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Master the technical knowledge needed for a career in solar energy

MicroMasters® Program in
Solar Energy Engineering

What you will learn

  • The physics of and how to model all aspects of a working solar cell: performance, efficiency limits and design rules.
  • Design concepts and fabrication processes of various photovoltaic (PV) technologies and applications.
  • How to evaluate components of a PV system: PV modules, inverters, DC-DC converters, batteries, charge controllers and cables.
  • Application techniques for designing a PV system ranging from a residential rooftop system to a utility scale solar farm.
  • Design concepts of microgrids that include PV systems.
  • How to assess the economics and ecology of PV systems and communicate these accordingly.
Expert instruction
5 graduate-level courses
Progress at your own speed
1 year 1 month
9 - 10 hours per week
For the full program experience

Courses in this program

  1. DelftX's Solar Energy Engineering MicroMasters® Program

Meet your instructors
from Delft University of Technology (DelftX)

Arno Smets
Miro Zeman
René van Swaaij
Olindo Isabella
Ravi Vasudevan
Seyedmahdi Izadkhast
Laura Ramirez
Pavol Bauer

Experts from DelftX committed to teaching online learning

Program endorsements

Trina Solar

At Trina Solar, our mission is to develop smart energy for the benefit of mankind. Skilled engineers are essential to sustain the rapid growth in the solar energy industry and drive innovation to reduce the cost of solar power. Education and training of young engineers is therefore critical in this new industry. The Solar Energy Engineering MicroMasters Program is extremely relevant for anyone who would like to pursue a career in this sector.

Pierre Verlinden , Vice-President and Chief Scientist, Trina Solar


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