Day 1
  • Power, Energy, active & reactive power definitions and units, ohms law, KCL, KVL
  • Series and parallel combination of batteries, conditions- dos and don’ts.
  • Power and energy calculations of house hold appliances
  • Solar Cell/ Module
  • Module Mounting Structure
  • Charge Controller/Inverter/Power Conditioning Unit
  • Battery
  • Solar Cell Materials
  • Cell Technology (Mono, Poly, Amorphous), IV curve
  • Present Market Trends in Modules
  • Technical Specifications of Modules
  • Selection of Modules
  • What is solar battery?
  • Types of batteries, difference between normal and solar battery
  • Usage of LMLA, VRLA, GEL Batteries
  • Disadvantages of overcharging and over discharging of batteries
  • Low voltage Disconnect and High voltage Disconnect points
  • Losses and Battery capacity calculations
  • Maintenance of Batteries
Day 2
  • Irradiation classification
  • Measuring Instruments
  • Tilt and Azimuth angle
  • Load Calculation (Power, Energy Consumption)
  • Site selection /site survey
  • Solar Module sizing Inverter/PCU sizing
  • Cables and other protection equipment Selection
  • Types of mounting structures
  • Materials used
  • Fabrication Precautions
  • Civil foundations for Mounting Structure
  • Function of Charge controller
  • Types of charge controllers in present Market
  • PWM and MPPT comparison Inverter /PCU
  • Types of Solar Inverters/PCU Selecting
  • Inverter/PCU Losses and loading of inverter/PC
Day 3
  • Load Calculation (Power, Energy Consumption)
  • Site selection with shadow analysis
  • Solar Module, Battery, Charge Controller, Inverter or PCU sizing
  • Cables and other protection equipment Selection
Day 4
  • Load Calculation (Power, Energy Consumption)
  • Site selection with shadow analysis
  • Solar Module sizing Inverter/PCU sizing
  • Cables and other protection equipment Selection
  • Exercises on on-grid solar system design

Case Study: Array deign and Inverter sizing principles for a 250kW Solar Power Plant

Day 5
Day 6