Photovoltaics


Fundamentals of grid-tied and off-grid photovoltaics

Content

  • Overview on relevant photovoltaic (PV) applications
  • Main components in and set-ups of typical grid-tied and off-grid PV systems
  • Energy yields of various system set-ups
  • Technical feasibility of PV projects
  • Investment and operation costs
  • Electricity generation costs
  • Business cases and markets for various grid-tied and off-grid PV applications

Learning objectives

After the seminar, participants will be able to:

  • Explain the components grid-tied and off-grid PV applications are composed of
  • Assess their technical and economic feasibility
  • Illustrate the motivations for using PV systems in specific conditions
  • Identify relevant business cases for PV applications under different conditions

Target groups

This training suits those who:

  • Are new to PV
  • Need a comprehensive but concise overview on all globally relevant PV applications
  • Will have to reliably evaluate PV applications in their work

Duration

2 - 4 days




Installation of Photovoltaic Systems

Content

  • Introduction to photovoltaic (PV) systems
  • Review of the whole construction and installation process
  • Mounting and cabling of PV panels
  • String inverter mounting and cabling
  • DC and AC wiring (including protective devices), combiner box installation
  • Commissioning: testing, measuring and fault-finding
  • Installing and wiring monitoring systems
  • PV-specific hazards and counter-measures (Occupational Health and Safety)

Learning objectives

After the seminar, participants will be able to:

  • Identify special requirements for the installation of main PV system components
  • Instruct their workforce to carry out installation tasks in the required quality
  • Pinpoint PV specific hazards and propose suitable counter-measures
  • Plan and manage construction and maintenance tasks efficiently

Target groups

This training suits those who:

  • Responsibly supervise work teams on-site
  • Train staff who are to carry out installation tasks
  • Manage the construction of PV systems

Duration

5 - 7 days




Fundamentals of Designing Grid-tied Photovoltaic Systems

Content

  • Solar resource assessment and site survey
  • Optimal system sizing to achieve maximum benefit for the client
  • String inverter sizing
  • Selection and sizing of protective equipment and other electrical components
  • Monitoring systems
  • Yield simulation with PVsyst
  • Dos and don’ts during installation
  • Economic project assessment

Learning objectives

After the seminar, participants will be able to:

  • Size a photovoltaic (PV) system according to site conditions and client’s requirements
  • Select, size and match electrical components according to best practice
  • Simulate the yield of a PV system using standard software
  • Distinguish good from bad installation practice

Target groups

This training suits those who:

  • Aim to become a grid-tied PV system designer
  • Wish to understand more deeply how a PV plant is set up properly
  • Need to evaluate PV systems in more technical detail

Duration

5 - 7 days




Advanced Design of Large-scale Photovoltaic Systems

Content

  • Optimising design and layout of photovoltaic (PV) power plants using cost-benefit analyses
  • Advanced yield simulation using PVsyst
  • Correct cable, fuse and transformer dimensioning (focus on AC side)
  • Requirements for medium voltage grid connection (system certification)
  • Testing of the DC and AC side of a PV plant prior to commissioning
  • Advanced monitoring concepts
  • Project development and critical chain project management

Learning objectives

After the seminar, participants will be able to:

  • Optimise the set-up and design of PV power plants
  • Propose electrical layouts ensuring smooth, safe and grid-compliant plant operation
  • Plan and accompany testing and commissioning procedures
  • Discuss managerial project development and implementation strategies

Target groups

This training suits those who:

  • Need practically-oriented and more detailed know-how in PV system design
  • Have to understand how PV plants behave technically during grid-parallel operation
  • Already have experience in PV system design and want to do the next step

Duration

5 - 7 days




Small-scale Off-grid Photovoltaic Systems

Content

  • Applications
  • Components: solar panels, charge controllers, batteries, inverters
  • System configurations (including water pumping systems)
  • Site surveys: solar irradiation and shading
  • Energy efficiency considerations
  • System sizing
  • Operation and maintenance (O&M)
  • System installation: hands-on work with real components

Learning objectives

After the seminar, participants will be able to:

  • Evaluate components, system topologies and available industry products
  • Assess energy savings potential and calculate suitable system sizes
  • Identify project risks and mitigation strategies
  • Install a simple off-grid system and perform some commissioning tasks

Target groups

This training suits those who:

  • Are technically responsible for power generation systems in rural areas
  • Want to integrate solar phovoltaic (PV) solutions into their portfolio
  • Need to evaluate the technical potential of small-scale off-grid PV systems

Duration

3 - 5 days


Large-scale PV-diesel hybrid systems powering mini-grids

Content

  • Applications
  • Dynamic energy flows with and without energy storage
  • Control strategy and grid stability
  • System simulation
  • Business case evaluation

Learning objectives

  • Analyse the dynamic energy flows in the system
  • Formulate the effect on mini-grid stability
  • Calculate actual fuel savings of a hybrid system
  • Optimise the business case using simulation software tools

Target groups

This training suits those who:

  • Seek cost and emissions reduction for power generation systems
  • Want to integrate solar hybrid solutions into their product portfolio
  • Need to evaluate the opportunities of PV-Diesel hybridisation

Duration

3 – 5 days

Training Centre

CONTACT

Salem Kadi
Sales and International Project Development
Tel: +49 (0) 30 526 895 884
Fax: +49 (0) 30 526 895 899
Email: kadi[at]renac.de

 


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