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Technical Advantage Course on Operation and Maintenance of Grid connected Solar PV Systems

Overview of the Course

Low performance and poor operational condition is one of the biggest issues of solar PV power projects worldwide.  A Large number of PV systems are under performing due to poor site selection, system design faults, frequent equipment failure, low solar irradiation access, unplanned grid failure or equipment mismatching. Some of these issues are external and often not in the hands of the system designer but most of them are because of poor design practices, inadequate installation planning or incomplete understanding.

GSES India conducts 45 hours online interactive Technical Advatange training on “Grid Connected PV Systems: Design and Installation” to provide industry professionals, PV engineers and individuals wishing to further their career in the solar industry, hands-on training on step-by-step design and installation procedure of rooftop and large PV systems in accordance with international best practices.

Course Outline

SN Session Topic Duration
Session 1
Working Safely with PV Systems
1 Hours
Session 2
Operation and Maintenance planning for PV power projects
1 Hours
Session 3
PV systems inspection procedure for quality assurance
2 Hours
Session 4
Operation and Maintenance Planning for PV Power Plants
2 Hours
Session 5
PV Plant operation and performance monitoring
2 Hours
Session 6
PV Plant Test procedures
4 Hours
Session 7
I-V curve measurement procedure
2 Hours
Session 8
Inspection of PV array using IR camera
2 Hours
Session 9
EL imaging of PV modules
2 Hours
Session 10
Troubleshooting and corrective maintenance
2 Hours

Who should attend?

Solar Industry professionals, PV engineers, system designers or anyone else involved with designing/ implementing off-grid and mini-grid PV systems.

Training Methodology

The course will be delivered in lecture format using power point presentations, sharing of case examples, assessment excercise and quizzes. The course will be conducted through Moodle e-Learning Platform with two sessions of two and half hours each. At the end of each session, there will be an assessment quiz where the participant can apply the knowledge that they have learnt in the session and also interact with the trainer to discuss and clarify any queries they may have.

Training Materials

  • Copies of power point presentations 
  • GSES excel based template for energy yield estimation
  • PV system documentation checklist
  • PV system inspection checklist
  • PV system test procedures


GSES develop and deliver solar PV training courses in accordance with international competency standards and accreditation requirements.  On successful completion of the course students receive a certificate of completion.

Flexible Sessions

The participants with prior experience in solar project O&M have the option to attend all the sessions as outlined above or a few selected sessions as per their interest. Training support materials and certification will be issued according to the sessions opted for. Fee for the course will be proportionate to the sessions attended. 

GSES Trainers

Global Sustainable Energy Solutions (GSES) is an Australian-based multi-disciplinary organisation specialising in professional services and training across the Renewable Energies sector and comprises a team of highly experienced systems engineers, designers and installers and accredited trainers. GSES is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) in Australia, responsible for development and delivery of Solar PV accreditation training with international competency standards. 

GSES Principal trainers have over 25 years of experience in renewable energy planning; engineering design; tender preparation and evaluation; techno-commercial due diligence and project implementation.  Our trainers have authored and co-authored several books and training manuals on solar PV system design installation, maintenance and inspection.  Selected publications of our principal trainers are –

  • Grid Connected PV System Design and Installation
  • Standalone Photovoltaic Design & Installation
  • Solar PV System Inspection and Evaluation
  • Training manuals for solar PV technicians
  • Grid connected PV systems with battery storage
  • Solar Entrepreneurs Handbook
To know more about GSES principal trainers please click here

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. 

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]

Training Date and Location