Solar Energy Technology is one of the fastest-growing technologies in the world. Two decades ago, from small-scale and niche applications, it has become one of the mainstream clean energy sources. The solar photovoltaic (PV) industry is nowadays one of the largest and fastest-growing job generators in the world, with an increasing need for experts that can support this growth. A career in solar energy can mean working onshore or offshore in an office or a lab. In addition, many positions offer the opportunity to travel and work in an international environment where PV power plants are being built.
This live training provides a broad understanding of the history and mechanics of converting light into electricity (the PV effect). The course examines economic issues, discussing PV installation costs, incentives, and risks. After taking this course, attendees will be able to independently identify and describe the components of a PV system, compare various types of solar cells, sketch a PV system, and analyze the differences between rooftop and ground mount configurations.
This is not just a regular course. It’s complete, intensive, and practically focused on both the technical and commercial sides of solar energy.
Start your career in a promising field of business and technology – solar energy! Extend your knowledge and skills in photovoltaics and connect with industry and academic experts.
What you will learn?
After successful completion of this training attendees will be competent to:
- Achieve a qualitative and global understanding of today’s and tomorrow’s energy needs.
- Understand the physics of solar cells, integration of renewable energies into the power grid, and the fundamentals of storage applications.
- Develop and design solar cells, photovoltaic modules, off-grid and grid-connected photovoltaic systems, solar thermal collectors, and heat storages.
- Optimize and analyze photovoltaic systems, components, and photovoltaic power plants by taking innovation, efficiency, cost, and durability into account.
- Plan project implementation, operation, and maintenance.
How it works?
10th – 14th of November 2022
The online training will take place over 5 days and it will be lasting 3 hours.
The session will be recorded and sent out to all registered delegates.
Once you’ve registered for the training, we will email you with all information and login credentials.
Solar Energy – introduction
–Global Solar PV development status
–Solar Policy – rooftop and ground-mounted
–Central and State schemes and targets
–Solar components, radiation on tilted surface
Session 2, 3h
–PV module technology: c-si, thin-film technology, response to weather parameters, commercial module ratings, standards, module reliability
–Inverter technology: Inverter technologies, types of inverters, inverter selection, voltage levels, performance, power quality
–Balance of system/plant: module mounting structure, tracking system, cabling, and electrical design, single line diagrams, metering
–Safety systems: hotspot, blocking and bypass diodes, surge protection, PID and its protection, lighting protection, anti-islanding
–Battery technologies: Introduction to battery, battery technologies, standalone system, and utility-scale storage
–Types of PV systems: design considerations for standalone and grid-connected plants, rooftop, and ground-mounted, floating solar plant, BIPV
Session 3, 3h
PV plant design
–Rooftop PV plant: design consideration, types of mounting structures, standards
–Ground-mounted PV plant: array design and PV panel mounting, electrical layout, standards
–Performance parameter: losses in solar PV power plant, yield, capacity utilization factor and performance ratio
–Design exercises using PVsyst for ground-mounted and rooftop plants with shadow analysis
Session 4, 3h
PV project development
–Preliminary site survey and feasibility study, statutory clearances and permits, different modes of project development, PPA and evacuation planning, DPR
-Project schedule, procurement schedule, civil and electrical works, installation of module and inverter
–Grid-synchronization and power evacuation, testing, and acceptance
–Concept of mega solar parks
Session 5, 3h
Operation and maintenance
–Monitoring of PV plant
–Best practices in operation
–Cleaning and maintenance
Estimation of energy cost returns and environmental benefits from SPV power plants
–Performance analysis and estimation of energy payback period for SPV power plant
–Assessment of carbon footprints
–Carbon credit calculation
–Estimating CO2 mitigation potential
The agenda will combine presented materials with plenty of opportunities for Q&A, interactive discussions, and the use of quantitative models to illustrate key learning points. Current market examples and data are utilized wherever helpful.
After successful completion of this training, you will be awarded a Certificate of Attendance.