Syllabus of Solar Power Plant Design Course

AEDEI: Syllabus of Solar Power Plant

Chapter 1 - Solar Radiation

  1. Irradiation and PeakSun Hours
  2. Solar Radiation Data
  3. Sunpath Diagram
  4. Defining the Position of the Sun
  5. Solar Altitude
  6. Geometric Effects
  7. Tilting Solar Modules
  8. Magnetic North & True North

Chapter - 2 Connection of PV Module(Series and Parallel Circuit)

  1. SeriesCircuits
  2. Parallel Circuits
  3. Combining Series & Parallel Circuits
  4. Understanding Cell Connection
  5. Array

Chapter- 3 PV Cells Selection and Sizing

  1. Introduction
  2. Characteristics of a Solar Cell
  3. Power Characteristics of a Solar Cell
  4. Fill factor and Equivalent Solar cell Circuit
  5. STC and NOCT
  6. Factors Which Affect the Performance of Solar Cells
  7. Types of Solar Cells
  8. Manufacture of Silicon Solar Cells
  9. Commercial Modules v ElectricaI Protection
  10. Module Realibility

Chapter 4 - Inverters Selection and Sizing(Grid Connection and Off Grid)

  1. Purpose of inverters
  2. Grid-Connected Inverters vs. Stand-Alone Inverters
  3. Types of Grid-Connected inverters: Introduction
  4. Isolated Inverters
  5. Types of Inverters - PV to Inverter Interface
  6. Inverter Protection Systems
  7. Power Quality
  8. Monitoring
  9. Inverter Products For Use In India

Chapter 5 - Module Mounting Systems

  1. Introduction
  2. Calculating the Wind Loading of the Solar Array
  3. Roof Mounted Systems
  4. Systems
  5. PV Array Row Spacing
  6. Ground Mounted Systems

Chapter 6 -Solar Power Plant Balance of System

  1. Introduction
  2. Cabling
  3. Array String Protection and Disconnect Switches
  4. Lightning Protection
  5. Array Junction Box
  6. PVMain Disconnection Devices
  7. Metering
  8. System Monitoring: Local and/or Web Based Display

Chapter 7 - Energy Efficiency and Calculation

  1. Introduction
  2. Energy Efficiency Measures
  3. Overview of Passive Solar Design Principles

Chapter 8 -Solar power Plant Site Survey & Assessment

  1. Introduction
  2. Undertaking a Site Assessment
  3. Choosing a PV Module
  4. Choosing an Inverter
  5. Choosing a Mounting System Type
  6. Determining the Maximum Number of Modules That Can Fit on a Roof

Chapter 9- Matching Array and Inverter Sizing

  1. Matching The PV Array ToThe Voltage Specifications of An Inverter
  2. Matching the PVArray to the Inverter's Current Rating
  3. Matching the PVArray to the Inverter's Power Rating
  4. Summary of Calculations for Matching Array and Inverter

Chapter 10 -Solar Power Plant System Protection

  1. Determining the Protection Equipment and Switching
  2. PV Array Maximum Voltage
  3. Circuit Protection: Over-Current
  4. Disconnection Devices
  5. System Earthing
  6. Connecting the System to the Grid

Chapter 11 - System Losses of Solar Power Plant

  1. Determining the Size of the DC and AC Cables
  2. Losses in a Grid-Connected PV System

Chapter 12 - Solar Power System Yield Performance(Energy Guarantee)

  1. What Determines the Energy of a System
  2. Calculating the Energy Yield for a PV Grid-Connected System
  3. Specific Yield
  4. Performance Ratio
  5. CUF Calculation

Chapter 13 - Plant Installation And Commissioning

  1. IEC Standards
  2. Equipment Selection-Warranties
  3. Installation Preparation
  4. Equipment Installation
  5. Monitoring Equipment
  6. Commissioning
  7. System Documentation
  8. System Installation & Pre-Commissioning Checklist
  9. Commissioning Test Sheets

Chapter 14 - Maintenance And Troubleshooting

  1. System Maintenance
  2. Troubleshooting

Chapter 15 -Megawatt Solar Plant System

  1. Introduction
  2. Preliminary Planning
  3. Designing a Large PV Grid Connect System
  4. What Array/Inverter Configuration Should Be Selected?
  5. Monitoring

Chapter 16 - Costing and Tendering Of Solar Power Plant

  1. Introduction
  2. Simple Payback
  3. Life Cycle Costing
  4. Determining Costs Associated with the Whole PV System
  5. Valuing a PV System

Chapter 17 - Smart Grid/Net Metering

  1. Smart Grid
  2. Smart Meters
  3. PVsyst, meteonorm, Google sketchup
  • Ref. Std. IEC IEC 60068-2 (1,2,14,30),IEC
    61683,IEC 60227,IEC 60502 IEC 60947 part I,II, III ,IEC 61215