Advance Certificate in PV System Operation & Maintenance

Summary Description: Work within a team to perform required preventative maintenance activities on solar PV systems. Responds to corrective maintenance cases to troubleshoot, test, and repair.

Job Role

Solar Photovoltaic Plant Operation and Maintenance engineer inspects and perform schedule maintenance jobs for plant, i.e include mechanical and electrical components; performs periodic cleaning of PV modules; and maintains performance data records.

Responsibility of O&M Technician : The PV plants operates with the following basic modular building blocks : Solar Inverter, Solar Batteries, Solar Charge Controller and Solar Panels. Operating the plant requires an understanding of the current and voltages across the system.

BoS or Balance of System components play a huge role in the operation of the plant and these include, system wiring (capacity and size), Earthing and Lightening Protection Equipment and AJB/ DC DB which are basically Junction Boxes.

Certificate will be Awarded by

Institute of Solar Technology, A Unit of Global Advanced Training & Educational Trust, Regd. under NCT New Delhi, Govt. of India and NITI Aayog, Govt. of India

Eligibility

  • ITI Pass
  • 10th or 10+2 Pass
  • Minimum Educational Qualifications: 10th Pass
  • Minimum age 18 years,

Medium:

English, Hindi & Local Language
(Book & Online Examination in English)

Duration: 50 Hours within 1 Month


Training Methodology:

The course will be delivered in class room board work, lecture using PowerPoint, sharing of case examples, design exercises, a complete design task and PV System installation facility at institute power plant.

Training Materials:

  • FREE printed book as per Syllabus developed by National and International PV Technology Trainer & Expert
  • FREE E-Library for future study on up-to-date technology, project guide, National & International FREE Article
  • sample bill of materials, sample financial models etc.
  • Training & Learning Materials: Wall Chart, Equipment, Measuring Meters, accessories and tools for practical & demonstration only

Core Syllabus:

UnitCodeModule DetailTheoryPracticalTotal
Unit: 1 GAEM General Aspects of Energy Management Click for Detail Syllabus / [Hide]
  • 1. Global and Indian Energy Scenario and Energy Policy
  • 2. State Energy Policy
  • 3. Classification of Energy Resources
  • 4. Renewable Energy Systems
  • 5. Environmental Impact of Energy Systems
303
Unit: 1 BEE Basic Electrical Engineering Click for Detail Syllabus / [Hide]
  • 1. Electron theory - Structure of atom
  • 2. Methods of Electricity Produce
  • 3. Materials used for Electrical Work - Conductor, Insulators
  • 4. Electric Circuits - Voltage, Current, Resistance
  • 5. Band Theory, Conductor, Electro Motive Force (EMF)
  • 6. Ohm's Law, Measurement Units, Power, Horsepower, Energy
  • 7. Electric Circuits - Closed. Open, Short, Series, Parallel Circuit
  • 8. Circuit protection, Circuit Breaker, Fuses,
  • 9. Cable and Wire, Color coding of wires, Solar Cable,
  • 10. Golden Safety Rules, Safety & Protective Equipment, Safety sign
  • 11. Electrical Tool, Electrical Symbols
  • 12. Softe copy of Home Task submitted by every student
325
Unit: 1 PPS Physic of Photovoltaic System Click for Detail Syllabus / [Hide]
  • 1. What is Solar Cell/Panel? Detail of Solar Cell - PV modules layers
  • 2. Photovoltaic Effect
  • 3. Doping Semiconductors, P-type and N-type formation
  • 4. How a Photovoltaic Cell Works
  • 5. Type of PV cell, Monocrystalline, Polycrystalline, Thin Film, Multi-junction Cells, Efficiencies,
  • 6. Generation Solar Cell - First Generation, Second Generation, Third Generation, Future Generation
  • 7. Perovskite Solar Cell, Dye-Sensitize Solar Cell, Quantum Dot (QD) Solar Cell, Organic/Plastic Solar Cell, Printable Solar Cell, Multiple Exciton Generation , Tandem Solar Cell
  • 8. Technical Specification of Solar PV module
  • 9. Fill Factor, Efficiency, Temperature Coefficients
  • 10. Application of Solar Energy
  • 11. Softe copy of Home Task submitted by every student
448
Unit: 1 SRPS Solar Resources for Photovoltaic System Click for Detail Syllabus / [Hide]
  • 1. Solar Insolation, Solar Spectrum
  • 2. Average Daily Solar Radiation, PSH, PSI
  • 3. Solar Window, Location - Latitude, Insolation and Latitude
  • 4. Solar Declination angle
  • 5. solar noon, Determine solar noon
  • 6. Factors to be considered in Solar System Design
  • 7. Air Mass, GHI, DIF, DHI, DNI, Solar Maps
  • 8. Module Tilt Angle Scale
  • 9. Measurement of Sunlight Power incident on SPV Module's surface
  • 10. Significance of the Tilt Angle Northern Hemisphere, Southern Hemisphere, Equinox
  • 11. Summary of Solar Angles, Optimum tilt angle, Best Angle for Solar Panels
  • 12. Module Mounting Structure, Intelligent solar tracking system
  • 13. Softe copy of Home Task submitted by every student
336
Unit: 2 BoS Solar PV Balance-of-System Click for Detail Syllabus / [Hide]
  • 1. Basic Components of a Solar PV System
  • 2. Switch, Disconnector, Principle factors to be considered when selecting the DC switch-disconnector
  • 3. Cable size - DC Voltage & Current in PV Systems, Rated current & voltage
  • 4. D.C. Plug and Socket Connectors - DC Isolator, DC Combiner Box, Junction Boxes, Different Parts of JB, AC isolator, AC Distribution Box
  • 5. String Fuses, Selection of Fuse, Blocking Diodes
  • 6. Earthing System, Earthing of solar plant, Calculation of earth resistance, Grounding System, Surge Protection, Lightning Protection
  • 7. Inverter - Micro, String, Central, Stand Alone, Grid Tie, Pure Sine Wave
  • 8. Measurement/metering of Electrical Power, Charge Controller - PWM, MPPT
  • 9. Mounting Structures - Roof mounted, Ground mounted, Mounting Material, Technical Specifications of mounting structure, Design Specifications, Wind Load Calculation of Mounting Structure, Foundation Selection
  • 10. Networking Cable, Synchronization for Two Power Sources
  • 11. PV Batteries, Battery capacity, Battery connection, Battery Charging Current and Battery Charging Time, Three Stage Battery Charging, Battery Selection and Sizing, What parameters MUST BE monitored? Battery Maintenance Tips, Battery Efficiency
  • 12. Softe copy of Home Task submitted by every student
8210
Unit: 2 SAP Site Assessments and Project Planing Click for Detail Syllabus / [Hide]
  • 1. PV System Site Assessment
  • 2. Solar PV Site Assessment Procedure - Preliminary Solar Site Assessment, Site Access Notes
  • 3. Shading Analysis for Photovoltaic Systems - Objective and Subjective Shade, Static and Dynamic Shade, Whole and Partial Shade
  • 4. Shade and Power: The Multiplier Effect, Damage to Solar Panels
  • 5. Determine true south, Site Analysis, Sun paths, SUN PATHS DIAGRAM, Altitude and azimuth, Site Evaluation
  • 6. Softe copy of Site Assessment Report submitted by every student
224
Unit: 3 SPSW Safety for PV System Workers Click for Detail Syllabus / [Hide]
  • 1. Occupational health
  • 2. Constitutional aspects of Employees' right to health, Occupational health Laws, Employees' State Insurance (ESI)
  • 3. PV Installation Safety, GENERAL SAFETY, Installation Safety, Personal Protective Equipments
  • 4. Safety Level, System Hazards and Recommendations, National Electric Code
  • 5. FirstAid Techniques During PV System Installation
  • Safety Color Coding Lebels and Tape, Marking Physical Hazards, color coding for DC circuits, IEC coding, Fire Extinguishers, Employee Health and Safety Education,
448
Unit: 3 IPS Installation of PV System Click for Detail Syllabus / [Hide]
  • 1. Before going to installation - Collect Drawing & Documents, Collect Personal Safety Equipments
  • 2. IS Code of practice
  • 3. Step by step Installation, Flow up Installation Process
    • Site Survey, Leveling of Site, Leveling & Grading, Site Preparation
    • Collect SLD for DC system, DC Cable Schedule
    • Marking for Mounting Structures
    • Drilling Holes for Foundations, Pier Foundations
    • Stub & Coping, Structure Erection
    • Structure & Module Alignment
    • Collect Module and Inverter Technical detail
    • Module & Inverter Installation
    • Cable Trench Layout, DC Cable Laying & Conduit Dressing
    • DC Cable Laying
    • DC Cable Termination (SMB Work), Technical Datasheet for Junction Boxes, connectors etc.
    • Cable Laying Work (Control Room)
    • Installing Weather Stations, Earthing, Lightening protection, surge protection etc.
    • Check: Tilt Angle
    • Control Room, Collect SLD for AC system, Main AC Distribution Board SLD, HT & LT Cable Sizing Calculations and cable schedule
    • Transmission Line - Transmission Line and Bus Bar Conductor
    • Earthing Calculations for inverter and control room, Lightning protection
    • Inverter Room Equipment Layout, HT and LT panel drawing, Battery and UPS datasheets, DBR for Transmission system, Technical Datasheet for Tariff Meter
    • SCADA Architecture Single Line Diagram, Communication Cable Schedule, CCTV Architecture
  • 4. Final Drawings & Documents, labelling
  • 5. Softe copy of System Installation Documents by every student
2810
Unit: 3 SIT System Inspection, Testing, Commissioning Click for Detail Syllabus / [Hide]
  • 1. SYSTEM INSPECTION
  • 2. TESTING - Mechanical completion, Electrical completion, Monitoring System
  • 3. Inspection Process
  • 4. Test Table -
    • Information about project
    • General Inspection
    • PV Module Mounting Structure & Civil Foundation
    • DC Junction Box or String Monitoring Box
    • Earthing & lightning arrestor
    • PV module
    • Inverter
    • AC Distribution Box
    • Cable identification & route inspection
    • Weather monitoring station and PV monitoring system
    • Cable insulation test
    • String fuse and String Open Circuit Voltage test
    • String DC Short circuit current test
    • Isolation device test
  • 5. Commissioning, COMMISSIONING PROCESS, COMMISSIONING TASKS
  • 6. PV COMMISSIONING TEST SHEETS -
    • Information about PV module
    • Information about PV array
    • Information about inverter
    • Inverter functional test
    • System acceptance test
    • RELIABILITY RUN TEST
    • Performance Ratio (PR) Test
  • 7. Handover & Documentation
  • 8. Softe copy of System Inspection, Testing, Commissioning report by every student
639
Unit: 3 SOM System Operation and Maintenance Click for Detail Syllabus / [Hide]
  • 1. Solar Power Plant Monitoring
  • 2. Scheduled maintenance
  • 3. Common unscheduled maintenance
  • 4. Module Cleaning, CLEANING METHOD
  • 5. Shadow Objects Removing, Spare parts and equipments required
  • 6. O&M Contract Types
  • 7. Remote Monitoring System
  • 8. Operations and maintenance Service table
  • 9. Softe copy of System Operation and Maintenance Report Documents
213
* per class 45 Munutes, Per day 8 class.

Knowledge & Skill from this training Program

Through this training session, you can understand your responsibilities at work area


Technical Job skill:

  1. Working process to generate solar power
  2. understanding of photovoltaic power systems
  3. Identify and list the components
  4. Electrical equipments handling & its function
  5. Mechanical equipments and its function
  6. Site survey and evaluation of various environmental parameters
  7. site condition effects on solar PV panel electrical outputs -
    • shadow effects
    • South Direction, azimuth angle, Sun path
    • mounting system, tracking system
    • System Test & Commissioning
  8. electrical cabling and connections fitted to solar PV panels
  9. Identify BoS components: inverter types, MPPTs, junction boxes, cables.
  10. identify different types of faults in the solar photovoltaic systems
  11. Site Operation and Maintenance Job
  12. Occupational health and safety process

Professional Skills:

You can able to:
  1. operate/use different tools used in installation work
  2. Fill report form, make documentation
  3. Communicate with supervisor and co ordinate with co workers
  4. work as a team member for achieving quality work/customer satisfaction
  5. Understand company's policies and needs

IST can provide skill training to do the job role as:

  1. Conducting on-site routine maintenance, service, trouble shooting and repair of commercial and residential photovoltaic equipment
  2. Identifies problems and develops corrective action plans
  3. Cleaning of solar panels, Tightening all electrical connections, Line Accessories
  4. Checking module interconnection, Junction boxes, Module mouting structure for loosening/arching
  5. Work directly with client personnel and, as directed, third-party vendors to support project component (trackers, inverters, balance of plant equipment) installation, commissioning, testing, troubleshooting, and maintenance
  6. Provide timely written review reports from field operation, status, and constructive feedback to supervisor as requested
  7. Communicate effectively with Client and third-party vendors and actively participate in meeting reviews to provide technical feedback of field operations
  8. Record and report all faults, deficiencies, and other unusual occurrences, as well as the time and materials expended on work orders. Responsible for all required repairs, maintenance, and monitoring of all warranty claims
  9. Ensures that all plant activities are carried out in compliance with regulations, laws, policies and procedures governing health, safety and environmental matters
  10. Submits plant reports including the daily and weekly production reports and provides necessary input for the Monthly Operations Reports

Course Fee:

Course Fee for Indian Students
Registration Fee: Rs.5,999/-
Training Fee : Rs. 13,999/-
Total Course Fee: Rs. 19,998/ including Service Tax & examination fee.
Pay Total Course Fee at the time of Registration/admission.

Course Fee for International Students
Registration Fee: $ 170 (US Dollar)
Training Fee : $ 410 (US Dollar)
Total Course Fee: $ 580 (US Dollar) including Service Tax & examination fee.
Pay Total Course Fee at the time of Registration/admission.

Institute of Solar Technology
"ENTREPRENEURSHIP DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTE"
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Global Advanced Training & Educational Trust
An Autonomous Institute Reg. under
NCT New Delhi, GOVT. OF INDIA
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Trainer Team

Mr. Sanjib Roy
Solar Panel Installation Technician Trainer - Awardee by ESSI, NSDC, Govt of India
Place of Posting: IST Howrah
Mr. Utpal Dattal
B.E (Electrical), Ex. HOD, Electrical Engg in Rajenrdranath Polytechnic, Durgapur
Place of Posting: IST Howrah
 
Mr. Tanay Sarker
PGDRE, B. Tech, Suryamitra, Solar PV Installer Trainer - Awardee by SCGJ, NSDC, Govt of India
Place of Posting: IST Howrah
Mr. Ranveer Yadav
B.E (Electrical), M.Sc Renewable Energy (Pursuing), Suryamitra, Solar PV Installer Trainer - Awardee by SCGJ, NSDC, Govt of India,
Place of Posting: IST Lucknow
 
Mr. Amit Kumar
Ex. Assistant Prof(NIT-Srinagar), M. Tech EE, Suryamitra, Solar PV Installer Trainer - Awardee by SCGJ, NSDC, Govt of India
Place of Posting: IST Lucknow
Mr. Mohit Ajmira
B.E (Electrical),


Place of Posting: IST Mumbai
 
 

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Akhilesh Nandan
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TellS Industries

Bindesh Kumar Tiwari
MIG-87, E- Sector, Ayodhya Nagar, Bhopal
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Trained by: IST Mumbai
 
 

IST Job Placement

Mr. Rahul Kumar Singh
Working at N. K. Electricals
Plant Capacity: 40MW
Location: Bellary, Karnataka
Trained by: IST Lucknow Branch
Mr. Tanu Saxena
Working at N. K. Electricals
Plant Capacity: 1050MW
Location: Kurnool, A.P.
Trained by: IST Lucknow Branch
 

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