This is an introductory three-credit course in solar operation. It is designed to provide practical information about solar energy and the management of related equipment. It covers how small and large solar photovoltaic panels operate as well as how other types of solar energy systems are being used globally. This includes solar lighting, heating water, and heating residential and commercial buildings. This course is for students who want to learn enough about solar energy to enter the job market as a solar energy technician, salesperson, installer, or repair-person.