Master Training On Solar Photovoltaic Training
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  • Introduction:

    India has launched the Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission (JNNSM) in 2009-10 with the ambitious target of installing 20,000 MW of solar power, solar Photovoltaic (PV) as well as solar thermal, in the country by year 2022. The JNNSM provides incentives that promote solar PV system installations both at grid-connected PV system and off-grid PV system levels. There is several state Governments in India that are also making and implementing their own plans for promoting solar PV systems by incentivising the installations. Also, in last 1 to 2 years, the prices of PV modules have fallen significantly. Considering the scenario of favourable Government policies and reduction in prices of solar PV modules, there is a huge interest for the installation of solar PV system. In order to enable the deployment of solar PV systems in India, there is a need for large number of trained people in the solar PV area. As per the MNRE, Govt. Of India, the requirement is of 100,000 people. The trained manpower is required at various levels ranging from researchers, engineers to technician or PV system installers. This program aims at training people who install or will be going to install solar PV systems in future. 

    Course highlights:

    The course was designed for people who want to work with solar PV system, particularly technician, trainers and engineers (or any PV system practitioner) and also for people who are already working on solar PV system. It covered basics of design, installation and maintenance of solar PV systems of all types. The workshop was an excellent opportunity to learn several aspects of Solar PV technology and gets hands on experience in designing and assembling solar PV systems.

    Various practical and lab-tours were also included in the course. The participant was both mix of faculties, industries as well entrepreneurs.  The course included component basics, operation and specifications together with thorough understanding of systems design, integration, applications, and implementation and field deployment issues.Systems design exercise was the highlight of the program. All participants highly appreciated the session and took active part in solving the design problems. There was a Lab Tour that was planned for the all the participants. It was very useful and informative for all participants 

    The following topics were covered in the course:

    • Basics of electricity and related concepts
    • Basics of energy, its units, quantities of energy
    • Concepts of solar cells
    • Interconnection of solar cells in PV modules
    • Design of PV array
    • Fundamentals of batteries
    • Interconnection of batteries(series and parallel connections)
    • Electronics that are used in PV systems
    • Details about wires, their physical sizes
    • Design of standalone solar PV system
    • Grid connected PV system
    • Maintenance and troubleshooting of PV components and PV system as a whole.

    Course content and Speakers:

    Lecture.No. Description Speakers Duration Online Streaming

    Energy Scenario :

    Energy Scenario of world and special emphasis on INDIA. Different renewable energy sources and special emphasis on Solar Energy. Historic trends in cost and production of PV.
    Prof. Chetan S. Solanki 69:49 View

    Energy and Power :

    Definition of energy and power. Units of energy and power. Relation between energy and power. Examples of energy and power. Calculation of energy and power.
    Prof. Chetan S. Solanki 93:27 View

    Solar Radiation :

    Solar radiation, diffuse radiation and direct radiation, global solar radiation,monthly and yearly solar radiation, units of solar radiation
    Prof. Chetan S. Solanki

    Introduction to radiation measuring devices :

    Brief description and demonstration of pyrheliometer and pyranometer, measurement of global and diffuse radiation at that time, other related measurements
    Jim/Shashwat (IIT Bombay)

    Introduction to Solar PV Technology :

    Module Designing from cells basics, module manufacturing Parameters of PV module.Voc, Isc, Imp, Vmp, Max.Power Point PV modules and different types modules

    1) c-Si (mono and poly)

    2) Amorphous-Silicon, CdTe, CIGS

    Prof. Chetan S. Solanki 53:05 View

    PV module parameter measurement :

    Measurement of solar PV modules parameters, characterization of PV module, plotting I-V curve. Noting following parameters: Voc, Isc, mp, Vmp, Max.Power Point, Different type of cells
    Sandeep/Gaurav (IIT Bombay)

    Modules and Arrays :

    8PV module and PV array design considerations, mismatch losses, How module is made from cells and how modules are connected to for particular application. Roof area required for given power rating of modules
    Prof. Chetan S. Solanki 96:08 View

    PV modules and Arrays :

    Connecting modules in different arrays. Series, parallel series parallel connection and it effect on Voc and Isc. Precautions while connecting them. Importance of connecting same type of modules in an array.
    Sandeep/Gaurav (IIT Bombay)

    Effect of light intensity and temperature :

    Variation in current with light intensity and variation in voltage with temperature. How current is dependent on light intensity.
    Prof. Chetan S. Solanki 73:22

    Devices for measuring module parameters :

    Module analyzers and current variation with light intensity.
    Sandeep/Gaurav (IIT Bombay)

    Solar Tracking and Energy yield :

    Importance of solar tracking and its cost analysis. Energy yield calculation of PV system.
    Prof. Chetan S. Solanki 75:29 View

    Application :

    Demonstration of DC load running directly using solar PV, for instance LED, DC MOTOR. Series and parallel combination of LEDs, impact on intensity of light output.
    Sandeep/Gaurav (IIT Bombay)

    Site visit to solar water pump :

    Sandeep/Gaurav (IIT Bombay)

    Basics of Electricity :

    Difference in A.C. system and D.C. system and related parameters.Power factor, range of current and voltage in PV systems.
    Prof. S. Doolla (IIT Bombay) 61:45 View

    Energy Storage devices with detailed analysis (Part 1) :

    Introduction to batteries, general parameters of batteries useful for technicians, Depth of discharge(DOD), Terminal Voltage ,Life Cycle, Advantages, Disadvantages, General maintenance and precautions General charging and discharging rate.
    Prof. S.Mitra (IIT Bombay). 65:07 View

    Energy Storage devices with detailed analysis (Part 2) :

    Example and discussion of following batteries, specific features of the batteries

    a) LEAD ACID

    b) NI-MH

    c) LI-ION


    e) Load Matching Problems and run time estimation.

    Prof. S.Mitra (IIT Bombay) 67:43 View

    Basics of Electricity :

    Inverter, Rectifier, Transformer, and D.C. to D.C. Converter will be demonstrated and their effect on signal will be demonstrated. A.C. fan and D.C. fan.
    Sandeep/Gaurav (IIT Bombay)

    Energy Storage devices :

    Cut View of SEALED LEAD ACID BATTERY WILL BE SHOWN. ULTRA-CAPACITOR will be charged directly from PV module and then LOAD will be run with it (LED).
    Sandeep/Gaurav (IIT Bombay)

    Balance of system(Part 1) :

    Different type of chargers controllers. Brief technical description, why they are needed, advantages, disadvantages and cost analysis with respect to PV system.




    Prof. K.C.Chaterjee (IIT Bombay) 87:31 View

    Balance of system (Part 2) :

    How to give technical specification of following, what capacities are available in the market.

    Energy Meters, Inverters, D.C. to D.C converters, D.C. Cables and Solar Cables, Connecters, Junction boxes.

    And their interconnection in a PV system. Cost analysis of PV system

    Prof. K.C Chatterjee. (IIT Bombay) 99:24 View

    Balance of system(Part 1) :

    Experiments using Chargers of different type will be performed.Cables, connecters and junction boxes will be shown and proper connections will be taught.
    Sandeep/Gaurav (IIT Bombay)

    Balance of system (Part 2) :

    Experiments on D.C. to D.C. converters and inverters will be performed. And finally P.C.U. will be demonstrated.
    Sandeep/Gaurav (IIT Bombay)

    System Design:(Part 1) :

    1KW system design problem will be discussed and designed.
    Prof. C.S.Solanki (IIT Bombay) 70:26 View

    System Design:(Part 2) :

    System components will be discussed and chosen.
    Prof. C.S.Solanki (IIT Bombay) 85:27 View

    System Installation(PART 1) :

    Sandeep/Gaurav (IIT Bombay)

    System Installation(PART 2) :

    Sandeep/Gaurav (IIT Bombay)

    System integration by participants :