Solar Energy for Engineers, Architects and Code Inspectors

University at Buffalo

University at Buffalo

Program Information

Program Description

This specialization provides an overview of solar photovoltaics (PV), intricacies of solar system design, and a framework for solar PV project management. Targeted for engineers, HVAC installers, architects and building code inspectors, it is also appropriate for anyone considering a career in the growing renewable energy field of solar power. Courses introduce how PV operates and the anatomy of solar electric systems, the economics of solar power, pros and cons of different systems, considerations for designing a PV system, and fundamental code compliance. Materials primarily focus on solar PV in the United States.

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Topic Area


Target Audience

Designers/ Engineers

In Person/Online



High School Diploma

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