Solar Design & Installation Engineers - Crash Course/Students Special

Course Goal

This course is intended for final year engineering graduates or engineering fresh graduates, and will cover the basics of solar power system design, concepts, schematics, Single Line Diagrams(SLD), power estimation, performance efficiency, installation techniques, electrical safety, circuit fundamentals, materials specifications, methods, testing & commissioning process.

Module-1: Solar PV & CSP power systems design classes


  • Fundamentals of solar energy and solar power generation concepts
  • Review of historical data
  • Glossaries & Abbreviations in renewable solar energy sector
  • Standalone & grid tied SPV systems and its concept
  • Rooftop mounted versus ground mounted models, and applications
  • Concept, theory and technology of Solar Thermal – CSP technology
  • Electrical fundamentals, circuit theory, power flow concepts and voltage drop effects
  • Facilities power assessments & calculation
  • Creating single line diagram (SLD)
  • Solar panel details, standards and selection of solar panels for SPV power systems
  • Solar panel junction boxes design, wiring design
  • CSP system, parabolic mirrors, concentrating mirrors, and power towers
  • Selection and specification of concentrating mirrors
  • Electrical resistance & voltage drop assessments
  • Electrical connectivity options, and circuiting arrays of solar panels, and its effect on output
  • Installation hardware (framing) design
  • Study on Balance Of System (BOS) like inverter, charge controller and batteries, their descriptions
  • Sizing and Selection of BOS equipment and devices, and their placement into solar power design. Overall system configurations, final power assessment and output estimation
  • Storage batteries, concepts, technical explanation, selection and sizing of storage batteries
  • Electrical safety & grounding system, OSHA requirements
  • Lightning arresters and risk assessment for lightning protection system
  • Solar trackers concept, detail, and design potential
  • Tracking cost versus power output evaluation
  • Net metering concept, use, utility concern, power flow
  • Class assignments. Exercises and regular performance evaluation on design aspects
  • End of course final evaluation

Module-2: Solar power system Installation & integration classes


  • Explanation and requirements of solar power system installation techniques
  • Site inspection, verification and assessment for installation fitness
  • Issues to be resolved, notification on constructability
  • Data and materials collection, unpacking, inspection and storage prior to installation
  • Safety precaution to be taken care during installation
  • Preparing the site for installation
  • Organizing tools, plant and equipment to be used for installation
  • Lightning risk assessment to be conducted for "yes or no" decision for lightning protection system
  • Solar tracking system, concept, installation and use. Decision on economic consideration
  • Dos and Don'ts during actual real time installation process
  • Standalone system & grid-tied system similarities and variations in installation
  • Installation methods, orientation and angle counts to follow
  • SPV, CSPV, and CSP technology, differences in installation and concepts
  • Care of solar angle, geographic location and inclination angle and slope for installation
  • Electrical wiring, system and equipment grounding, cable routing, and hook up to BOS
  • Facility distribution system
  • Finish of installation, close out, site cleaning, testing and commission process
  • Handing over to clients
  • Classroom exercises, practical assignments, performance evaluation and end of course evaluation

Visual communication (integrated with the course content)

Audio-visual communications: Video shows on solar power system design, installation of SPV & CSP systems, Testing & commissioning process, and solar tracking systems.

Practical class Demos & Exercises

Provide practical Laboratory demonstration, explanation on balance of system assemblies and components, hands-on practical for system assembly and installation. Field visit for solar power system sites.

Course Audience

Minimum Diploma or Degree Engineering student in final year or just completed. (for other experienced graduates, the course is optional

Course Duration

1 Week (30 Hours; 5 hours/day x 6 Days/week OR 2.5 Weekends (Sat & Sun) x 6 hours/day)

Course Schedule and Fee

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