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MISC 190 - Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Systems and Applications

Code Start Date Duration Venue
MISC 190 30 October 2023 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
MISC 190 25 December 2023 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
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Course Description

The course presents the fundamental principles behind the workings of a solar photovoltaic (PV) system, the use of different components in a system, the methodology of sizing these components and how these can be applied to different PV systems. It includes detailed technical information and a basic step-by-step methodology for the design and sizing of off-grid solar PV systems. In addition, the course will include basic idea about the safety, operation, and maintenance of PV systems.

Course Objectives

  • Learning about the basics of PV technology
  • Familiarizing with performance aspects of PV modules
  • Gaining an overview of the different types of PV system configurations
  • Understanding the importance of having balanced systems
  • Designing and sizing of PV systems
  • Understanding the PV system safety
  • Gaining an idea  about the installation and  maintenance of PV system

Who Should Attend?

  • Technicians
  • Engineers
  • Project Managers
  • Consultants 

Course Details/Schedule

Day 1

  • Solar cell fundamentals 
  • Principle of solar energy conversion,
  • Photovoltaic effect
  • Semiconductor properties
  • Energy levels
  • Basic equations
  • Solar cell structure
  • Parameters of the solar cell

Day 2

  • PV module performance 
  • Solar PV modules &  arrays
  • I-V & P-V characteristics
  • Maximum power point
  • Series parallel  combination
  • Cell efficiency
  • Fill factor
  • Role of bypass  &  blocking diode
  • Factors affecting the output of a  solar cell

Day 3

  • Design and sizing of solar PV systems 
  • Design Constraints
  • Design and Sizing Principles
  • System Sizing for Grid-Connected Systems
  • Sizing for Grid Tie Solar System
  • Sizing Your Standalone Systems
  • System Sizing

Day 4

  • Photovoltaic system safety 
  • Health and Safety Impacts of Solar Photovoltaics
  • System hazards and related recommendations
  • The Safe PV Systems
  • Possible injuries and elaborates  
  • Working safely with PV systems
  • Relevant safety codes

Day 5

  • Photovoltaic system installations and maintenance 
  • Mounting the solar PV module
  • Connections to the solar PV module
  • Operation and maintenance
  • Precautions and Preventive Steps