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Solar PV System Design

After participating in the course, you will be able to:

  • Apply basic principles of solar cell operation & comply with electrical authority and system operator
  • Perform AC and DC system losses, fault analysis at combiner boxes & assess solar farm site
  • Complete design layout and orientation, financial evaluations and operation of utility scale inverters
  • Transform to AC and connection medium voltage (MV), high voltage (HV) distribution system and AC & DC battery storage coupling
  • Understand:
    • Safe design (AC arc flash analysis, labeling and interlocking)
    • Project scheduling and procurement
    • Testing and Commissioning

The last renewable energy resource to be developed in Canada, solar PV systems are unfamiliar to many engineers involved in power generation. The course deals with solar site assessment, installation consideration, financial evaluation of design, DC and AC losses, utility scale inverters, project scheduling, MV and HV distribution, PV system commissioning and authorities technical requirements.

The course focuses on ground-mounted, grid-connected, medium and large utility scale solar farms connected to medium-voltage hydro circuits. Participants will also learn about overall solar farm configuration including DC and AC design and conceptual design of MV substation and AC collector circuits.

Course Outline:

  • PV modules
  • String voltage & current sizing
  • String combiners & recombiners 
  • Solar farm site assessment
  • DC system losses
  • DC to AC transformation 
  • Inverter battery storage coupling (AC and DC)
  • Medium voltage collector system distribution
  • Medium voltage & high voltage substation design
  • Grounding 
  • Project scheduling and procurement
  • Testing & commissioning of PV system

Who Should Attend:
Owners • Electrical Designers • Electrical Engineers • Sales Engineers • Electricians • Project Managers • Installation & Operating Engineers requiring knowledge of PV Solar Systems

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  • Continuing Education Units (CEUs) and
  • Professional Development Hours (PDHs)

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