Solar Energy Technician

Solar Energy Technician
Introduction
Solar Panel Installers are a part of a team and are responsible for solar PV system installations. The Installer works under the supervision of a Lead Installer or an electrician.

General Information
Course Industry:
Solar Energy Technician
Course duration:
240 credit hours (45 days)
Instructor:
Mr. Raja Nisar Akbar
Prerequisites:
Middle or Matriculate
Course availability:
Available at Rawalpindi, Lahore and Karachi campuses.
Course Fee:
12,000 PKR ($240)

Desire Learning Objective

This course will help you to:
 

  •          Assist the Lead Installer(s) or Electrician with all aspects of the onsite installation of
             systems, encompassing arrangemnet of metal racking, DC wiring deployment and
             mounting of solar modules.

     
  •          Apply the maximum level of workmanship to all job components.
     
  •          Operate power equipment in a safe way.
     
  •          Maintain tools to ensure a long functional life of the tools and machinery.
     
  •          Assist other team members in their tasks as needed.
     
  •          Keep work areas, company automobiles and job site organized and clean.
     
  •          Work on other projects or tasks as assigned by management or team lead.
     
  •          Adhere to all regulations and procedures of the company.

 

Instructional Techniques

We impart knowledge and Practical Training in following way:

Ethics, discipline, motivation, health and safety training:   Half an hour daily              (10%) 

Theoretical knowledge:                                                                       One (01) hour daily              (25%)

Hands on Training:                                                                                   Six (06) hour daily                (65%)

 

COURSE CONTENTS:

Introduction to Photovoltaic Systems

  • Introduction to Solar Energy and PV Systems
  • Overview of Solar Industry
  • PV System elements and configurations
  • PV Systems Grid-Tie and Off-grid
  • Solar panels, inverters, mounting
  • Solar Energy Basics
  • Sun – earth association, sun path

Fundamental electricity and electronics

  • Electricity and Instrumentation         
  • Alternating Current and Passive Devices
  • Digital Electronics      
  • Principles and Applications of semiconductors
  • Introduction to Automation & Robotics
  • Programmable Logic Controllers                  
  • Applied Electronics

System Design

  • Solar Site Survey
  • The components of site survey
  • Roof measurement and Site Worksheet
  • Hands-on Lab: Site analysis.
  • Sizing the PV System through manual and online tools
  • Grid-Tie Systems
  • PV System Sizing
  • Site factors influence performance and efficiency
  • Economic Analysis and System Cost

Electrical Connection and Major

  • Components of a PV System
  • Electrical Integration
  • Safety of DC and AC Power
  • Basic electrical components
  • Wire sizing, rating DC and AC and specifications
  • Utility Integration
  • Breaker sizing and 120% Rule
  • PV cells, arrays and modules
  • Solar cells and modules
  • Utility and code regulations
  • Modules specifications: Watts, Voc, Isc, Nominal
  • IV curves, Series and parallel array circuits
  • Inverters
  • Operation and Efficiency
  • Mechanical Integration
  • Model and size, Requirements
  • Mounting Systems available Options for Roof and Ground
  • Online sizing and performance equipment
  • Performance issues in Roof loading

Hands on Lab

  • Commissioning, Maintenance, Installation
  • Troubleshooting
  • Commissioning - Starting it up
  • Maintenance, service, Trouble shooting and common situations
  • Performance Monitoring
  • Permitting
  • Batteries and charge controllers
  • Back-up, Hybrid and Bimodal systems
  • Live Installation
  • Off-grid and remote power applications
  • Jurisdiction and authority
  • National Electrical Code NEC