GRID Solar Energy Diploma


Learn about the systems and applications of PV systems, and fast track your career in the solar-powered energy sector, with the GRID Solar Energy Diploma. This in-depth training course is designed to provide an introduction to photovoltaics, with step-by-step guidance on how to create your own solar-powered energy system.

You will learn both practical and theoretical aspects to installing off-grid and on-grid solar-energy power systems, including an overview of the different types of solar panels, batteries and inverters. This course also covers the basics of electricity, and the benefits of photovoltaic systems in regard to sustainable living. On course completion,  you will have an excellent understanding of solar power generated electricity, solar energy consumption and PV systems.

Highlights of the GRID Solar Energy Diploma course:

  • Gast track your career in the solar energy sector with a formal qualification
  • Understand the benefits of solar energy systems and how solar energy is generated
  • Explore the various components, system architectures, and applications for PV systems
  • Learn how to design and install a grid solar energy-powered system in your home
  • Gain a comprehensive understanding of how solar energy is measured
  • Get step-by-step guidance on how to work with SketchUp and Skelion design software
  • Learn how much solar energy costs to generate and how to calculate your payback period
  • Gain the expertise to choose the right solar energy panel for your system

Course design

The course is delivered through our online learning platform, accessible through any internet-connected device. There are no formal deadlines or teaching schedules, meaning you are free to study the course at your own pace.

You are taught through a combination of

  • Online study materials
  • Videos

Who is This Course for?

This course is ideal for those who are pursuing a career in the solar energy industry and wish to gain the practical knowledge and skills to build their own solar-powered energy system.  There are no specific entry requirements for this course, which can be studied full-time or part-time.

Will I receive a certificate of completion?

Upon successful completion you will qualify for the UK and internationally-recognised certificate and you can choose to make your achievement formal by obtaining your PDF Certificate at a cost of £9 and Hardcopy Certificate for £15.

Why study this course

Whether you’re an existing practitioner or aspiring professional, this course will enhance your expertise and boost your CV with key skills and an accredited qualification attesting to your knowledge.

The GRID Solar Energy Diploma is open to all, with no formal entry requirements. All you need is a passion for learning, a good understanding of the English language, numeracy and IT, and to be over the age of 16.

Career Path

On successful completion of this course, learners will have the practical knowledge, skills and qualification to design and install solar-powered energy systems successfully. Related careers in this sector include:

  • Graduate Energy Specialist
  • Solar Energy Project Coordinator
  • Solar PV Engineering Manager

Course Curriculum

See What You Will learn 00:02:00
What is Solar Energy 00:02:00
Power & Units 00:03:00
The Components of the System (Detailed Explanation)
Solar Panels 00:04:00
Inverter 00:03:00
Peak Sun Hours and Shading Effect 00:04:00
Mounting Structure 00:03:00
Circuit Breaker 00:02:00
Design Stage & Installation Procedure
Site Survey 00:03:00
Design Steps Part 1 00:05:00
Design Steps part 2 00:08:00
Installation Procedure 00:03:00
Design Softwares
SketchUp Tools part 1 00:07:00
SketchUp Tools part 2 00:06:00
Skelion Plugin For PV Panels Integration 00:09:00
Design A system 00:07:00
Introduction to PVSYST 00:08:00
Design a System with PVSYST 00:04:00
Pricing, Payback Period, Technical and Financial Reports
Pricing 00:05:00
Payback Period 00:02:00
Technical & Finanical Reports 00:04:00
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