Solar Energy Technology is one of the fastest-growing technologies in the world. Two decades ago, from small-scale and niche applications, it has become one of the mainstream clean energy sources. The solar photovoltaic (PV) industry is nowadays one of the largest and fastest-growing job generators in the world, with an increasing need for experts that can support this growth. A career in solar energy can mean working onshore or offshore in an office or a lab. In addition, many positions offer the opportunity to travel and work in an international environment where PV power plants are being built.
This live training provides a broad understanding of the history and mechanics of converting light into electricity (the PV effect). The course examines economic issues, discussing PV installation costs, incentives, and risks. After taking this course, attendees will be able to independently identify and describe the components of a PV system, compare various types of solar cells, sketch a PV system, and analyze the differences between rooftop and ground mount configurations.
This is not just a regular course. It's complete, intensive, and practically focused on both the technical and commercial sides of solar energy.
What you will learn
- Achieve a qualitative and global understanding of today's and tomorrow's energy needs
- Understand the physics of solar cells, integration of renewable energies into the power grid, and the fundamentals of storage applications.
- Develop and design solar cells, photovoltaic modules, off-grid and grid-connected photovoltaic systems, solar thermal collectors, and heat storage
- Optimize and analyze photovoltaic systems, components, and photovoltaic power plants by taking innovation, efficiency, cost, and durability into account
- Plan project implementation, operation, and maintenance
Who should join
- Solar Sales Professionals
- Solar Enthusiasts
- People that want to start a career or their own business in the solar energy industry
- People that want to become an installer of residential or commercial solar energy systems
- Business analysts
Session 1, 3h
Solar Energy – introduction
- Brief History
- Global Solar PV development status
- Solar Policy – rooftop and ground-mounted
- Central and State schemes and targets
- Solar components, radiation on tilted surface
Session 2, 3h
- PV module technology: c-si, thin-film technology, response to weather parameters, commercial module ratings, standards, module reliability
- Inverter technology: Inverter technologies, types of inverters, inverter selection, voltage levels, performance, power quality
- Balance of system/plant: module mounting structure, tracking system, cabling, and electrical design, single line diagrams, metering
- Safety systems: hotspot, blocking and bypass diodes, surge protection, PID and its protection, lighting protection, anti-islanding/li>
- Battery technologies: Introduction to battery, battery technologies, standalone system, and utility-scale storage
- Types of PV systems: design considerations for standalone and grid-connected plants, rooftop, and ground-mounted, floating solar plant, BIPV
The agenda will combine presented materials with plenty of opportunities for Q&A, interactive discussions, and the use of quantitative models to illustrate key learning points. Current market examples and data are utilized wherever helpful.