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

(Covers On-grid, Off-grid, Hybrid, Mini-grid and Solar Water pumping systems)

Registration Open

Introduction:

The GSES 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. 

Who should attend?

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 GSES 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:

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Session Topics

Duration

1

Working Safely with PV Systems

2 Hours 30 Minutes

2

Fundamentals of Solar Radiation

2 Hours 30 Minutes

3

Solar photovoltaic  systems and applications overview

2 Hours 30 Minutes

4

Solar PV technology overview

2 Hours 30 Minutes

5

Fundamentals of Power Conversion Equipment (inverters)

2 Hours 30 Minutes

6

Balance of system components for PV systems

2 Hours 30 Minutes

7

PV Mounting Systems & Foundations

2 Hours 30 Minutes

8

Fundamentals of Battery Energy Storage System

2 Hours 30 Minutes

9

Rooftop PV project site assessments & planning

2 Hours 30 Minutes

10

Ground mounted PV project site assessments & planning

2 Hours 30 Minutes

11

Overview of Grid-connected Rooftop PV Systems Design

2 Hours 30 Minutes

12

Overview of Ground mounted MW Scale PV project Design

2 Hours 30 Minutes

13

Matching of PV Array and Inverter and MPPT

2 Hours 30 Minutes

14

Planning, sizing and selection of DC and AC cables for PV systems

2 Hours 30 Minutes

15

System Protection and Safety requirements for PV Plant

2 Hours 30 Minutes

16

PV systems  performance modelling and Energy generation estimation

2 Hours 30 Minutes

17

Overview of simulation software for PV systems design and analysis

2 Hours 30 Minutes

18

Overview of Off-grid PV systems Design

2 Hours 30 Minutes

19

Energy Demand Assessment for Off-grid and Mini-grid PV Systems

2 Hours 30 Minutes

20

Inverter and Battery Sizing for Off-grid and Mini-grid PV systems

2 Hours 30 Minutes

21

Sizing and Specifying PV Array for Off-grid and Mini-grid PV Systems

2 Hours 30 Minutes

22

Sizing and Specifying Genset for PV-DG Hybrid  Systems

2 Hours 30 Minutes

23

Drawings and diagrams for PV systems

2 Hours 30 Minutes

24

Installation and Commissioning of PV systems

2 Hours 30 Minutes

25

PV systems  documentation  requirements

2 Hours 30 Minutes

26

PV systems inspection procedure for quality assurance

2 Hours 30 Minutes

27

Solar PV project development phases and quality management

2 Hours 30 Minutes

28

Detailed Feasibility Study of PV Power projects

2 Hours 30 Minutes

29

Operation and Maintenance Planning for PV Power Plants

2 Hours 30 Minutes

30

PV Plant operation and performance monitoring

2 Hours 30 Minutes

31

PV Plant Test procedures

2 Hours 30 Minutes

32

Troubleshooting and corrective maintenance

2 Hours 30 Minutes

33

Maintenance of off-grid and mini-grid PV systems

2 Hours 30 Minutes

34

Overview of solar PV mini-grid systems

2 Hours 30 Minutes

35

Designing PV mini-grid systems

2 Hours 30 Minutes

36

Installation and commissioning of off-grid and mini-grid PV systems 

2 Hours 30 Minutes

37

Solar Water pumping system fundamentals

2 Hours 30 Minutes

38

Designing solar water pumping systems

2 Hours 30 Minutes

39

Installation and commissioning of solar water pumping systems

2 Hours 30 Minutes

40

Operation and Maintenance Solar PV Water Pumping System

2 Hours 30 Minutes

Training Methodology:

The course will be delivered through power point presentations, illustrative reading materials, video clips, working examples, exercises and session quizzes. Working exercise and assessment will be carried out at the end of each topic and final assessment will be held on the last day of the course.  All assessment will be carried out through an online training platform. Apart from the interactive session time, student will have access to online e learning platform for study, exercise and design tasks.  

Training Materials: 

  • A copy of GSES ‘Grid Connected PV Systems Design and Installation - International version’ book
  • A copy of GSES ‘Off-grid PV Systems Design and Installation - International version’ book
  • Copies of power point presentations, design tasks, excel based GSES design & energy yield simulation tool, sample bill of materials, sample financial models etc.
  • Checklists and test procedures 
  • Design tasks with format

Certification and Support for Employment:

GSES 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.

GSES is well connected internationally to various solar industry networks and professional bodies. Our courses are widely recognized and respected in the industry. GSES 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. 

Flexible Session: 

It is mandatory to attend all the sessions as outlined above to obtain a GSES certificate of completion. However, participants with prior experience in solar PV may choose to attend a few selected sessions as per their interest. Training support materials and certificate of particpation will be issued according to the sessions opted for. Fee for the course will be proportionate to the sessions attended. 

Mentorship:

GSES India provides customised mentorship to student to support an individual’s interest on further learning to realise future career plan and growth. Mentorship programme is designed for individual student to suit a person’s educational background, functional professional and technical skill, past experience (if any) and plan for growth in employment or business.  Minimum mentorship duration is one week (5 working days) and it can be extended as per requirement of the candidate.

The following topics will be broadly covered under mentorship programme:

  1. Guided practice on PV system design software like HelioScope, PVSyst and SketchUp for rooftop and ground mounted utility scale projects.
  2. Guided practice on use of AutoCAD for preparing  engineering drawings for PV plant installation covering rooftop and ground mounted utility scale projects.
  3. Guided design practice for rooftop and ground mounted utility scale PV projects.
  4. Guided project management practice for concept to commissioning of PV projects.
  5. Guidance for setting up of solar business,  development of business strategy, vendor development and supply chain management.

Special Discount: 

GSES is committed towards generating social opportunity and gender equity by providing special concessions to unemployed youths, students and women participants in order to increase their entrepreneurial and technical skills in the renewable energy sector.

Internship:

GSES India offers paid internship for a period of 3-12 months. Student who want to get engaged with GSES India as an intern will be selected through an assessment process. Duration and number of internship positions available depends upon the ongoing and upcoming projects and assignments at GSES India.  

Pre-requisite:

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

Discount:

  • Early Bird registration (limited to first 5 registration): 20% on training fee
  • Group (3+) registration: 30% on training fee
  • Student and female participants: 50% on training fee  (limited to 5 participants on first come first serve basis).
  • Discount is available for the participants who choose to attend all the sessions. 

Training Date: 

Please refer to the training schedule

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For Further Information Contact:

GSES India Sustainable Energy Pvt. Ltd.,
A-46, UG Floor, FIEE Complex, Okhla Industrial Area Phase 2
New Delhi - 110020, India
Phone: +91-11- 41040534
Mobile: +91 9560550077/ 9560550075/ 8757366099
e-mail: [email protected]