SKILL: Solar Lighting Technician

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Nimay Chandra Giri

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Course Name : Solar Lighting Technician

Code(Credit) : CUSE 1251 (0-2-2)

Course Objectives

    • Familiarization to the principles, materials, and tools required for solar lighting system
    • Develop an end-to-end technical understanding to execute solar lighting system
    • Concept about load calculation and installation of PV system
    • Complying to the industry specifications, guidelines and safety standards during work

Learning Outcomes

    • Assembly of different types of solar lamps
    • Repair of solar lamps
    • Assembly and repair of solar home lighting system
    • Assembly and Repair of solar street lights

Course Syllabus

Module 1: Work Organization and Management (1 hour), SGJ/N0101
Overview and applications in multiple sectors, Work technical terminology and symbols, theory and applications of mathematics, physics, and geometry, Standards currently used and recognized by industry, Current internationally recognized standards, Health and safety legislation and best practice including specific safety.

Practice- Demonstration of Solar powered home/street lights projects

Module 2: Site Survey and Customer's requirement (2 hours), SGJ/N0101, ELE/N5903

Practice: Preparation of Solar home/street lights system layout

Module 3: Basic Electrical Concepts and Introduction to Solar Energy (3 hours), SGJ/N0201
Practice- Identify and specify the different Electrical components used in Solar Home/Street lights system and carry out it's operation
Practice- Perform simple calculation of power, energy, radiation etc.
Practice- Measurement of solar radiation in different geographical area

Module 4: Solar PV lighting system and its components (4 hours), SGJ/N0201
Practice- Identify the different components used in a Solar PV lighting system
Practice- Carry out operation of the Solar PV lighting system components

Module 5: Solar PV Street lights system and it's components (3 hours), SGJ/N0201
Practice- Identify the different components used in a Solar PV street lights system
Practice- Carry out operation of the Solar PV Street lights system components

Module 6: Assembly and Installation of solar home and street lights system (10 hours), SGJ/N0201, SGJ/N0203, SGJ/N0204
Practice- Design and validation of solar home lighting and street lights systems
Practice- Measure basic electrical parameters like resistance, current and voltage of different solar lamps and street lights components
Practice- Installation of Solar Module, CCR, Battery and electrical appliances
Practice- Perform step by step procedure to assemble a solar lamp/street lights

Module 7: Testing and Commissioning of Solar PVhome/street lights system (5 hours)
Practice- Test the solar panel to check if the Voc & Isc are according to the specifications mentioned by the manufacturer
Practice- Test the battery to check if it’s voltage is within the range specified by the manufacturer
Practice: Operation of each component in the system
Practice: Verify the PCB and LED as per technical specifications mentioned by the manufacturer

Module 8: Repair and Maintenance of solar PV home/street lights System (2 hours), SGJ/N0202, SGJ/N0203, SGJ/N0204
Practice: Carry out maintenance activities required for each component
Practice: Prepare a basic repair and maintenance report

List of Projects/Products/Publications (30 hours)
1. Project- Design and implementation of Solar Operated Emergency Light system.
2. Project - Design and implementation of Solar Operated Study Light system.
3. Project - Design and Implementation of Solar Operated Street Light system.
4. Project - Design and Implementation of Solar Auto street lighting system.
5. Project - Design and Implementation of LED Driver (DC) circuit.
6. Project - Design and Implementation of LED Driver (AC) circuit.
7. Project -Design and Implementation of LED Streep light.
8. Project -Design and Implementation of wall mounted LED lighting system.

Session Plan

Session 1

Foundation (online)- (1) Sharing the success stories of the area/course so far (2) Sharing clear roadmap to deliver the course (3) List of Projects/Products they have to make
Demo – Role and responsibilities of a Solar lighting technician
Practice - Site visit to acquire knowledge on Solar powered Lighting Projects.
Web link:
https://youtu.be/FHJmrVMzU_4

Session 2

Foundation (online) - Steps involved in site survey and customer's requirement
Demo – Understand how to observe Sun path diagram and shading analysis.
Practice -Preparation of Solar home/street lights system layout
Web link:https://youtu.be/ThbyWbj0jyk

Session 3

Foundation (online) - Interpretation of Drawings and material handling process at site
Demo- Demonstration of drawing and material handling process at the project site
Practice- Preparation of System design layout for Solar home/street lights
Web link: https://youtu.be/qDMaD80gNek

Session 4

Foundation (online) - Understand the basics of electricity and electrical concepts
Demo - Demonstration and application of different electrical and electronics components
Practice- Identify the different Electrical components used in Solar Home/Street lights system and it's operation
Web link:https://youtu.be/-XgOCiFnC2A

Session 5

Foundation (online) - Knowledge on Work, Power, Energy etc.
Demo - Demonstration of Power, Energy and radiation calculation process
Practice - Perform simple calculation of power, energy, radiation etc.
Web link: https://youtu.be/TPWZN9YpUWY

Session 6

Foundation (online)- Understand the concept of Solar energy and it's technology
Demo - Demonstration of Solar cell or panel
Practice - Identify and specify Mono, Poly and Thin film solar cell/panel
Web link:https://youtu.be/hseYnkOQghI

Session 7

Foundation (online) - Understand the concept of solar lamps and it's components
Demo - Demonstration of different solar lamps
Practice- Identify the different components used in a Solar lamps and carry out it's operation
Web link:

https://youtu.be/nKutp3JzKYU

Session 8

Foundation (online) - Understand the concept of solar lamps and it's Foundation (online) - Understand the concept of solar PV street lights and it's components
Demo - Demonstration of different solar PV sreet lights
Practice- Identify the different components used in a Solar PV street lights and carry out it's operation
Web link:https://youtu.be/4WnQ7-O31Fs

Session 9

Foundation (online) - Understand the soldering process
Demo - Steps involved in soldering process
Practice - Soldering practices by using electrical/electronic components to prepare electrical circuit
Web link:https://youtu.be/T4kOVTBHpKo

Session 10

Foundation (online) - Basics of Solar Battery
Demo - Demonstration of different types of Battery and it's application
Practice - Identify and specify the Lead Acid, Maintenance free, and Li-ion battery
Web link:https://youtu.be/ZZ6BtEZChXc

Session 11

Foundation (online) - Basics of Solar Charge Controller (CCR)
Demo - Demonstration of different types of CCR and it's application
Practice - Identify and specify the PWM & MPPT type CCR
Web link: https://youtu.be/UxAesEINhHE

Session 12

Foundation (online) -Load calculation and sizing of Solar PV home/street lights system
Demo - Demonstration of different rating of Solar PV home/street lights
Practice - Mathematical load calculation of a Solar PV home/street lights
Web link:https://youtu.be/a1emLZ6t1xI

Session 13

Foundation (online) - Assembly of different types of solar lamps/home lighting system
Demo - Demonstration of different types of Solar PV lamps
Practice - Design and validation of solar lamps
Web link:https://youtu.be/yF9qc8UWbLo

Session 14

Foundation (online) - Assembly of different types of Solar street lights
Demo - Demonstration of different types of Solar street lights
Practice - Design and validation of solar street lights
Web link:https://youtu.be/9uJFQl6OAjQ

Session 15

Foundation (online) -Understand and acquire know-how of installing the mounting structure along with structural supports and accessories for safe
Demo - Demonstration of different tools used in structure design
Practice - Identify Tools & Tackles used for civil/mechanical/electrical installation
Web link:https://youtu.be/OGnf_aWxJDg

Session 16

Foundation (online) - Understand the installation process of Solar PV home/street lights
Demo - Site visit to analyse the installation process of solar PV home/street lights
Practice - Installation of solar module, controller, battery and electrical appliances
Web link:https://youtu.be/9WL7Epl9h0g

Session 17

Foundation (online) - Knowledge on testing of solar lamps
Demo - Demonstration of multimeter for measurement of different parameters and compare with the given sheet
Practice - Test and verify the solar module, controller, battery and LED w.r.t. the data sheet of solar lamps
Web link: https://youtu.be/C7mQntHup-Q

Session 18

Foundation (online) - Knowledge on testing of solar PV street lights
Demo - Steps involved in measurement of different parameters of the Solar PV street lights
Practice - Verify the PCB and LED as per technical specifications mentioned
by the manufacturer
Web link: https://youtu.be/ZCJnHNNS04s

Session 19

Foundation (online) - Understand the operation of solar home/street lights
Demo - Site visit to acquire knowledge on operation process of solar home/street lights
Practice - Measurement of both input and output power of the system
Web link:https://youtu.be/Vr7AViY0iOQ

Session 20

Foundation (online) - Knowledge on repair and maintenance of solar PV home/street lights
Demo - Process of preparing a basic repair and maintenance report
Practice - Carry out maintenance activities required for each component
Web link:https://youtu.be/pQAZQOgx9SA

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