Classroom Dates
18 - 22 Dec 2023 London $5,950
09 - 13 Sep 2024 Dubai $5,950
16 - 20 Dec 2024 London $5,950

The transition to renewable energy is a vital process in the modern world. With events around the world contributing to high energy prices and organizations wishing to be more energy conscious and environmentally friendly, understanding Renewable energy systems is now of the upmost importance.

The Solar Energy: Integration of Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Systems and Microgrids training course has been developed to assist the average technician, engineer or manager to understand the planning, design, installation, maintenance, analysis, integration and condition monitoring of Solar PV systems.

This Energy Training Centre training course will highlight:

  • Standards and best practices used for Solar PV technologies
  • Solar PV systems
  • EESS (battery storage) design and integration
  • Solar PV and EESS performance estimates
  • Design, installation, inspection and maintenance of solar PV systems

By the end of this Solar Energy: Integration of Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Systems and Microgrids training course, participants will learn to:

  • Produce detailed designs of Solar PV and EESS (Battery Storage) systems
  • Describe and produce in detail performance estimates of Solar PV and EESS
  • Analyze system performance and potential system issues
  • Discuss in detail the installation and maintenance requirements of Solar PV systems
  • Be able to apply Best practice techniques and regulatory requirements to Solar PV systems

Each training course participant will receive a copy of the comprehensive course notes. The presenter will outline and discuss the topics using presentations, questions and answers and short films. The training course is designed to have an interactive format to maximize delegate participation. Questions and answers are encouraged throughout and at the daily sessions. Case studies and examples will be discussed in the daily sessions. This gives participants the opportunity to discuss with other delegates and the presenter their specific problems and appropriate solutions. Only minimum note taking is encouraged to ensure maximum delegate attention during the training course.

Organisations who send participants toward this training course shall benefit by having:

  • Delegates conversant with Solar PV technology and EESS (Battery Storage) technology
  • Delegates with developed skills to identify the different components which make up a Solar PV system
  • Delegates that are able to analyse Solar PV and Battery Storage performance estimates
  • Delegates that are able to understand how to integrate Renewable technology into their own HVDC power grids
  • Delegates that have detailed knowledge of regulatory requirements and industry standards

By attending this training course, you will be able to:

  • Gain new skills and knowledge on Solar PV systems
  • Refresh their knowledge on DC and AC transmission systems
  • Ask questions and focus on particular issues which they have encountered with their own Renewable Technology systems
  • Advance onto further advanced training with regards to Renewable technology such as ASHP, GSHP and CHP
  • Have detailed knowledge of current technological advancements in Solar PV systems
  • Use techniques to demonstrate energy efficiency measures and also demonstrate cost savings with the techniques learnt

This Solar Energy: Integration of Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Systems and Microgrids training course is suitable to a wide range of professionals but will greatly benefit: 

  • Electrical engineers
  • Electrical Technicians
  • Business unit managers with an electrical or renewables focus
  • Engineers of a discipline wishing to improve Solar PV knowledge
  • Renewable technology engineers

Day One: Overview of Solar PV Systems, Components and Architectures 

  • Solar PV modules
  • The IC curves
  • Pitch and orientation
  • DC system electrical design
  • Overcurrent protection
  • System integration 

Day Two: Inverters, AC Systems, Network Connections and DNO approval 

  • Protection against lightning and over voltage
  • Inverters
  • AC system requirements
  • Earthing and bonding
  • RCD protection
  • Network connection and DNO approval 

Day Three: High Voltage, Civil Design, Installation and Health & Safety 

  • High voltage systems
  • Mechanical and civil design
  • System monitoring and performance
  • Installation process
  • Health & safety for solar PV systems
  • Solar PV system commissioning

Day Four: Commissioning, Labelling, Handover, Maintenance and Battery Systems 

  • System labelling and identification
  • Handover and documentation
  • Operation and maintenance
  • Regulations, standards and Best practice
  • Introduction to battery systems
  • EESS components and architecture
  • Types of storage device

Day Five: Battery Systems, Safety, Specifications, Design and Documentation 

  • Battery storage components
  • EESS operating states
  • Optimization and self-consumption
  • Design of EESS
  • Installation and handover