The Magic of PV #SolarMOOC Lesson with Dr. Sean White
What Makes PV Different?
How Semiconductors Change the Game in Power Production
“The Magic of PV”
Thursday January 31st was a delightful #SolarMOOC session with Dr. Sean White – we ran amok from the rawest element of solar that is silica and it’s refinement, crossed through grounding and conductor sizing, shimmied over to voltage drop and rise, and even grazed upon the future of solar being transmitted from space as microwave beams.
Dr. White provided a fun and invigorated look at Solar Photovoltaics, their history, possibility, future and function.
Slides will be available soon, although they will probably be a paired down version of what was reviewed in the video. To see all 130+ slides, as well as to watch a video of a goat testing the strength of the module under live load (there were no animals harmed during the making of this video- a live load refers to a mechanical design term meaning a load that is not constant but is due to the downward force of a moving person or object), watch the lecture video. Check back later for the slideshow.
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Feed Your Brain
Check out Sean White’s website that is chock full of nuts and bolts of PV. This site is awesome!
Mission: “The mission of PVstudent.com is to show people how to educate themselves and work in the photovoltaic industry. This is the first step in stopping global warming and global economic disasters.”
At this website a few things you will find include:
A test and solutions document that you can take to assess your knowledge base.
Advanced PV course notes lessons 1-8 – you could spend hours upon hours exploring this information and the links provided throughout this knowledge database. You will come away from it smarter and more curious as well- I promise.
NABCEP Poetry Readings: Take a look at this- like all poetry, it can be a little hard to follow, but it is deep and meaningful.