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Solar PV and PV power plants - 2 day deep dive course

Solar PV power plant - advanced course

A two day training course covering the technical aspects, industry standards, operational issues and more of solar PV and PV power plants.

In this two day course you get introduced to and take a deep dive into the technical aspects of solar PV, product quality decisions, operational issues, solar resource, energy modelling and more. Besides the technology aspects, the course provides practical exercises and an insight into trends and recent developments.  

Course outline:

DAY 1

  • Introduction to the PV market
    - market trends
    - prices
  • PV Technology
    - bifacial PV modules
    - inverters
    - foundations
    - substructures
    - trackers
  • Designing PV power plants
    - site aspects
    - design aspects
    - system setup
  • Solar resource, energy yield and uncertainty
    - solar resource overview
    - energy modelling overview
    - uncertainty considerations
    - optimization considerations
DAY 2
  • Product quality decisions
    - industry standards
    - bankable technology review
    - product testing
  • Operational aspects 
    - O&M
    - module issues
    - BoS issues
    - performance analysis - performance ratio and other metrics
    - degradation
    - maintenance reserve accounts
  • Contracts
    - construction contract structure
    - turnkey EPC contract
    - O&M contract
  • Trends and recent developments
    - floating PV
  • Serious gaming
    - PV design test and exercise
For this training course it is recommended that participants have some experience with PV projects. If you are looking for a one-day training course, we recommend that you attend the introductory course

Who should attend?

This course is designed for professionals and organisations striving to obtain a more in-depth knowledge about solar PV and the development of PV power plants. The typical audience includes project developers and owners, financial institutions, utilities, governmental organisations.

In this two day course you get introduced to and take a deep dive into the technical aspects of solar PV, product quality decisions, operational issues, solar resource, energy modelling and more. Besides the technology aspects, the course provides practical exercises and an insight into trends and recent developments.  

Course outline:

DAY 1

  • Introduction to the PV market
    - market trends
    - prices
  • PV Technology
    - bifacial PV modules
    - inverters
    - foundations
    - substructures
    - trackers
  • Designing PV power plants
    - site aspects
    - design aspects
    - system setup
  • Solar resource, energy yield and uncertainty
    - solar resource overview
    - energy modelling overview
    - uncertainty considerations
    - optimization considerations
DAY 2
  • Product quality decisions
    - industry standards
    - bankable technology review
    - product testing
  • Operational aspects 
    - O&M
    - module issues
    - BoS issues
    - performance analysis - performance ratio and other metrics
    - degradation
    - maintenance reserve accounts
  • Contracts
    - construction contract structure
    - turnkey EPC contract
    - O&M contract
  • Trends and recent developments
    - floating PV
  • Serious gaming
    - PV design test and exercise
For this training course it is recommended that participants have some experience with PV projects. If you are looking for a one-day training course, we recommend that you attend the introductory course

Who should attend?

This course is designed for professionals and organisations striving to obtain a more in-depth knowledge about solar PV and the development of PV power plants. The typical audience includes project developers and owners, financial institutions, utilities, governmental organisations.

Course planning

Date Location Language Fee Register
Date
March 30 & 31, 2020
Location
Arnhem, the Netherlands
Language
English
Fee
EUR 1550 
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