Photovoltaic Power Generation and Application PPGA1


Who Should Attend The Course: The course content is tailored to prepare non-technical person, technicians, and engineers alike towards being self-reliance in the design, execution and maintenance of photovoltaic-related projects.  Acquisition of the knowledge prepares the student for immediate employment in a renewable energy blue-chip company or immediate take off of one’s company.  No further retaining will be required as the student will be exposed to virtually all foreseeable field experiences.

Course Duration: 2days
Course Location: Lagos

Course Description:

This course offers a general overview in primary design, installation and maintenance of a typical photovoltaic system. All the component parts of a photovoltaic installation will be analyzed with the aim of exposing the student to the function, installation and maintenance requirements.

The course is specially arranged to enhance best practices in the renewable energy business.  Safety is given paramount attention, where standards are emphasized and cannot be compromised.   Indeed good safety standards cannot be attained without strict observation of standards in materials, design, and construction.

Course Topics (Listing not sequential with course studies)

  • Introduction to solar energy design, installation, and application
  • Components of a photovoltaic system

        1 Solar panel
2 Solar panel isolator switch
3 Solar charge regulators
4 Weather protected solar panel to regulator cable
5 Regulator fuse
6 Solar batteries and DC Isolator
7 Battery fuse
8 Power inverters (Standalone/Grid-tie)
9 Special batteries to inverter cable
10 System load
11 Lighting and surge protectors
12 Solar Panels Junction or combiner Box

Number 1-12 will be comprehensively explained with practical installation examples and workshop practices.

  • Solar Geography
  • System sizing
  • Detailed systems protection
  • Safety of the installation and the installer
  • Tools for renewable energy jobs
  • Understanding customer requirements and site study
  • Materials selection
  • Energy efficiency, conservation and preservation
  • Price negotiation and material sourcing
  • Materials and staff movement logistics
  • Installations pre-commissioning testing
  • Installations commissioning procedure
  • Acquainting the client with the installation
  • Maintenance plan and procedures
  • The client’s safety instructions
  • Solar hybrid system
  • Solar grid-tie systems

This course is an extension of ppga1. It exposes the student to the general application of photovoltaic power generation and power application design principles and fundamentals. The student is therefore, able to use all that was learned from ppga1 to apply to various settings as the need arises.

Video and laboratory teaching aids and practices with local assemblage will be applied to make the leanings faster. The course is also advised for those needing to attend ppga2 as added practical section of all the theories they may have acquired from their respective high schools and universities.

Typical Course Topics Include:

  • Solar for domestic application
  • Solar water pumping
  • Solar for rural clinics
  • Solar refrigeration(Cooling)
  • Solar for irrigation
  • Solar for schools and offices
  • Solar for mini workshops
  • Solar street lights and perimeter lights
  • Solar traffic lights
  • Solar for telecommunication installations
  • Solar car and solar aircraft
  • Solar Water heaters
  • Solar Galvanic Protection
  • Industrial Application of Solar Energy
  • Solar For Oil and Gas environment