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Build a career in solar energy in hot desert climates

Professional Certificate in
Solar Energy in Hot Desert Climates

What you will learn

  • Components of solar radiation, solar cells and standard solar spectrum characteristics;
  • Monitoring of air quality, meteorology and challenges in harsh climates;
  • Energy yield of PV modules and how to predict it under specific environmental conditions;
  • PV module reliability, soiling and mitigation strategies;
  • Use of techno-economic models of PV technology diffusion to measure economic impact.
Expert instruction
2 skill-building courses
Progress at your own speed
4 months
1 - 3 hours per week
Discounted price: $214.20
Pre-discounted price: $238USD
For the full program experience

Courses in this program

  1. HBKUx's Solar Energy in Hot Desert Climates Professional Certificate

Meet your instructors
from Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKUx)

Dr. Luis Pomares (Ex HBKU)
Mohammed Ayoub
Dr. Christos Fountoukis
Dr. Antonio Sanfilippo
Dr. Amir Abdallah
Prof. Nouar Tabet (Ex HBKU)
Dr. Benjamin Figgis
Ahmer Baloch

Experts from HBKUx committed to teaching online learning

Program endorsements

Driven by environmental and economic considerations, solar energy is playing an increasing role in our lives. Desert areas are attractive for solar energy, but also come with major challenges. Professionals in the solar energy industry would benefit from taking this Professional Certificate program focused on practical information and solutions to maximize the benefit of solar energy in desert climates. Kahramaa is leading Qatar’s efforts in deploying utility-scale solar energy power plants in Qatar’s desert climate. This program will benefit our employees and the professionals working with Kahramaa on these important projects.

Abdul Aziz Al Hammadi , Manager, Conservation and Energy Efficiency Qatar General Electricity & Water Corporation/KAHRAMAA

The program provides crucial insight into the unique operating environment that PV installations face in the desert, and equips participants with vital knowledge for working on PV installations in such a challenging environment.

Dr. Max Köntopp , Director, R&D Analysis and Modeling, Hanwha Q CELLS GmbH

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Discounted price: $214.20
Pre-discounted price: $238USD
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