PHOTOVOLTAIC ENERGY COURSE

Intended for technicians and engineers who are developing or are going to develop their work in the photovoltaic energy field, this is a general course which describes each of the elements that form a solar garden or installations isolated from the network.

The course surveys the different elements which form a photovoltaic installation, the relationships between the different equipment and systems, their functioning modes and some basic maintenance ideas.

This course is also survey for managers and executives devoted to the management of energetic projects which require domination of technology, of the principal aspects that determinate them and of terminology. 


 In company course:

This course can be done at any time in the client’s installations. Enquire about conditions and prices calling at +34 91 126 37 66 or sending an email at Esta dirección de correo electrónico está siendo protegida contra los robots de spam. Necesita tener JavaScript habilitado para poder verlo.

ONLINE course:

No available

Forthcoming call for attendance-based course: 

Pending of scheduling

 

  

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Eligible course costs by FUNDAE http://empresas.fundae.es/


COURSE INFORMATION 

Type of course: On-site course, based in a presentation in PowerPoint.

Duration: 16 hours

Course level: No previous knowledge needed. 

Material: Colour book 17 x 24, rustic binding + workbook with test of the exercises + supporting material

Practices: Not intended

Course director: Alex Lupión Romero y Beatrice Scola. Both engineers, they have worked in the design, building and O&M of connected and isolated solar gardens in different countries.


COURSE CONTENT

SOLAR RADIATION: BASIC PRINCIPLES 

  • Geometry of the sun’s movement
  • Radiation spectrum
  • Direct, global and diffuse radiation
  • Irradiation and Irradiance
  • Calculating shadows
  • Tools for measure solar radiation
  • Radiation maps in Spain
  • Radiation around the world
  • Present and future of photovoltaic solar energy

CONVERSION OF SOLAR RADIATION IN ELECTRICAL ENERGY

  • Photovoltaic Effect
  • Photovoltaic Cells
  • Manufacture of Photovoltaic Cells
  • Photovoltaic Modules
  • The effect of temperature
  • Characteristic curves

COMPONENTS OF A PHOTOVOLTAIC SOLAR SYSTEM 

  • The photovoltaic module: types of modules
  • Fixed structure
  • Advantages and disadvantages of fixed structure vs. mobile structure
  • Solar tracker with one axis
  • Solar tracker with two axis
  • Power Accumulators
  • Load regulators
  • Investors
  • High voltage system: transformers, switching elements and line
  • Control, measurement and protection system

ON-ROOF INSTALLATION 

  • Aspects to take into account in the choice of cover
  • Structure required

MAINTENANCE OF A SOLAR GARDEN

  • Plaque cleaning: frequency, type of water and pressure
  • Electrical maintenance
  • Phytosanitary treatments
  • Personnel and means for the maintenance of a solar garden
  • Reckon of maintenance expenses

APPLICATIONS OF PHOTOVOLTAIC SOLAR ENERGY 

  • Isolated network systems
  • Network-connected systems

 THE CHOICE OF SITE

  • Assessment of solar resource
  • Production model: simulation
  • Other considerations in the choice of site

THE PHOTOVOLTAIC PROJECT: PERMITS AND LICENSES

THE CONSTRUCTION OF A SOLAR GARDEN

  • Stages of construction
  • Duration of construction
  • Construction costs
  • Common Problems during Construction 

THE PHOTOVOLTAIC BUSINESS 

  • Regulatory framework
  • Feasibility study: income and costs
  • Current returns
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