds after October 14, 2018
Course Requirements
Book: Photovoltaic Systems by James P. Dunlop
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
Schedule
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Wed Sep 26, 2018
6:30PM - 9:30PM
UCLA
La Kretz Hall 100
Lecture
Wed Oct 3, 2018
6:30PM - 9:30PM
UCLA
La Kretz Hall 100
Lecture
Wed Oct 10, 2018
6:30PM - 9:30PM
UCLA
La Kretz Hall 100
Lecture
Wed Oct 17, 2018
6:30PM - 9:30PM
UCLA
La Kretz Hall 100
Lecture
Wed Oct 24, 2018
6:30PM - 9:30PM
UCLA
La Kretz Hall 100
Lecture
Wed Oct 31, 2018
6:30PM - 9:30PM
UCLA
La Kretz Hall 100
Lecture
Wed Nov 7, 2018
6:30PM - 9:30PM
UCLA
La Kretz Hall 100
Lecture
Wed Nov 14, 2018
6:30PM - 9:30PM
UCLA
La Kretz Hall 100
Lecture
Wed Nov 21, 2018
6:30PM - 9:30PM
UCLA
La Kretz Hall 100
Lecture
Wed Nov 28, 2018
6:30PM - 9:30PM
UCLA
La Kretz Hall 100
Lecture
Wed Dec 5, 2018
6:30PM - 9:30PM
UCLA
La Kretz Hall 100

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