Photovoltaic (PV) and Energy Storage for Engineers

An Interactive 5 - Day Training Course

Photovoltaic (PV) and Energy Storage for Engineers

Capturing and Bottling Sunshine

Classroom Dates
02 - 06 Sep 2024
17 - 21 Feb 2025
31 Mar - 04 Apr 2025
Online Dates
02 - 06 Sep 2024

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.

By the end of this 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)

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.

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

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

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 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

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

We offer two main training formats to cater to different preferences and needs: 

  • Classroom Training Delivery – Our traditional classroom-based training courses provide a face-to-face learning experience with subject matter experts. You’ll benefit form in-person interactions, hands-on exercises, and a structured classroom environment.
  • Online Training Delivery – We also offer convenient live/online training courses that you can access from anywhere with a stable internet connection. These courses provided flexibility and allow you to learn anywhere, making them suitable for busy schedules or remote learning.

The Energy Training Centre Certificate of Completion with corresponding learning hours who has successfully completed the training course.

Yes, we provide assistance by issuing a Letter of Invitation stating that you are confirmed to attend our training.

We value transparency and are happy to provide our instructor’s profiles upon request. If you would like to learn more about our instructor’s’ qualifications, expertise, and experiences, please email us at

Yes, we do. We provide tailored training courses designed to meet the specific requirement of larger group of individuals. These customized training courses can be conducted both classroom and online formats, allowing you the flexibility to choose you preferred dates and duration.

Please contact us at to discuss your group’s training needs, and we’ll work with you to create a personalized training course that aligns with your objectives.

We have multiple international training venues. You may find this through our website link: 

Our training courses are held at our partnered hotels within the city included within our training

Yes, here are the following options we can offer to assist you:

  • Corporate Discount – We can extend our corporate discount to participants staying at the same hotel, if we have any. Please enquire about the availability of this discount when you register for the training course.
  • Nearby Hotel Suggestions – If you prefer other accommodations, we can provide a list of nearby hotels to suit your needs and budget.

Feel free to go through hotel booking platforms on the internet to find the most cost-effective for you.

No, we do not provide job placement services after the training course. However, we are confident that our training course equips you with the necessary tools and knowledge to enhance you career prospects and promote career growth. Our training course are designed to empower you with valuable skills and expertise to excel in your chosen field.

  • Tuition fee for a 5-day training course
  • Provision of a world-class subject matter expert to deliver this training
  • Meeting at a hotel venue corresponding to your chosen session
  • Welcome food and drinks, AM / PM snack, and Lunch
  • Digital course materials (e-Tablet)
  • Course completion certificates
  • Designing and administration of Pre-& Post Course Assessments
  • Preparation of participant’s Performance and Appraisal Report, if required
  • Issuance of Letter of Invitation for delegates needed visa processing, if required
  • Tuition fee for a 5-day online training course
  • Provision of a world-class subject matter expert to deliver this training through live/virtual delivery
  • An electronic copy of the training manual and relevant hand-outs
  • Issuance of The Energy Training Centre e-Certificate of Completion
  • Administration of Pre-& Post Workshop Assessments
  • Link access of online platform acceptable to both parties

Certainly, we do provide corporate rates tailored for organizations seeking to enrol multiple employees in our training programs. To facilitate this, we encourage you to make a formal request via email addressed to We’ll be delighted to discuss and offer a suitable arrangement for your corporate needs.

Yes, special discounts are available upon request if you have more than one registrant for a course. For further information please email us at

We offer two convenient payment options:

  • Bank Transfer – You can make payment via bank transfer. Once your registration is confirmed, you will receive an invoice with the banking details for the transfer. We would require you to supply a swift copy for us to confirm receipt of funds.
  • Payment Link – Alternatively, we provide a secure payment link that you can use to complete your payment after your registration has been confirmed.

Upon receipt of your registration details sent via email at, we will send you the following by e-mail within 24-48 hours of registration.

  • Joining Instructions
  • Invoice/receipt (where appropriate)

 If you register online, you will receive an e-mail on the same day confirming your registration.

There are two convenient options to register for a training course:

  • Online Registration Form – Register for your desired training course by completing the online registration form available on our website. Simple click on the registration button or select your preferred dates and provide the requested information.
  • Email Registration – You can email us your intention to register at Our team will guide you through the registration process and provide assistance you may need.

Yes, we do allow registration transfers in the event that you are unable to attend the training course. To initiate a transfer, please send us an official email requesting the change. We’ll guide you through the transfer process and ensure a smooth transition of your registration to another eligible participant.

Our training course sessions are scheduled and posted on our website for your convenience. However, we understand that there may be specific requirement for your group. If you have a preferred venue and specific training dates in mind, please feel free to propose them to us by clicking on the button “Propose you preferred location & date” of your preferred training course.

Our course timings slightly vary between the cities we offer our training courses. Please let us know of your preferred course and session (dates/venue) through email at Alternatively, you may call/WhatsApp us at +971 50 746 0956.

We understand that time zones may be different between our Senior Consultants and our delegates. Our standard online course timings (11:00 AM to 4:00 PM, GMT+4 – Dubai, UAE) may be adjusted upon confirming the programme. Our team shall communicate between the confirmed registered delegates and suggested a suitable course timing for all.

Our standard course duration for our classroom programmes is 6 hours per day while our online session is 5 hours per day.

Our training programmes are designed to be concise yet comprehensive, focusing on professional development. The duration varies based on the specific course content and objectives – we normally offer programmes between 5 – 10 days. However, our emphasis lies in delivering interactive and engaging sessions that prioritize depth of learning within a condensed timeframe. This approach ensures participants acquire substantial knowledge and skills efficiently.

We have been assessed by TUV Rheinland Middle East FZE and comply with Quality Management System standards – ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 29993:2017, ensuring a commitment to quality and excellence in our operations and services.

Our training courses span across diverse industries, encompassing sectors such as but not limited to:

  • Power & Utilities
  • Oil & Gas
  • Financial Institutions
  • Government and Regulatory bodies
  • Manufacturing & Production Industry

Our commitment lies in continuously refining and expanding our training course offerings to align with evolving industry landscapes. We encourage individuals to explore our website or engage with our dedicated support team for the latest information on available courses, ensuring access to the most pertinent and current educational resources.

Yes, Energy Training Centre is an ILM Recognised Provider (ID# 002398B), authorized to register learners and offer training courses recognized by ILM. Participants seeking ILM Recognised Certification would need to complete an assessment post the ILM Recognised courses. ILM is a renowned provider of leadership and management qualifications, part of the City and Guilds Group. Additionally, our company is a CPD Certified Training Company, ensuring our commitment to continuous professional development standards.