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Course Overview

This course aims to equip participants with knowledge and skills in operation, monitoring and maintenance of grid-connected solar photovoltaic(PV) systems. The topics include types of solar PV technologies, design and characterization of solar PV systems, relevant code of practice and electrical requirements as well as integration of battery energy storage. In addition, setting up of data acquisition for monitoring energy performance indicators(ENPIs) and function of the balance of system(BOS) will also be covered in detail.

Application/Entry Requirement

Participants should have relevant working experiences in maintenance of electrical facilities and services in buildings

Who Should Attend

Engineers, associate engineers, estate management officers handling solar photovoltaic and energy storage projects

What You'll Learn

Day 1 

Date/Time Duration Topic/Topic Synopsis
9am - 10am             1 hour              

Overview of solar PV technologies

  • Introduction to different commercial solar PV technologies
  • Manufacturing of solar cells and PV panels – silicon wafer and thin film
  • Practical session: Solar PV behavior and characteristics.
  • Determination of the solar PV IV curve
  • Determination of Voc, Isc, Vmpp and Impp
  • Solar PV thermal characteristics and calculation
10am - 12pm 2 hours
12pm - 1pm 1 hour Lunch Break
 1pm - 2.30pm 1.5 hours 

Design and configuration of solar PV systems

  • Configuration and interconnection of standalone and grid-connected solar PV system
  • Code of practice and main considerations in design and installation of commercial solar PV systems in Singapore.
  • Site evaluation for best insolation for solar PV modules

Practical session: Measurement and verification of a solar PV module’s key parameters and specifications

Performance monitoring and evaluation of solar PV systems

  • Energy Performance Indicators(ENPIs) of solar PV systems
  • Weekly, monthly and annual reporting of solar PV systems
  • Introduction to solar PV system analysis
    1. Determination of system yield parameters
    2. Estimation of annual system yield

Practical session: Yield analysis through grid-connected SMA inverter’s data acquisition portal

Written Assessment(Open Book)

 

Day 2

Date/Time Duration Topic/Topic Synopsis
9am - 10am             1 hour              

Electrical requirements of grid-connected solar PV systems

  • Major component of a solar PV system and its balance of system(BOS)
  • Electrical requirements(CP5) for solar PV installations
  • Earthing methods for solar PV systems
  • Lightning and design of solar PV systems

Safety Measures in solar PV operation

  • Hazards related to PV installations and site conditions
  • Safety precautions for working with a solar PV array
  • Warning notices in compliance with Code of Practice.

Shutdown and start up procedures for grid-connected and standalone solar PV systems

10am - 12pm 2 hours
12pm - 1pm 1 hour Lunch Break
 1pm - 2pm 1 hour

Design and configuration of solar PV systems

  • Configuration and interconnection of standalone and grid-connected solar PV system
  • Code of practice and main considerations in design and installation of commercial solar PV systems in Singapore.
  • Site evaluation for best insolation for solar PV modules

Practical session: Measurement and verification of a solar PV module’s key parameters and specifications

Performance monitoring and evaluation of solar PV systems

  • Energy Performance Indicators(ENPIs) of solar PV systems
  • Weekly, monthly and annual reporting of solar PV systems
  • Introduction to solar PV system analysis
    1. Determination of system yield parameters
    2. Estimation of annual system yield

Practical session: Yield analysis through grid-connected SMA inverter’s data acquisition portal

Written Assessment(Open Book)

 

Certification

 

Participants will be issued with a Certificate of Accomplishment upon meeting 75% of the required course attendance.

Course Schedule

Intake Info Application Closing Date Course Duration

11 & 12 November 2021

11 October 2021

2 days

(9 AM to 5 PM)

APPLY

View the application guide here

Course Fees

Fee Type Item Course Fees
 (w GST) 
Full Course Fee S$481.50
SG Citizens aged 39 & below / Permanent Residents S$144.45
SG Citizens aged 40 & above / SME-sponsored SG Citizens & Permanent Residents S$54.45

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