Introduction

This ETC training course covers photovoltaic (PV) systems, energy storage systems (ESS), and the interactions between these systems and the grid, along with microgrids and off-grid systems. Photovoltaic (PV) and storage are a match made in heaven. Photovoltaic (PV) and lithium batteries have gone down in price tenfold in the last decade, making these systems in a position to further down in price. In combination, it is imminent that these systems will take over the grid in the next ten (10) years.

Fossil fuels have a limited supply and the easier to reach sources are taken out of the ground, first making a trend for higher prices in the long term. Photovoltaic (PV) and energy storage systems (ESS) are made of materials that are not rare in most cases. As mass-production increases, prices drop faster than expected, as history shows. Energy Storage Systems (ESS) prices are also dropping because of the huge demand for batteries from the electric vehicle industry.

This will include PV systems, energy storage systems, grid connections, inverters, charge controllers, microgrids, batteries, site analysis, solar radiation, solar resource, and much more. Taking this training course will keep you informed about the latest trends in technology.

This ETC training course will highlight:

  • Photovoltaic (PV) and Energy Storage Markets and Applications
  • Solar Energy Fundamentals and Technology
  • Energy Storage Design and Fundamentals
  • Connecting Photovoltaic (PV) and Storage Together for a Perfect Grid
  • Photovoltaic (PV) and Energy Storage Systems (ESS) Operation & Maintenance, Design, and Engineering

Objectives

By the end of this ETC training course, the participants will be able to:

  • Intelligently Discuss Photovoltaic (PV) and Energy Storage Systems (ESS) Applications
  • Understand Photovoltaic (PV) and Energy Storage Systems (ESS) Markets
  • Forecast Advances in Photovoltaic (PV) and Energy Storage Systems (ESS) Technology
  • Explain Benefits of Different Photovoltaic (PV) and Energy Storage Systems (ESS) Applications
  • Determine Correct Applications of coupling Photovoltaic (PV) and Energy Storage Systems (ESS)

Training Methodology

The participants of this training course will receive thorough live, in-person classroom training on the subjects covered by the course outline with the instructor utilizing a variety of proven adult learning teaching and facilitation techniques. This will include presentations, live feedback and interactions, quizzes, and group discussion.

Organisational Impact

A successful organization will have employees that more efficiently spend their time performing tasks that are more relevant to the company’s goals after completing this course.

The organization will benefit from this training course through:

  • Having colleagues collaborate using up-to-date Photovoltaic (PV) and Energy Storage Systems (ESS) information
  • Being relevant by knowing the latest in this fast-growing market
  • Providing customers with the best Photovoltaic (PV) and Energy Storage Systems (ESS) information
  • Prevent costly losses by choosing the correct equipment for the right Photovoltaic (PV) and Energy Storage Systems (ESS) application
  • Having employees collaborate using correct Photovoltaic (PV) and Energy Storage Systems (ESS) terminology
  • Addressing Photovoltaic (PV) and Energy Storage Systems (ESS) technology in a relevant matter

Personal Impact

Upon completion of this ETC training course, the participants will:

  • Gain valuable skills
  • Gain confidence when working with Photovoltaic (PV) and Energy Storage Systems (ESS)
  • Explain how Photovoltaic (PV) and Energy Storage Systems (ESS) can be connected to the grid
  • Better understand interactions between Photovoltaic (PV), Energy Storage Systems (ESS) and the grid
  • Determine the flow of energy throughout a Photovoltaic (PV) system coupled with an Energy Storage Systems (ESS) and the grid

Who Should Attend?

This training course is designed for energy professionals, engineers or those with a background in aspects of designing PV and energy storage systems. Many power professionals can benefit from quickly adding solar and storage to their repertoire of skills.

This ETC training course is suitable for a wide range of professionals but will greatly benefit:

  • Energy and Power Professionals
  • Electricians and Utility Engineers in the Electric and Power Plant Company
  • Mechanical Engineers and Electrical Engineers in the Energy and Power Industry

The Course Outline

Day One: Markets and Applications

  • Common types of Photovoltaic (PV) System Applications
  • Key contributions to the development of technology
  • Grid-connected Photovoltaic (PV)
  • Grid-connected Photovoltaic (PV) with Batteries
  • Stand-alone Systems
  • Microgrids with Photovoltaic (PV)

Day Two: Photovoltaic (PV) Electricity Basics and Safety Basics

  • Solar Power vs. Solar Energy
  • Multimeters: Measuring Photovoltaic (PV) Voltage, Current, and Resistance
  • Maximum power point tracking and IV (current/voltage) curves
  • Generation, Transmission, and Distribution
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and Fall Protection
  • Shock Prevention

Day Three: Solar Energy Fundamentals and Photovoltaic (PV) Module Fundamentals

  • Irradiance, Irradiation, Insolation, Peak Sun Hours and AC Energy
  • Sun paths, Solar Time, and Latitudes
  • Shading and Inter-row Spacing
  • Global, Diffuse, Direct, Albedo Solar Radiation, Pyranometers, and Pyrheliometers
  • Photovoltaic (PV) Cells, Modules, Panels, and Arrays
  • Silicon and Thin Film Technologies

Day Four: System Components and Photovoltaic (PV) System Sizing

  • Inverters, Islanding, and Anti-islanding
  • Optimizers (DC-to-DC converters)
  • Balance of Systems
  • String Sizing (Temperature Voltage Calculations)
  • Calculating Annual Energy Production
  • Sizing Grid-connected and Battery Photovoltaic (PV) systems

Day Five: Electrical and Mechanical Design, and Operations & Maintenance

  • Photovoltaic (PV) System Single and Three-line Diagrams
  • Photovoltaic (PV) to Inverter Ratios, Clipping, and Batteries
  • Racking Systems without and with Tracking
  • Piles, Earth Screws, Ballasts and Roofing Attachments
  • Cleaning Photovoltaic (PV) Systems in Different Climates
  • Operations & Maintenance Best Practices including IV Curve Tracing and Monitoring

The Certification

Certificate of Completion will be provided to the participants who attend and complete the training course.

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