2 weeks 80 hrs Rooftop Solar Grid Engineer

(Covers Rooftop and MW Scale Solar PV Systems) 

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Overview of the Course:

Low performance and poor operational condition is one of the biggest issues of solar PV power projects worldwide.  A Large number of PV systems are under performing due to poor site selection, system design faults, frequent equipment failure, low solar irradiation access, unplanned grid failure or equipment mismatching. Some of these issues are external and often not in the hands of the system designer but most of them are because of poor design practices, inadequate installation planning or incomplete understanding.

Begenesis conducts short term face-to-face training on “Grid Connected PV Systems: Design and Installation” to provide industry professionals, PV engineers and individuals wishing to further their career in the solar industry, hands-on training on step-by-step design and installation procedure of rooftop and large PV systems in accordance with international best practices.

Who should attend?

Solar Industry professionals, PV engineers, system designers or anyone else involved with designing/ implementing grid connected PV systems.

Learning Objectives: 

  1. Understand the basics solar energy and and concept of Rooftop solar , GCRT (Grid connected rooftop solar) o Survey a rooftop solar PV installation site,
  2. Understand all equipment related to the rooftop solar PV system,
  3. Design a rooftop solar PV system as per Customer’s requirements as well as appropriate codes and standards,
  4. Prepare the necessary technical documents related to the design, installation and operation of the rooftop PV system,
  5. Install a rooftop solar PV system based on the relevant designs and drawings,
  6. Operate and maintain a rooftop solar PV system including identification and troubleshooting of faults, Ensure safety while installation and operation of the rooftop PV system,
  7. Undertake project management for installation of a rooftop solar PV system,
  8. Understand   necessary   formalities   with   authorities   for   applications,   submissions,   approvals, interconnections, inspections, certifications, commissioning, etc., o National and State Policies for Grid Integrated SPV Power Plants
  9. Different Metering mechanisms and Key Implementation Requirements, Standards, Regulations and
  10. Procedures for grid integrated solar rooftop development Along with case study
  11. Pre commissioning inspection of the Grid Connected Rooftop Solar PV Power Plant
  12. Post commissioning inspection of the Grid Connected Rooftop Solar PV Power Plant

Training Methodology:

The course will be delivered in lecture format using PowerPoint, sharing of case examples, design exercises, energy yield estimation exercise, a complete design task and practical site assessment and installation.

DAY 1
Time TOPICS Learning outcome/in details
10:00 -10:30 Welcome inauguration and Introduction among the participants
10:30 -11:30 Skilling Ecosystem in India,

National Qualification on

Rooftop Solar Grid Engineer and

Assessment process.

The evolving skilling ecosystem in India and international best

practices,

Introduction to National Qualification on Rooftop Solar Grid

Engineer and

Assessment process;

Overview of the course

11:3011:45 Tea Break
11:45-1:15 Overview of Renewable

Energy Technologies and

concept of Rooftop solar , GCRT (Grid connected rooftop solar)

ARUN APP,

SPIN.

Overview of Renewable energy technologies,

Brief on National Solar Mission,

Conceptualization of Rooftop Solar program in India, Present status for Rooftop program in India

Key challenges for Rooftop solar PV sector in India.

1:15-2:00 LUNCH
2:00-3:00 Types of Rooftop Solar PV

Power Plants and their

operating principle.

Introduction to different types of rooftop solar PV power plants

including their functional configuration and working principle (Grid

tied / Grid connected / Off Grid or Standalone / Hybrid),

Insights into integration of Rooftop Solar PV Power Plant with DG

set,

Factors affecting performance and reliability of a Rooftop Solar PV

power plant

3:00-3:15 Tea break
3:15-4:15 Solar Resource assessment Solar irradiation availability & assessment,

Solar irradiation components and its measurement equipment,

Importance of solar radiation data in technology selection,

Perform simple calculations to derive the power and energy received from solar radiation in a given area

4:15-5:30 Visit to Solar Resource

assessment outdoor facility

Demonstration of data acquisition system and its working principle

for irradiation measurements

DAY-2
10:00-11:30 Overview and selection

criteria for Solar PV Modules

Physics of Solar cell,

Overview of different technology and types of solar PV modules,

Working Principle,

Interpretation of Standard test conditions and module watt peak

(Wp) notation,

Typical Specifications, functioning and operating principle of solar

PV modules and associated accessories,

Interpretation  of  I-V  curve  and  its  role  in  module  technology selection,

Reading and interpretation of data specification sheet

Selection criteria for solar PV modules

11:3011:45 Tea break
11:45-1:15 Factors affecting the

performance of solar PV

Factors af3fecting the performance of solar PV modules, Introduction and understanding of relevant IEC standards for
modules and relevant IEC

standards

modules or relevant Indian standards.
1:15-2:00 LUNCH
2:00-3:30 Lab visit: In two groups

Indoor PVTF lab ,NOCT test

,chambers and outdoor SPV

different Technologies

Group1:  IEC standards testing process including STC testing,

Chambers.

 

Group 2:  Demonstration of different types of Solar PV

technologies and their specific characteristics

3:30-3:45 TEA break
3:45-5:30 Practical/Hands-on learning:

outdoor practical

~  I-V curve tracer,

~ Insulation measurement,

~Thermal imaging etc.

~Module Temperature measurement,

~ Earth resistance test,

~Shading analysis and effect,

~Tilt angle.

~EL Testing demonstration.

Observing the variation in energy generation by changing different

parameters like tilt, radiation, shadow, tracking and diode

I-V curve verification,

Module Temperature measurement, Insulation measurement (Leakage current), IR camera-thermal imaging,

EL testing,

Earth Resistance Measurement.

DAY-3
10:00-11:30 Overview and selection

criteria for Solar Inverters

Typical Specifications, functioning and operating principle of

inverters and charge controllers,

 

Different types of inverters and protection devices including their relevant regulations for connecting to the grid,

(transformer less inverter)

Reading and interpretation of data specification sheet,

Factors affecting the performance of inverters and charge controllers,

Electrical and fire safety for inverters and relevant IEC standard explanation,

Introduction and understanding of relevant IEC standards for inverters or relevant Indian standards

Selection criteria for inverters and charge controllers.

11:3011:45 TEA BREAK
 

11:45-1:15

Grid Connectivity challenges,

Challenges and its mitigation

measures while integrating

solar PV power plant with the grid,

 

Decoding the variation of parameters while integration of the solar PV with the grid

Grid Code etc

Understanding the Anti islanding phenomenon and its importance

while grid integration,

Interpretation and understating of relevant IEC standard for anti- islanding,

Understand the effect on power factor, harmonics, frequency voltage and other factors while grid integration and their control measures for optimum performance of Rooftop Solar PV power plant

1:15-2:00 LUNCH
Practical learning – Inverter Working of Different types of inverter and understanding their
2:00-5:30 lab visit relevant IEC standard testing process for quality and performance,

Demonstration of Anti islanding, change in harmonics, power factor, Phase imbalance etc.

Day 4                               14/Dec/2017
10:00-11:30 Overview and selection

criteria for Battery and

balance of system including structure

Typical Specifications, functioning and operating principle for

different types of battery, cables, junction Boxes and other

accessories;

Reading and interpretation of different components data specification sheets;

Factors affecting the performance of batteries and other balance

of system;

Relevant IEC standards explanation,

Introduction and understanding of relevant IEC standards or

relevant Indian standards for batteries and balance of system

Selection criteria for batteries and balance of system

IEC  62446

11:30-11:45 Tea break
11:45-1:15 Overview of Earthing and

lightning protection

Junction boxes, MCB, Surge protection and other isolation devices

Overview about earthing and lightning protection,

Different types of earthing and lightning protection

Importance of earthing and lightning protection and its safety

aspects related to Rooftop Solar PV power plant

Verify and assess the safety of earthing and lightning protection of the rooftop solar PV power plant ,

Different types protection devices including their relevant regulations for connecting to the grid.

Disconnect and isolation devices,

Understanding of relevant IEC standards or Indian standards for protection devices.

Working principle and operation of the disconnect

protections/isolation devices.

1:15-2:00 Lunch
2:00-3:00 Battery Lab Visit Visit to battery lab for understanding the testing process for

quality and performance

3:00-3:15 Tea  break
3:15- 5:30 Visit to 25KW and 500 KW

SPV plant for

1) components

identifications

2) Identify the protection devices at site

3) Practical on earth-pit Testing using toolkit (earth resistance measurement)

Visit to 25KW and 500 KW SPV plant –

Identification and listing of components, Protection devices

Earth pit testing,

Day-5
10:00-11:30 Performance evaluation tools

for like PR, CUF , Energy Yield calculation , Power plant monitoring,

And overview of

Net metering at Campus including challenges

Performance evaluation tools for like PR, CUF , Energy Yield

calculation

 

And overview of

Net metering at Campus including challenges

11:30-11:45 Tea Break
11:45-01:15 Visit to understand net metering at campus Visit to understand net metering
01:15-2:00 Lunch
02:00- 03:30 Metering arrangements and

their relevant regulations ,

 

Key Regulatory Challenges for

Solar rooftop development,

 

Key Implementation Requirements, Standards and Procedures for grid integrated solar rooftop development,
Different Metering mechanisms and integration with the grid for rooftop SPV Plants,
Case study

Types of meters, bidirectional and unidirectional such as import

and export,

Types of metering arrangement including Net Metering and Gross

Metering concepts and layout,

Identify the key regulatory parameters for interconnection and metering arrangement including power quality of the grid at the project site,

National technical regulations and technical standards such as CEA’s ’Technical standards for connectivity of the Distributed Generation Resources’ Regulations 2013, CEA’s ‘Installation and Operations of meters’

Regulations 2007 and CEA’s ‘Measures of Safety and Electricity

Supply Regulation,2010

Verify the capacity of the rooftop solar PV power plant as per the relevant policy/ regulation,

Verification of the operation of the installed Solar metering system including import and export of energy.

Case study of Solar PV plant and their functioning including performance, challenges and solutions for net metering and gross metering arrangements respectively

03:30-03:45 Tea break
3:45- 5:30 BHEL Visit BHEL Visit
Day 6
10:00-11:30 Sizing of SPV power plant manually ,

And with the help of PV Syst and PV sol

Understand the principles of sizing for different types of Rooftop

Solar PV power plants;

Understanding the integration of existing home UPS system with

Solar PV

11:3011:45 Tea break
11:45-1:15 Understanding of Single Line Diagram Read and Interpret Single Line Diagram for different types of

Rooftop Solar PV Power plants,

Ensuring that the single line diagram of a rooftop solar PV power plant is as per the regulatory specifications.

1:15-2:00 Lunch
2:00-4:00 Visit to 500 kWp and 25 kWp for Practical / Hands-On learning Preparation of single line diagram and its interpretation through hands-on experience
4:00-4:15 Tea break
4:15-5:30 Group discussion after site

visit

Discussion with the group on the SLD prepared
DAY-7
10:00-11:30 PRACTICAL / Hands-On

learning for health & safety toolkit and site visit for understanding a solar PV power plant installation.

O & M of Rooftop SPV power plant

Demonstrate safe and proper use of required tools and equipment

for Solar PV Installations,

Demonstrate the working of safety kit used for Rooftop Solar PV

Installations,

Demonstrate the use and administration of first aid kit. Visit to a rooftop for understanding a solar PV power plant installation includes operation and maintenance.

11:30-11:45 Tea break
11:45-1:15 Site survey for Solar rooftop

power plant

-Location analysis

-Load analysis

Along with toolkit

Assess the load to be run on Solar Power Plant,

Prepare a load profile,

Understand the location of installations and optimize the route plan,

Assess the site level pre-requisites for solar panel installation, Document the site survey variables ad prepare a layout diagram Along with challenges.

Structure.

1:15-2:00 Lunch
02:00-3:30 Overview of Pre-commissioning inspection parameters Pre Commissioning Checklist. Identify and verify the documents required for connecting the

rooftop solar PV power plant to the grid,

Identify the key regulatory parameters for interconnection and metering arrangement including power quality of the grid at the project site,

Understanding the importance and completion of the checklist for

the following-

Test, record and verify the power quality of rooftop PV power plant at time of interconnection including harmonics, current, voltage etc.

Test and verify the power factor

Verify that the inverters, panels, protection devices, etc. Are

conforming to IEC standards or relevant Indian standards

3:30-3:45 Tea break
3:45-5:30 Practical / Hands-On learning Site visit to verify pre-commissioning parameters and completing

the checklist

DAY -8
10:00-5:30 Practical / hands-on Installation

of grid connected SPV power plant

Practical and hands-on learning on installation, inspection and

testing of  solar PV power plant connecting to grid and test string voltage, and other relevant parameters for commissioning of plant

DAY 9
10:00-11:30 Operate and maintain a rooftop

solar PV system including identification and

troubleshooting of faults.

Grid connectivity issues, Net metering issues, Rooftop SPV plant Policies

and Tariffs

Operate and maintain a rooftop solar PV system including

identification and troubleshooting of faults.

Grid connectivity issues, Net metering issues,

Rooftop SPV plant Policies and Tariffs

11:30-11:45 Tea break
11:45-01:15 Questions Answer Discussion session Questions Answer Discussion session
1:15-2:00 Lunch
2:00-5:30 Post commissioning checklist,

Practical / Hands-On learning for Challenges and its mitigation measures while integrating solar PV power plant with the grid

Post commissioning checklist.

Discussion on Post commissioning checklist,

Verify the operation of the disconnect protections/isolation devices.

Test, record and verify the power quality of rooftop PV power

plant at time of interconnection including harmonics, current,

voltage etc.

Test and verify the power factor

Test and verify the Rooftop Solar PV power plant for any phase imbalance

DAY 10
10:11:30 Govt scheme, subsidy, National

and State level policies for Grid integrated solar PV Plant,

Best practice for Rooftop Solar

PV Installations,

ARUN application and SPIN, Available Vendors,etc

Govt scheme, subsidy, National and State level policies for Grid

integrated solar PV Plant,

Best practice for Rooftop Solar PV Installations ,

ARUN application and SPIN, Available Vendors,etc

11:1145 Tea break
11:45-1:15 Financial calculations Cost Analysis of Rooftop Plant
1:15-2:00 Lunch
2:00-3:00 Best practice for Rooftop Solar

PV Installations and Business

models for Rooftop Solar PV

deployment

Best practice for Rooftop Solar PV Installations;

Understanding and identifying different business models for rooftop solar PV deployment

3:00-3:15 Tea break
3:15-5:30 Assessment by Skill Council for

Green Jobs

Assessment

Training Materials:

  • A copy of BeGenesis ‘Grid Connected PV Systems Design and Installation’ training manual
  • Copies of power point presentations, design tasks, BeGenesis design & energy yield simulation tool, sample bill of materials, sample financial models etc.
  • 2 x 1.2 kW Grid connected PV systems, Equipment, accessories and tools for demonstration

Certification:

BeGenesis adopt  and deliver solar PV training courses in accordance with international competency standards and accreditation requirements or  Sector skill council Green Job  , Ministry of New and Renewable Energy  certification .  On successful completion of the course students receive a certificate of completion.
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