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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)

Overview of the Course

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. 

Course Outline

SN Session Topic 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

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

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

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 Sessions

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.

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.  

To enrol in this course, please visit the GSES shop. Discounts are available for full-time students; please contact us at [email protected] for information.

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 on course fee

  • 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. 
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Course Fee and Enrolment

For Further Information Contact:

Global Sustainable Energy Solutions India Pvt. Ltd.,
A – 46, UG Floor, FIEE Complex, Okhla Industrial Area Phase 2
New Delhi – 110020, India
Phone: +91-11- 41040534
Mobile: +919560550077 / +91 9560550075/ +91 8757366099
e-mail: [email protected]

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