Certificate Course: Solar PV Installer

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Nimay Chandra Giri

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Course Description

This is a skill oriented course to provide hands-on practice and project work in the study of solar photovoltaic (PV) technology, systems and it's equipment's such as: solar cells, modules, charge controller, inverter, battery and electrical/electronics/mechanical appliances.

Specialized for Design, Installation and O&M of solar PV systems.

This course encompasses National Occupational Standards (NOS) and aligned with NSQF level 4 of “Solar PV Installer,"Qualification Pack (Suryamitra SGJ/Q0101) issued by Sector: “Skill Council for Green Jobs (SCGJ) of India”.

Course Objectives

The objectives of this subject are:
• To develop and understanding about solar energy and its applications.
• To develop and understanding sustainable development goals (SDGs) for our society.
• To create awareness about the technology, principles and equipment’s required for a solar PV system.
• To facilitate in developing an end-to-end technical understanding to execute Solar PV installation, operation and maintenance.

Learning Outcomes

After completing this programme:
• The student will be exposed to current solar PV requirement, issues, challenges and debates.
• The student will able to develop and understanding of perspective on SDGs.
• The student will able to design an efficient Solar PV System.
• The student will expert on installation of solar PV system for power generation.

Course Syllabus/Contents:

Module 1: Work Organization and Management (3 hours), 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 1: Site visit to acquire knowledge on solar powered projects.

Module 2: Site survey and customer's requirement (6 hours), SGJ/N0101, ELE/N5903
Concept of site survey, customer requirements and satisfaction, technique for preparation of single line diagram (SLD).
Practice 2: Shadow analysis of a solar PV module.
Practice 3: Preparation of single line diagram (System layout) of a solar PV system.

Module 3: Basics of electrical, electronics and solar energy (6 hours), SGJ/N0101
Basic electricity, Ohm's law, electrical and electronics devices, concept of work, power and energy.
Practice 4: Identifying different types of components used in SPV system and carry out it's operation.
Practice 5: Perform simple calculation of power, energy, radiation etc.

Module 4: Basics of SPV system and components (15 hours), SGJ/N0101, SGJ/N0102
Concept of Solar PV system, technology and types, concept of solar cell, module, CCR, inverter, battery and it's operation.
Practice 6: Identify and specify mono, poly and thin film type of solar cell/panel.
Practice 7: Modeling and simulation/designing of solar PV module.
Practice 8: Identify and specify the lead acid, maintenance free, and Li-ion batter.y
Practice 9: Identify and specify the PWM & MPPT type CCR.
Practice 10: Identify and specify the different types of inverter.

Module 5: Design and installation of SPV system (12 hours), SGJ/N0103, SGJ/N0104
Load calculation and sizing of solar PV system, design and validation process of SPV system, steps involved in installation of SPV system.
Practice 11: Performance of solar PV module at varying tilt angle.
Practice 12: Design and validation of solar PV system.
Practice 13: Identify tools & tackles used for civil/mechanical/electrical installation.
Practice 14: Installation and connection practice of solar module, CCR, inverter, battery & appliances.

Module 6: Maintenance of SPV system (8 hours), SGJ/N0105 & ELE/N6001
Steps involved in testing & commissioning process, operation and maintenance of SPV system.
Practice 15: Conduct the testing of all the solar components of the solar PV system including fault finding, continuity checks, polarity check and other commissioning activities.
Practice 16: Carry out maintenance activities required for each component.

Text Book:

1. CS Solanki, Photovoltaic – Fundamentals, Technologies and Applications, PHI, 2015.
Learning Pvt. Ltd., 2011.
2. Solar Electricity Handbook - 2019 Edition: A Simple Practical Guide to Solar Energy - Author: Mr Michael Boxwel.
3.NC Giri, SR Nayak, SP Mishra, and SN Sahu, Project Management and Smart Electrical Systems, ISBN 9798587652200, Amazon; 1st edition, 27 December 2020.

Reference Book:
1. VVN Kishore, Renewable Energy Engineering and Technology : principles and practice, Teri, India, 2008.
2. SS Das, DD Behera, and NC Giri, Clean Energy Applications in Modern World, Notion Press, ISBN: 9781638069560, 2021.
3. Suneal Deambi, Photovoltaic System Design: Procedures, Tools and Applications, CRC Press, 2018.
4. Poornima Charantimath, Entrepreneurship Development and small Business Enterprises, Third edition, Pearson, 2018.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solar_power

Renewable Energy report India 2019-20

HANDBOOK_Solar PV System

HANDBOOK-PV Installation

Session 1
Foundation (online)- (1) Sharing the success stories of the area/course so far (2) Sharing clear road map 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.
Weblink: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1dMUW_tWhefMLwr2HD02PXIPLzQCsdkcG/view?usp=drivesdk

Study Material:Session-1_Solar Projects-Pdf

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 - Shadow analysis of a solar PV module and it's SLD.
Weblink: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1TV1K8onMiEAMO-r5rRY2ABwO6dAhmyxb/view?usp=drivesdk

Study Material: Session-2_Site Survey

Session 3
Foundation (online) - Understand the basics of electricity and electrical concepts.
Demo - Process of use electrical/electronics components.
Practice -Identify the different components of a SPV system and carry out it's operation.
Weblink: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1SWnCvD_jzUXWukW6ADvOvjQEF7xBzjCI/view?usp=drivesdk

Study material : Session-3_Electricity-WPS Office
Session-3_Work, Power & Energy-WPS Office

Assignment 1: What is solar energy and it's importance?
Mode of submission: online

Session 4
Foundation (online)- Understand the concept of solar cell, module, string and array.
Demo - Demonstration of solar cell, panel, string and array.
Practice - Identify and specify mono, poly and thin film solar cell/panel.
Weblink:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1SWNH-rvY1_rhqr7HSQfqxWIdI2Kl4GVZ/view?usp=drivesdk

Study material: Session-4_Solar Cell

Session 5
Foundation (online) - Understand the concept of SPV system and it's components.
Demo - Site visit to analyse the SPV system.
Practice - Modeling and simulation/design of solar PV module.
Weblink: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1SWnCvD_jzUXWukW6ADvOvjQEF7xBzjCI/view?usp=drivesdk

Study material: Session-5_Solar PV System

Session 6
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.
Weblink:https://drive.google.com/file/d/1SY3SWaZdUOxqDb9K7ObznG-pItI7eaoH/view?usp=drivesdk

Study material: Session-6_Solar Battery

Assignment 2: Designing/sizing of a solar PV system : A household consists of two numbers of 5 watts LED bulb and one number of 15 Watts DC fan.
Mode of Submission: Online

Session 7
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.
Weblink: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1TY4dCcCCsuUoqe5pbkcGlweChkDjao6B/view?usp=drivesdk

Study material: Session-7_ CCR

Session 8
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.
Weblink:https://drive.google.com/file/d/1S_ecAHoXDXHhuCPsnFM9nG9uzRNrUwh6/view?usp=drivesdk https://youtu.be/gZEdIP8H5KM

Study material:Session-8_Inverter

Session 9
Foundation (online) -Load calculation and sizing of SPV system
Demo - Demonstration of rating identification of SPV system.
Practice - Performance of Solar PV module at varying tilt angle.
Weblink: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1SnjCHqVf9CX-l3f7UFPJWUcNHBoJMpI0/view?usp=drivesdk

Study material: Session-9_Sizing of SPV System

Session 10
Foundation (online) - Concept on On-grid, Off-grid and hybrid system
Demo - Site visit for identification of On-grid, Off-grid and hybrid system.
Practice - Design and validation of solar PV system.
Weblink:https://drive.google.com/file/d/1SkARz4jHVhliQESK3MycYowom99TXUXu/view?usp=drivesdk https://youtu.be/DvSGy2MEuLg

Study material: Session-10_On-grid_Off-grid

Session 11
Foundation (online) -Understand and acquire knowledge on installation of 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.
Weblink: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1SnjCHqVf9CX-l3f7UFPJWUcNHBoJMpI0/view?usp=drivesdkhttps://youtu.be/OGnf_aWxJDg

Study material: Session-11_Tools & Tackels

Session 12
Foundation (online) - Understand the installation process of SPV system
Demo - Demonstration of installation process used in a solar PV system.
Practice - Installation and connection practice of solar module, CCR, inverter, battery & appliances.
Weblink: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1SnjCHqVf9CX-l3f7UFPJWUcNHBoJMpI0/view?usp=drivesdk

Study material: Session-12_Installation of SPV

Session 13
Foundation (online) - Understand the process of testing and commissioning process in a SPV system
Demo - Demonstration of fault finding and testing of a solar PV 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.
Weblink: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1VkNIFgnLaodSssJy4D8DZ6dXwuoEtAlh/view?usp=sharing/view?usp=drivesdk

Study material: Session-13_Testing and Comissioning

Session 14
Foundation (online) -Understand the typical faults, their causes and resolution for the all the components
Demo - Activities of preventive & reactive maintenance of the solar power plant.
Practice - Carry out maintenance activities required for each component.
Weblink: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rWtukrV1xNQ/view?usp=sharing/view?usp=drivesdk

Study material: Session-14_O&M of SPV

List of Projects/Products (One project is to be chosen by group of students. Maximum group size is 4)
1. Design and validation of a Solar cell and module.
2. Design and validation of a Solar Off-grid system.
3. Design and validation of a Solar On-grid system.
4. Design and validation of a Solar charge controller.
5. Design and validation of a Solar Inverter.
6. Design and validation of a Battery charging circuit.
7. Design and validation of a Power converter (AC to DC or DC to DC).
8. Design and development of a Solar powered Study lamp.
9. Design and development of a Solar street light.
10. Design and development of a Emergency light.
11. Design and development of solar powered water pumping system.
12. Design and development of solar operated grass trimmer.
13. Design and development of solar powered pesticide sprayer.
14. Design and development of solar powered leaf plate making machine.
15. Design and development of solar powered bicycle.
16. Design and development of solar tree.
17. Design and development of solar operated blacksmith blower.
18. Design and development of portable solar mobile charging station.

Our Main Teachers

Nimay Chandra Giri

Assistant Professor in ECE/CREE, SoET-Bhubaneswar Campus
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Solar Energy, Electrical, Electronics & Agrivoltaic