Zero-to-Hero: PV Solar Solutions



Hannes Willemse
ICT Trainer




The Zero-to-Hero: PV Solar Solution is an introductory course that covers all you need to knwo about the foundation of Photo Voltaic Solar solutions.

What you will learn in this course:

  • Once you have completed this online training, you will have gained a solid understanding of PV Solar, the electrical terminology to the design of a basic system.
  • This training course covers concepts like electrical terminology, the solar components used in a system, batteries and designing a basic system.

Who should take this course:

  • This course is designed for people who are new to the are of PV Solar solutions and aims to provide the knowledge required to plan for PV Solar solutions.

Course outline:

  • Module 1 – Photo Voltaic Technology:
    • History
    • 1st Gen. to 3rd Gen. Photovoltaic cells
    • Amorphous cells
    • mono crystalline vs Poly crystalline
  • Module 2 – Electrical terminology:
    • Electricity
    • AC vs DC
    • Voltage
    • Current
    • Watts
    • Basic Calculations
    • Serial and parallel connections
  • Module 3 – Solar components:
    • Basic system
    • Photovoltaic panels
    • Battery charges – MPPT vs PWM
    • Batteries – Lead acid vs Lithium
    • Inverters – Square wave, modified sine wave, pure sine wave
    • Hybrid inverters
    • Connectors
    • Cables
    • DC Switching and protection
    • AC Switching and protection
    • Mounting hardware
  • Module 4 – Designing of a DC System:
    • Power need calculation
    • Irradiance – sunshine hours
    • Battery size calculation
    • Panel size calculation
    • Charger size calculation
    • Wire selection
    • System limitations

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