4 Weeks Professional Advantage Course on Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Systems Design, Installation & Maintenance

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The BeGenesis Professional Advantage Course on Solar Photovoltaic (PV) System Design, Installation & Maintenance provides detailed technical information and step-by-step methodology for design, installation, testing, commissioning and maintenance of grid-connected and off-grid solar PV systems.

The course covers fundamental  principles behind working of a solar PV system, use of different components in a system, methodology of sizing these components to create a well functioning solar PV system, and methodology of evaluating financial performance of a solar PV system.

The course also includes a description of procedures to conduct site surveys  for system sizing and installation, and  performing testing, commissioning, maintenance activities in accordance with relevant international standards relating to grid-connected and off-grid solar PV systems. 

This course is designed ideally for professionals looking to enter solar industry, or interact with solar projects in current line of work. However, professionals from a range of backgrounds can also use this course to gain entry in India’s booming solar industry, include final year engineering/science students. The course has been developed by begenesis using international best practice materials and is reviewed regularly to ensure high quality and globally current training materials.  The course is backed up with rigorous assessment framework thus giving you a qualification certificate which is recognized internationally

Course Outline and Training Methodology:

The training course will involve knowledge-transfer process in which the concepts would be best exemplified through power point presentations, illustrative reading materials, video clips, working examples, exercises, practical activities and site visits. The students’ understanding will be evaluated at the end of each topic though the working exercise given. However, the final assessment will be done on the last day of the course.  All assessment will be carried out through an online training platform.

We also aspire to introduce a Global Online Training Course in next quarter..

Week 1 (Monday to Friday)

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Occupational Health & Safety

Introduction, On-site risk assessment, Hazards, Safety equipment, Site safety, First Aid

Theory, Demonstration & Assessment

Electrical basics

Polarity, Volts & Potential difference, Ampere & Current, Ohms & Resistance, Circuits, Ohms Law, Power & Energy, DC & AC Currents, Characteristics of AC, Licencing Requirements, Electric Shock, First aid

Theory, Demonstration & Assessment

Solar radiation

Irradiance, Irradiation and Peak Sun Hours, Solar Radiation Data, Sunpath Diagram, Sun’s Position, Solar Altitude, Geometric Effect, Tilting of Solar Array, Magnetic North & True North

Theory, Demonstration, Exercise & Assessment

Solar PV Technology

The basics of solar Photovoltaics, Characteristics of Solar Cell, Power Characteristics of Solar Cell, Fill Factor and equivalent solar cell circuit, STC & NOCT, Factor affect the Output of Solar Module, Types of Solar Cells, Manufacturing of Silicon Solar Cell, Electrical Protection of PV Modules, Module Reliability

Theory, Demonstration, Exercise & Assessment

Inverters – standalone and grid connected

Inverters – standalone and grid connected

Purpose of Inverters, Stand-Alone vs. Grid- Connected Inverters, Types of Grid Connected Inverters, Isolated Inverters, Types of Inverters, Inverter Protection System, Power Quality, Monitoring, Inverter Efficiency, How DC is converted to AC, Product for use in India

PV mounting systems

Introduction, Calculating the Wind Loading of Soar array, Roof Mounted systems, PV Array and Row Spacing, Ground Mounted Systems

Theory, Demonstration, Exercise & Assessment

 

Week 2 (Monday to Friday)

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Balance of system equipment

Introduction, Cabling, Array String Protection and Disconnect Switches, Lightening Protection, Array Junction box, PV Main Disconnection Devices, Metering, System Monitoring

Theory, Demonstration, Exercise & Assessment

Site assessments & planning

Introduction, Undertaking a Site Assessment, Choosing a PV Module, Choosing an Inverter, Choosing a Mounting system Type, Determining the Maximum Number of modules that can fit on a roof

Theory, Demonstration, Practical & Assessment

PV array design requirements as per IEC 62548

Understanding the summary of IEC 62548 and other Indian and international standards

Theory, Exercise & Assessment

Matching array & inverter for on-grid system

Matching the PV array to the voltage specification o an inverter, Matching the PV array to the inverter’s current rating, Summary of calculations for matching array and inverter

Theory, Exercise & Assessment

System protection and safety equipment sizing

Protection equipment & switching, PV array maximum voltage, Circuit protection: Over-current, Disconnection devices, System earthing, Connecting the system to the grid

Theory, Exercise & Assessment

Cable sizing

Determining the size o DC and AC cable

Theory, Exercise & Assessment

Estimation of losses & system yield calculation

Losses in a Grid Connected PV systems, What determines the energy Yield of a system, Calculating the Energy Yield for a PV Grid-Connected system, specific Yield, Performance Ratio

Theory, Exercise & Assessment

Design tasks for grid connected rooftop project

Module Sizing, String sizing, inverters selection and sizing

Exercise & Assessment

 

Week 3 (Monday to Friday)

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Battery storage technology

Purpose of Batteries in PV systems, Battery Types and Classifications, Lead-Acid Batteries, Nickel-Cadmium Batteries, Nickel Metal Hydride (NiMH) Batteries, Lithium ion (Li-Ion) Batteries, Vanadium Redox Batteries, Important Term & Parameters, Battery Capacity , Battery Charging, Battery Gassing and Overcharge, Battery Efficiency, Battery Selection Criteria, Combining Batteries, Battery Auxiliary Equipment

Theory, Demonstration, Exercise & Assessment

Load  & energy demand assessment

Load Sizing, Daily Load demand, Inverter selection, Surge power demand

Theory, Exercise & Assessment

Off-grid PV system design & component sizing

General Skills for system designer, Overview of design process,

Theory, Exercise & Assessment

Design Tasks for off-grid PV systems

Module Sizing, String sizing, inverters selection and sizing, selection and sizing of batteries

Exercise & Assessment

 

Week 4 (Monday to Friday)

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Design tasks  for MW scale projects

Understanding a project related example

Exercise & Assessment

Use of simulation software

Helioscope, Pvsyst, Google sketch up

Demonstration, Exercise & Practice

Economics of PV Systems

Introduction, Simple Payback, Life Cycle Costing, Determining Cost associated with the whole PV System, Valuing a PV system

Theory, Exercise & Assessment

PV system installation & commissioning

Standards, Equipment Selection, Installation Preparation , Equipment Installation, Monitoring Equipment, Signage, Commissioning, System Documentation, System Installation & Pre-commissioning Checklist, Commissioning Test sheets

Theory, Demonstration, Practical & Assessment

Review, Evaluation & Feedback

Online Assessment

Final Exam, Assessment, Evaluation & Feedback

Training Materials:

  • A copy of BeGenesiss ‘Grid Connected PV Systems Design and Installation’ training manual
  • A copy of BeGenesis ‘Standalone Photovoltaic Systems Design and Installation’ training manual
  • Copies of power point presentations, design tasks, excel based begenesis design & energy yield simulation tool, sample bill of materials, sample financial models etc.
  • Demonstration of 2 x 1.2kW grid connected PV system for installation and commission practice
  • Access to equipment, accessories and tools for demonstration and practical

Certification and Support for Employment:

BeGenesis follows international best practice standards and accreditation requirements to develop the content and deliverables of its PV training courses. On successful completion, and subject to their performance, the students will receive a either a certificate of attainment or certificate of completion.

BeGenesis is well connected internationally to various solar industry networks and professional bodies. Our courses are widely recognized and respected in the industry. BeGenesis provides after training support services to its alumni which includes opportunities to update skills and knowledge, finding employment and invitation as well as access to networking events. 

Trainers:

BeGenesis Principal trainers have over 5 years of experience in renewable energy planning; engineering design;  techno-commercial due diligence and project implementation.

Prerequisite:

Participants for this course preferably should have an engineering degree or diploma or a degree in science with basic understanding of electrical engineering.

 

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