SKILL: Solar PV Installer

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Nimay Chandra Giri

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Course Name : Solar PV Installer

Code(Credit) : CUTM3073 (0-2-2)

Course Objectives

    • Familiarization to the principles, materials, and tools required for solar PV installation
    • Develop an end-to-end technical understanding to execute solar PV Installation
    • Understand the test and commissioning process of Solar PV system
    • Complying to the industry specifications, guidelines and safety standards during work

Learning Outcomes

    • Assess customer’s requirement of solar PV system for specific application
    • Implement the knowledge of the basics of electricity, electronics and solar PV
    • Concept about load calculation and installation of PV system
    • Comply with the safety procedures and standards to be followed
    • Prioritizing activities and organizing resources to meet desired outcome

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-Site visit to acquire knowledge on Solar powered Projects.

Module 2: Site Survey and Customer's requirement (2 hours), SGJ/N0101, ELE/N5903
Practice: Preparation of single line diagram (System layout) of the system
Practice: Identify the load to be connected to the Solar PV system

Module 3: Basics of Electrical, Electronics and Solar Energy (3 hours), SGJ/N0101
Practice- Identify different Electrical components used in Solar Energy system
Practice- Carry out operation of the electrical components
Practice- Perform simple calculation of power, energy, radiation etc.

Module 4: Basics of SPV System and Components (6 hrs), SGJ/N0101, SGJ/N0102
Practice- Identify the different components of a SPV system components and it's operation
Practice- Carry out operation of the Solar PV system components

Module 5: Design and Installation of SPV System (10 hours), SGJ/N0103, SGJ/N0104
Practice- Design and validation of SPV systems
Practice- Design of Off-grid system
Practice- Identify Tools & Tackles used for civil/mechanical/electrical installation
Practice- Installation of Solar Module, CCR/Inverter, Battery and electrical appliances

Module 6: Testing and Commissioning of SPV System (6 hours), SGJ/N0105
Practice: Hands on practice of test and commission process in a SPV system
Practice: Operation of each component of the SPV system
Practice: Demonstration of Regulations & Standards of interconnection

Module 7: Maintenance of SPV System (2 hours), ELE/N6001
Practice: Carry out maintenance activities required for each component
Practice: Activities of preventive & reactive maintenance of the plant

List of Projects/Products/Publications(30 hours)
1.Project: Design and validation of Solar Off-grid system.
2.Project: Design and validation of Solar Charge Controller.
3.Project: Design and validation of Portable Solar Inverter.
4.Project: Design and validation of Solar Grass Trimmer.
5.Project: Design and validation of Solar Powered Mobile Charger.

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 – Briefing on safety practices, tools to be used and their operation.
Practice - Site visit to acquire knowledge on Solar powered Projects.
Web link:https://youtu.be/h25OGfjjn98
https://youtu.be/x6ZTYKBVhNs
Skill Course_Trainee Handbook of Solar PV Installer_SCGJ_CUTM-pdf

Session 2

Foundation (online)- Steps involved in site survey and customer's requirement
Demo – Understand how to observe Sun path diagram and shading analysi
Practice -Shadow analysis of a solar PV module
Web link: https://youtu.be/ThbyWbj0jyk

Session 3

Foundation (online)- Interpretation of Drawings, Material Handling and storage of components on-site.
Demo- Demonstration of drawing and material handling process of the project site
Practice- Preparation of single line diagram (System layout) of the system.
Web link: https://youtu.be/ukxRD2SShoc

Session 4

Foundation (online) - Understand the basics of electricity and electrical concepts
Demo - Process of use electrical components
Practice - Identify different electrical components and carry out it's operation
Web link: https://youtu.be/ukxRD2SShoc

Session 5

Foundation (online) - Understand the 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/8nJXN6kwyqA

Session 6

Foundation (online)- Understand the concept of Solar cell and module
Demo - Demonstration of Solar cell or panel
Practice - Identify and specify Mono, Poly and Thin film solar cell/panel
Web link:https://youtu.be/Fip520UdeNU

Session 7

Foundation (online) - Understand the concept of SPV system and it's components
Demo - Site visit to analyse the SPV system
Practice - Identify the different components of a SPV system and carry out it’s operation
Web link: https://youtu.be/x6SyZyl5e-U

Session 8

Foundation (online) - Basics of Storage device ( 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 9

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 10

Foundation (online) - Basics of Inverter
Demo - Demonstration of different types of Inverter and it's application
Practice - Identify and specify the different types of Inverter
Web link:
https://youtu.be/gZEdIP8H5KM

Session 11

Foundation (online) -Load calculation and sizing of SPV system
Demo - Demonstration of rating identification of SPB system
Practice - Performance of Solar PV module at varying tilt angle
Weblink: https://youtu.be/CP96OjwZdao
https://youtu.be/a1emLZ6t1xI

Session 12

Foundation (online) - Concept on On-grid and Off-grid system
Demo - Site visit for identification of On-grid and Off-grid system
Practice - Design and validation of Solar On-Grid/Off-Grid system
Web link:https://youtu.be/DvSGy2MEuLg

Session 13

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 deisgn
Practice - Identify Tools & Tackles used for civil/mechanical/electrical installation
Web link:https://youtu.be/OGnf_aWxJDg

Session 14

Foundation (online) - Understand the installation process of SPV system
Demo - Site visit to analyse of Solar system installation process
Practice - Plan and design of CIVIL and Mechanical structure
Web link:https://youtu.be/6T_8sTTkUfg

Session 15

Foundation (online) - Knowledge on Solar module installation
Demo - Site visit to acquire knowledge on Solar module installation
Practice - Measurement of latitude and longitude and it's application in Solar module installation
Web link: https://youtu.be/bu2fwrwCHP0

Session 16

Foundation (online) - Knowledge on Solar Charge controller and Inverter installation
Demo - Site visit to acquire knowledge on Solar Charge controller and Inverter installation
Practice - Installation and connection Practice of CCR or Inverter
Web link:https://youtu.be/52IcWJxTbJ8
https://youtu.be/aqw3opNRh0U

Session 17

Foundation (online) - Knowledge on Solar Battery installation
Demo - Site visit to acquire knowledge on Solar Battery and it's Application
Practice - Installation and connection practice of Solar Battery
Web link: https://youtu.be/wdgq1-o1_8g

Session 18

Foundation (online) - Knowledge on Electrical appialences for installation
Demo - Demonstration of electrical appialences (Light, bulb, fan, pump, wire, meter, grounding and earthing) for installation in SPV system
Practice - IV characteristics of solar Cell/Module
Web link: https://youtu.be/ailIMRL2VL4

Session 19

Foundation (online) - Understand the process of testing and commission process in a SPV system
Demo - Demonstration of fault finding and testing of a Solar system
Practice - Conduct the testing of all the solar components of the Solar PV system including fault finding, continuity checks, polarity check and other commissioning activities.
Web link:https://youtu.be/IWFZ39P1nNg
https://youtu.be/ZLgOoMSlS3Y

Session 20

Foundation (online) -Understand the Typical faults, their causes and resolution for the all the components
Demo - Activities of preventive & reactive maintenance of the plant
Practice - Carry out maintenance activities required for each component
Web link: https://youtu.be/pQAZQOgx9SA
https://youtu.be/aeBVxvskCAA

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