Complete Solar Energy Course - Level 3

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Overview If you wish to expand your knowledge on solar energy, the Complete Solar Energy Course – Level 3 is …


If you wish to expand your knowledge on solar energy, the Complete Solar Energy Course – Level 3 is designed to teach you everything you need to know about solar energy. The course contains a wealth of information on the fundamentals of solar energy, on-grid and off-grid, different solar inverters, shading effect in PV systems, and selection of batteries in solar systems.  

The Complete Solar Energy Course – Level 3 will demonstrate how the solar energy system works, how to select components including solar panels, inverters, batteries and charge controllers and how to design an earthing system. Key modules are fully explored in this course ensuring learners gain a complete understanding of the subject.        

The Complete Solar Energy Course – Level 3 will begin at the fundamentals and equip learners with the relevant knowledge on the overview of different solar energy systems. It is a comprehensive training that offers unique insights on how to be successful both academically and professionally. There is an ever-increasing need for qualified individuals who wish to advance to the next stage of their career! This is a IAP certified course that will demonstrate to leading employers you are continually developing yourself, and will make you a desirable candidate across leading industries.

Why You Should Consider Taking this Course at Study365?

Study365 is a leading online provider for several accrediting bodies, and provides learners the opportunity to take this exclusive IAP course.  At Study365, we give our fullest attention to our learners’ needs and ensure they have the necessary information required to proceed with the training.  

Learners who register will be given excellent learning support, discounts for future purchases and be eligible for a TOTUM Discount card and Student ID card with amazing offers and access to retail stores, the library, cinemas, gym memberships and their favourite restaurants. 

  • About the Tutor
  • Learning Outcomes
  • Who is this Course for?
  • Entry Requirements
  • Method of Assessment
  • Certification
  • Awarding Body
  • Career Path & Progression

Ahmed Mahdy is an Electrical Power Engineer and the founder of Khadija Academy in 2019. He’s from Cairo, Egypt and is an online instructor for 9 years. He offers electrical engineering courses and regularly posts YouTube videos on electrical engineering. Ahmed has authored 6 books on electrical engineering and has taught close to 40,000 students living in 170 countries. The purpose of his Academy is to teach the fundamentals of electrical engineering from fundamentals to advance levels. He is a highly recognised and successful instructor and often receives 5-star reviews from his students. He has an engaging teaching style and will walk students step by step through complex information.


  • Learn how PV cells work
  • Advantages and disadvantages of PV cells
  • Learn the different types of solar cells
  • Learn about different solar inverters
  • Selection of solar modules


This course is recommended for,

  • Electrical power engineers
  • Electrical students
  • Anyone interested in learning about solar


  • Learners should be over the age of 16, and have a basic understanding of English, ICT and numeracy.
  • A sound educational background is recommended


This is a knowledge-based course, and thus, will contain no method of assessment.

Upon the successful completion of the course, learners will be awarded an accredited ‘Certificate of Completion’ for ‘Certificate in Solar Energy Course – Level 3’ by IAP.


The International Awards for Professionals iAP is an awarding body established in 1999 that aims to promote a high educational standard. They hope to create online education that is trustworthy and credible. They are focused on raising the standards of online education, and ensuring it is accessible to all. The iAP provides accreditation for a range of educational establishments, and monitors and continually develops the educational standards of such institutions. Their globally recognised certifications give learners the opportunity to acquire the skills and knowledge needed to gain employment in the chosen fields.


The Certificate for Complete Solar Energy Course - Level 3 will improve your candidature for a number of jobs in the electrical and power engineering sectors.  You can study further related courses that will open the door to new and exciting opportunities and enhance your expertise in this subject, and add this as a skillset on your resume. Your skills will be recognised by leading employers and top organisations, and for electrical engineering and power engineering students who wish to pursue this field, this certificate will prove to be highly effective.

Course Curriculum

1. Basics Of Solar Energy System
1.1. Lesson 1: introduction to pv system construction FREE 00:24:00
1.2. Lesson 2: solar heating, solar irradiation and panels FREE 00:38:00
1.3. Lesson 3: effect of insolation and temperature on v-i curve FREE 00:05:00
1.4. Lesson 4: pv installation, short circuit and open circuit tests using avometer FREE 00:15:00
1.5. Lesson 5: solar wires and cables installation process FREE 00:22:00
1.6. Lesson 6: mounting of pv system FREE 00:04:00
1.7. Lesson 7: shading and tilt angle in solar energy 00:15:00
1.8. Lesson 8: half cut cell technology in pv system for solar engineering 00:25:00
1.9. Lesson 9: importance of charge controller in solar energy system 00:03:00
1.10. Lesson 10: pwm and mppt charge controllers 00:14:00
1.11. Lesson 11: understanding more about mppt solar charge controller for solar energy course 00:24:00
1.12. Lesson 12: junction box in solar energy system 00:04:00
1.13. Lesson 13: wiring of junction box in solar energy system 00:05:00
1.14. Lesson 14: function, types and data sheet of inverter 00:55:00
1.15. Lesson 15: determining pv array maximum system voltage 00:09:00
2. Batteries In PV System
2.1. Lesson 1: construction and types of batteries in solar energy system 00:09:00
2.2. Lesson 2: charging of lead acid batteries and hydrometer in solar energy system 00:07:00
2.3. Lesson 3: maintenance of batteries and methods of charging in solar energy system 00:03:00
2.4. Lesson 4: cycle of batteries 00:04:00
3. Components And Design Of Off Grid Solar Energy System
3.1. Lesson 1: off-grid solar system. 00:02:00
3.2. Lesson 2: advantages of off-grid solar system. 00:02:00
3.3. Lesson 3: equipment of off-grid solar system 00:04:00
3.4. Lesson 4: selection and datasheet of the panel 00:04:00
3.5. Lesson 5: inverter selection 00:02:00
3.6. Lesson 6: example 1 on designing off grid system 00:01:00
3.7. Lesson 7: determine power consumption demands 00:04:00
3.8. Lesson 8: size the pv modules 00:05:00
3.9. Lesson 9: inverter sizing 00:04:00
3.10. Lesson 10: battery sizing 00:08:00
3.11. Lesson 11: solar charge controller sizing 00:05:00
3.12. Lesson 12: mppt charge controller sizing 00:10:00
3.13. Lesson 13: example 2 design of an off grid system 00:20:00
4. Designing Of On Grid Solar Energy System
4.1. Lesson 1: grid-tied solar system 00:03:00
4.2. Lesson 2: advantages of grid-tied solar system 00:04:00
4.3. Lesson 3: equipment of grid-tied solar system. 00:03:00
4.4. Lesson 4: example design of an on grid system 00:10:00
4.5. Lesson 5: pv energy according to area 00:02:00
5. Design of PV System Using PVSyst Program
5.1. Lesson 1: design of an off grid solar energy system using pvsyst program. 00:28:00
5.2. Lesson 2: design of an on grid solar energy system using pvsyst program. 00:12:00
5.3. Lesson 3: mega pv system design using pvsyst program for solar energy 00:29:00
6. Solar Water Pumping System
6.1. Lesson 1: introduction to water pumping system and steps of design 00:24:00
6.2. Lesson 2: solved example on solar pumping system design 00:23:00
7. Protection Of PV System
7.1. Lesson 1: introduction to protection of pv system 00:07:00
7.2. Lesson 2: selection of fuses and protection of string 00:13:00
7.3. Lesson 3: protection of arrays 00:07:00
7.4. Lesson 4: protection of inverter 00:07:00
7.5. Lesson 5: protection of transformer 00:07:00
7.6. Lesson 6: surge protection device 00:02:00
7.7. Lesson 7: grounding of pv system 00:07:00
7.8. Lesson 8: types of busbars in pv system and selection of busbars 00:12:00
8. Design Using Excel Sheet
8.1. Design of off grid pv system using excel sheet 00:26:00
9. Single Line Diagram Of PV System
9.1. Single line diagram of pv system and selection of fuses and breakers 00:45:00
10. MALTAB and ETAP PV Simulation
10.1. Lesson 1: simulation of pv cell in matlab and obtaining v-i characteristics 00:28:00
10.2. Lesson 2: get a complete grid connected pv solar energy system in matlab simulink for electrical engineering 00:25:00
10.3. Lesson 3: pv system simulation using etap lesson (14) for power system engineering courses 00:24:00
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