The GSES 3 Months Professional Advantage Course on Grid-connected PV Systems Design and Installation is specifically designed to address the fast-growing Indian solar market. This comprehensive training course provides detailed technical information and step-by-step methodology for designing, installation, testing and commissioning of a grid-connected photovoltaic (PV) system. The course covers the fundamentals of solar PV systems, the different components required and the need to match them, and how to size a system. It also includes methods for conducting site surveys of potential installations, system installation, testing, commissioning, maintenance and the economics of grid-connected PV systems. The course is designed around relevant Indian and international standards relating to grid-connected solar PV systems.
The course consists of two main components: online theory completed at students’ own pace and the 5-days face-to-face component held at GSES India training facility at New Delhi. The resource materials provided under the course are highly illustrative and explanations are given with the help of case studies and worked examples. Please click here to learn more about the accompanying handbook.
Online Component: With a fully flexible web-based format, the online course allows students to complete the theory in their own time, usually within 3 months. The online course includes vital knowledge for participating in the practical component. GSES has a team of tutors who mark the online work and as necessary supply feedback or additional technical information to the students. GSES’ tutors are also available to be contacted by phone or email during the day.
Face-to-Face Component: On completion of the majority of the online component, students then attend the practical component. This will be delivered in lecture format using PowerPoint, sharing of case examples, design exercises, energy yield estimation exercise, site assessment practicals, model system installation practice and visit to a functional solar power plant. Student will spend quality time with highly experienced GSES trainers to review and discuss issues of site assessment, design, energy yield assessment, cost optimization, installation, commissioning and O&M of both rooftop and MW scale PV projects.
The course has 16 main topics presented so that trainees learn and practice all aspects of designing grid-connected solar systems. Topics contain illustrative reading materials, working examples for study, quizzes and exercises. Various types of quizzes and exercises are provided, including multiple choice, numerical, matching type, short answer and essay.
- Introduction and OH&S
- Electrical basics
- Solar radiation
- Solar PV cells
- PV mounting systems
- Balance of system equipment
- Energy efficiency
- Site assessments
- Matching array & inverter
- System protection and safety equipments sizing
- Cable sizing
- Estimation of losses & system yield calculation
- System installation
- Commissioning, Maintenance & Troubleshooting
- Economics of grid connected PV Systems
- Design Tasks exercise
- Site visits (during face-to-face training)
- Final Exam
This course has been developed in accordance with the Australian Clean Energy Council’s Design Grid-Connected Photovoltaic Power Systems Accreditation requirements and students receive a certificate of attainment on successful completion of the course. GSES also connects/recommends its student to respective industries for placement after successful completion of trainings.
Special discount for student and female participants:
GSES is committed towards generating social opportunity and gender equity by providing special concessions to students and female participants in order to increase their entrepreneurial & technical skills in the renewable energy sector.
Participants for this course preferably should have an engineering degree or diploma or a degree in science with understanding of electrical engineering.
Course Fee and Enrolment:
Discount on course fee:
Student and female participants are eligible to avail 50% discount on training fee
For further information
GSES India Sustainable Energy Pvt. Ltd.,
F-7B, Pocket F, Okhla Industrial Area Phase 1
New Delhi - 110020, India
Phone: +91-11- 41040534/ 40587622
Mobile: +919560550077 / +91 9560550075