3 Months Professional Advantage (Self-study and online interactive sessions combined) Course on Grid Connected PV System Design & Installation

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The GSES 3 Months Professional Advantage Course on Grid-connected PV Systems Design and Installation is specifically designed to provide 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. 

Course Structure:

The course consists of two main components: online theory completed at students’ own pace and the 3-days practical sessions  held at GSES India training facility at New Delhi. Due to COVID pandemic situation, these practical sessions are now delivered thorugh online interactive sessions. 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.

Practical sessions: On completion of the majority of the online component, students then attend the 3 -days practical sessions at GSES India training centre at New Delhi. The  practical sessions include site preparation, system installation, testing and commissioning of grid connected and off-grid solar PV  systems. Student will be guided and assisted by experienced GSES tutors. Due to COVID pandemic situation, these practical sessions are now delivered thorugh online interactive sessions. 

Course Outline:

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. 

  1. Introduction and OH&S
  2. Electrical basics
  3. Solar radiation
  4. Solar PV cells
  5. Inverters
  6. PV mounting systems
  7. Balance of system equipment
  8. Energy efficiency
  9. Site assessments
  10. Matching array & inverter
  11. System protection and safety equipments sizing
  12. Cable sizing
  13. Estimation of losses & system yield calculation
  14. System installation
  15. Commissioning, Maintenance & Troubleshooting
  16. Economics of grid connected PV Systems
  17. Design Tasks exercise
  18. Final Exam


This course has been developed in accordance with international 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.


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.


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.  


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

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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
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