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Training course: Solar and Energy Storage

Three day course to increase your understanding of the technical, market and financial aspects as well as the risks associated with combined solar and energy storage projects.

DNV will provide you with international examples and present our view on best practices for combined solar and energy storage systems, using our expertise on solar and our  industry-supported GRIDSTOR methodology.

Your benefits

■ Describe the latest energy transition outlook in the solar and storage sector.

■ Understand the principles and best practices of the solar PV power plant and its key best practices.

■ Break down the capital cost of a combined solar PV with storage power plant.

■ Identify opportunities and risks for grid-connected energy storage in your business.

■ Understand the complexity of grid-connected energy storage projects, be able to make decisions and interact with stakeholders during the entire project life cycle. 

For whom?

This course is intended for professionals wishing to obtain expert knowledge of combined solar and storage projects. The typical audience includes project developers and owners, insurers, lenders and other financial institutions. Policy makers, utilities, EPC contractors and other professionals wishing to benefit from DNV GL’s technical and commercial knowledge of energy storage and solar PV are also welcome to register. 

An elementary knowledge of electricity and/or physics is recommended.

Course topics

Day 1: Solar PV

  • Energy transition outlook
    • Electricity markets and regulation
    • Solar PV and storage trends
    • Flexibility
  • Technical basics of PV power plants
    • The PV module
    • Inverters
    • Foundation & mounting structures
    • PV power plant design
  • Cost build up and price outlook
    • PV power plant cost build up
    • PV module prices
    • Cost build up of Balance of System
    • Levelised Cost of Electricity (LCoE)
  • PV life cycle focus
    • Feasibility and development
    • Pre-construction & construction
    • Operation & maintenance

Day 2: Grid-connected energy storage:

  • Roles of storage in the electricity grid 
    • Electricity markets and applications
    • Types of energy storage systems (e.g. Li-ion, vanadium redox flow batteries, etcetera)
    • Components of energy storage systems
  • Essential elements – life cycle phases and planning
    • Performance indicators/reliability
    • Sizing
    • FAT/SAT
    • Warranty/safety items
    • Contracting, actors and responsibilities
  • Business models
    • Value of flexibility
    • Levelised Cost of Storage (LCoS)
    • Examples/case studies
  • Risks in energy storage
    • Risks in energy storage
    • Safety, health and environmental aspects
    • Design FMECA/operational FMECA
    • Standards

Day 3: Solar & storage projects

  •  Project development
    • Design consideration
    • Risks
    • Construction arrangements
    • Operation & maintenance
  • Project financing
    • Finance motivations
    • Project structuring
    • Cash flow model
    • Income risks & management
    • Sensitivities
  • Case studies
    • Lessons learned
    • International examples
The topics covered during the course will be supported by case studies and examples.

In-company and customised training courses

On request, DNV can also develop customized and in-company training courses. Content, location and duration of the course can be adapted to your specific needs.

For more information please contact us

Energy Academy
tel: +31 (0)6 29602659 / +31 (0)6 15063593 / +31 (0)6 18410601

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