Module 1: (1 week)
General: Global Energy scenario, Indian Energy Scenario, Energy Policy.
• Module 2: (1 week)
Solar Radiation: Physics of Solar radiation, Global Beam and diffuse radiation.
Related Lab experiments
• Module 3: (2 weeks)
Fundamentals of Solar Cell: Solar PV basics, Solar PV Module, Solar Cell
technologies, Crystalline cell, solar photovoltaic modules, Concentrators
and PV Modules.
Related lab experiments
Field Visits/Manufacturer’s works
• Module 4: (1 week)
Balance of Solar PV Systems: Battery technology, Batteries for PV systems,
DC –DC converters, Charge Controllers, DC–AC inverters, Single phase,
three phase, MPPT
• Module 5: (1 week)
Photovoltaic Power System:PV system configuration, Standalone system
with DC / AC load without battery and with battery, Hybrid system, Grid
connected systems, Plant Visits.
• Module 6: (1 week)
Planning & Design : Planning Procedure, System capacity and Energy
Demand, Site selection, System concept, Module selection and PV Generator,
Selection and sizing of cables, Standalone System; Battery sizing, Charge
Controller and Inverter, Grid Connected Systems; Selection and inverter
sizing, Generator Junction Box and DC Main Switch, Safety Measures, Grid
Interface, Mounting System, tender specification, Standards and certification.
• Module 7: (1 Week)
Aspects of Owner’s Engineering of Solar Power Projects : Pre-feasibility
study, Feasibility study, Detailed project report , Design basis report, Technical
speciation, Packaging of the contracts, Preparing of RFP, Review engineering,
Detailed engineering, Construction monitoring, Commissioning of the projects,
Aspects of technical due diligence, Detailed due diligence report, Construction
monitoring PG test and handover practices, O&M approach and feasibility,
EPC Contracts, Suppliers and Manufacturers, warranty, guarantee, Liquidity
damages, Project Cost Adequacy, Integration of contracts(Sub contracts).
• Module 8 (1 Week)
Installation and Commissioning: Mounting System Cables, Earthing, Junction
Box, Commissioning Related lab experiments.
• Module 9 (1 Week)
Grid integration : Control techniques and RE integration systems (AC/DC
Drives Control, Predictive direct power control of system connected into
the grid, Technological aspects, Active network devices, Controls, Micro
Grid), Power Grid Analysis and Studies (Electrical System Modeling, Power
supply quality, Optimization and Grid Planning)
• Module 10 (1 Week)
Instrumentation & Measurements, Economical and Financial Analysis
: SCADA system, sensors, data logger, Monitoring, data management, Analysis
and performance, Financial Analysis, Life Cycle Costing, Environmental Analysis
and Social Costs, Case Study.