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E286
Solar Energy Basics I - Fundamentals

Harlan H. Bengtson, Ph.D., PE

This introduction to solar energy provides information about the nature of solar radiation and methods of utilizing solar energy. Several solar position parameters are discussed along with equations for their calculation. Means are discussed for estimating average extraterrestrial and terrestrial solar radiation rates at a given location for a given month. This course is good preparation for further, more advanced courses in solar engineering.

This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of the course materials.


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