Classroom Dates
16 - 20 Oct 2023 London $5,950
17 - 21 Jun 2024 London $5,950
14 - 18 Oct 2024 London $5,950

This Solar Energy: Fundamentals and Its Role in Clean Energy Transition training course introduces you to the solar technology concepts, photovoltaic (PV) semiconducting materials, PV characteristics, solar energy conversion, and design considerations of solar energy systems. This training course will cover the basic concepts as well as the professional level for engineering solar energy systems design and their interconnection to the power grids.

Solar energy plays a critical role in the transition to a carbon-free economy and a sustainable future. The role of solar energy in the energy transition and sustainability solutions of solar energy, including green Hydrogen, are discussed.

By the end of this Energy Training Centre training course, participants will learn:

  • Learn the fundamentals of solar energy systems
  • Understand different solar energy technologies and their applications
  • Determine the appropriate solar PV system’s components and energy storage
  • Learn the correct design principles and grid integration of PV systems
  • Performance evaluation and techno-economic analysis of solar energy systems
  • Identify solar sustainability solutions for clean energy transition

Participants to this Solar Energy: Fundamentals and Its Role in Clean Energy Transition training course will receive a thorough training on the subjects covered by the training course outline with the instructor utilising a variety of proven adult learning teaching and facilitation techniques. Training course methodology includes interactive sessions with power point presentation including slides, case studies, videos, group discussions and recognized solar energy references.

  • Stay current with the emerging solar energy technologies
  • Improve energy efficiency and reliability of power systems
  • Facilitate the green and digital transformation of the energy and utility industries
  • Reducing carbon footprint and integrating solar energy systems
  • Exposure to the best practices of solar sustainability solutions and clean energy transition
  • Advance your career in solar energy engineering
  • Learn from academic and energy industry experts
  • Gain Knowledge of solar technologies and their applications
  • Gain necessary skills to assess the performance of solar energy systems
  • Global learning experience and great networking opportunities

This Solar Energy: Fundamentals and Its Role in Clean Energy Transition training course is suitable to a wide range of professionals but will greatly benefit: 

  • Engineers and supervisors of solar energy projects
  • Professionals with environmental responsibilities
  • Sustainability and energy transition professionals
  • Utility industry professionals
  • Managers and heads of departments in the energy sector

Day One: Overview of Solar Energy Systems

  • Introduction
  • The fundamentals of solar PV energy
  • Solar energy technologies
  • Solar thermal energy
  • The Photovoltaic (PV) effect
  • PV Module Types
  • PV module efficiency and characteristics 

Day Two: Components and Functions of PV Systems

  • The impact of shading on PV systems
  • Connections of solar panels
  • Solar PV system’s components and functions
  • DC/DC maximum power point tracking
  • Solar DC/AC inverters
  • DC, AC wiring and junction boxes
  • Solar generation meter

Day Three: Solar Energy Applications

  • Comparison of solar technologies and their applications
  • Building-Integrated Photovoltaics (BIPV)
  • Off-grid solar PV systems
  • Hybrid solar PV systems
  • Solar storage systems
  • Grid-tied solar PV systems
  • Interconnection standards and regulations

Day Four: Design and Installation of PV Systems

  • Design and integration of grid-connected systems
  • Sizing of solar PV systems
  • Siting of solar PV systems
  • Installation and commissioning arrangements
  • Safety and protection considerations
  • Monitoring and performance evaluation of PV systems

Day Five: Solar Role in the Energy Transition

  • Decarbonisation and green energy transition
  • Sustainability solutions and green hydrogen
  • Benefits and challenges of PV distributed energy
  • Techno-economic analysis of solar systems
  • Future trends in solar energy technologies