Master Solar PV System Basics to Professional: Crash Course

Ultimate Theory of Solar PV and Energy for Solar PV System Professionals with detailed explanation at Academic level


This Course is designed by NABCEP PVIP Certified Professional to help you learn quickly all the academic theory of Solar Photovoltaics.

1) This Course shall take your knowledge and understanding to a level which shall be sufficient to understand all theory behind the Photovoltaics.

2) This Course will cover various topics related to Solar PV and Systems including Sun, Solar System, Solar Radiation,  Solar Energy, PV Modules, PV Systems, Inverters and Batteries which are necessary to grasp the professional understanding prior to start practically designing and installing of Solar PV Systems. Efforts have been made that all such topics and questions are covered and comprehensive learning takes pace in couple of hours.

3) This Course comes with a nominal low price, compared to similar courses available in the market, as promotional collateral from us. Quality of the Course is promised at par with other commercially available Courses worth thousand of US$. You definitely going to Save Hundreds of Bucks.

4) Course Contents (TOC)

This Course has been divided four three main Sections.

SECTION #1: Introduction


2.1 Photovoltaics

2.1.1 Introduction

2.1.2 Advantages

2.1.3 Disadvantages

2.2 History Of Photovoltaic Solar Cell

2.2.1 Inventions

2.2.2 Current Pv Install Base

2.3 Photovoltaic Applications

2.4 Photovoltaic Industry Stakeholders

2.5 Solar Energy Collectors

2.5.1 Solar Concentrators Or Collectors

2.5.2 Solar Thermal Energy Collectors


3.1 The Sun

3.2 Solar Radiation and Solar Light

3.3 Extraterrestrial Solar Radiation and Solar Constant

3.3.1 Extraterrestrial Solar Radiation

3.4 Terrestrial Solar Radiation and Air Mass

3.4.1 Atmospheric Effects

3.4.2 Global Radiation

3.4.3 Direct Radiation

3.4.4 Diffuse Radiation

3.4.5 Albedo Radiation

3.4.6 Air Mass

3.5 Peak Sun Value and Hours

3.5.1 Peak Sun Hours

3.6 Solar Irradiance and Irradiation

3.6.1 Solar Irradiance (Solar Power)

3.6.2 Solar Irradiation (Solar Energy)

3.7 Solar Radiation Data and Maps

3.7.1 Global Radiation Maps, Charts and Tables

3.8 Measuring Solar Radiation and Sunlight

3.8.1 Pyranometer

3.8.2 Pyrheliometer

3.8.3 Irradiance Meter

3.8.4 Spectral Power Density and Photon Flux

3.9 Earth Orbit and Rotation

3.9.1 Earth Orbit

3.9.2 Sun Declination

3.10 Solar Time and Equation of Time Graph

3.10.1 Solar Time

3.10.2 Solar Noon

3.10.3 Local Standard Time

3.11 Sun Path Charts and Solar Window

3.11.1 Sun Path

3.11.2 Sun Zenith, Altitude and Azimuth Angles

3.11.3 Sun Path Charts

3.11.4 Solar Window

3.12 Photovoltaic Module Azimuth and Tilt Angles

3.12.1 Photovoltaic Module Optimal Orientation

3.12.2 Non-Optimal Orientation

3.13 Solar Magnetic Declination and Tilt Angles

3.14 Power and Energy Basic Electrical Equations


4.1 Atom, Semiconductors and Band Gap

4.1.1 The Atom

4.1.2 Conductor, Insulator and Semiconductor

4.1.3 Band Gap of Conductor, Insulator and Semiconductor

4.2 Silicon Element Structure and Doping

4.2.1 Pure Silicon

4.2.2 Doping

4.3 Photovoltaic Effect and Solar Cell Working Principle

4.3.1 Photovoltaic Effect

4.3.2 p-n Junction

4.3.3 Working Principle of Solar Cell

4.4 Structure, Materials and Fabrication of a Solar Cell and Module

4.4.1 Basic Structure

4.4.2 Materials of a Solar Cell

4.4.3 Fabrication of Polycrystalline and Monocrystalline Silicon

4.4.4 Module Assembly

4.5 Current-Voltage-Power Curves of Solar PV Modules

4.5.1 Open-Circuit Voltage (Voc)

4.5.2 Short-Circuit Current (Isc)

4.5.3 Maximum Power Point (Pmpp)

4.5.4 Operating Point

4.5.5 Maximum power point tracking (MPPT)

4.5.6 Response to Irradiance

4.6 Temperature Coefficient and Calculating Voltages

4.6.1 Response to Temperature

4.6.2 Standard Test Conditions (STC)

4.6.3 Calculating Voc

4.6.4 Cell Temperature and Temperature Rise Coefficient

4.7 Efficiency and Fill Factor

4.7.1 Efficiency

4.7.2 Fill Factor

4.8 Module Series and Parallel Connections

4.9 Bypass Diodes

4.10 PV Module Labels

4.11 Test Conditions

4.11.1 Standard Test Conditions (STC)

4.11.2 Nominal Operating Conditions (NOC)

4.11.3 Standard Operating Conditions (SOC)

4.12 PV Module Standards

4.12.1 IEC 61215 Ed 2.0 – Crystalline Silicon PV Module Design Qualification and Type Approval

4.12.2 IEC61730 Ed. 2 – PV Module Safety Qualification

4.12.3 UL1703 – PV Module Safety Qualification

4.12.4 IEC 61701 – Salt Mist Corrosion Type Test Approval

4.13  Bonus Lecture: Calculating Battery Bank and PV System Size

SECTION #5: Solar Inverter: Types and Selection

5.1 Introduction

5.2 AC, DC and Quality of Power -1

5.3 AC, DC and Quality of Power -2

5.4 Switching, Power Conditioning and Control -1

5.5 Switching, Power Conditioning and Control -2

5.6 Types of Solar Inverters -1

5.7 Types of Solar Inverters -2

5.8 Earthing & Grounding

5.9 Selection Parameters of Inverter -1

5.10 Selection Parameters of Inverter -2

5.11 Selection Parameters of Inverter -3

5.12 Selection Parameters of Inverter -4


6.1 Introduction

6.2 Characteristics and Parameters of a Battery

6.3 Types of Batteries

6.4 Calculating Battery Bank Size

6.5 Selection Parameters of a Battery

6.6 Operation and Installation of a Battery

6.7 Battery Standards


Question 1: Calculating PV Current Voltage

Question 2: Calculating AC Power Output of a PV System

Question 3: Calculating least Amount of Modules in a PV System

Question 4: Finding MPPT Voltage of a System

Question 5: Finding PV Maximum Size

Question6 : Calculating Minimum No of Modules in a PV System

Question 7 -10: Sizing Batteries and PV System


List of Applicable Standards

Technical Articles to Understand Solar PV

Field Inspection Guideline

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