Solar Power Developer

Course Goal

This course is similar in line of ST-101C, but is more elaborate in details, discussions, calculation, problem solving, lab practical, assignments, hands on installation practice, evaluation, and is understandable and workable for experienced engineering professionals

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

Engineering graduates and diplomas with industry experience.

Course Duration

2 Weeks (40 Hours; 4 hours/day x 5 days/week. OR 4 weekends (Sat & Sun) x 5 hours/day.)

Course Schedule and Fee

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