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Training course: Solar PV and PV power plants - deep dive

Training given by experts in the solar industry

For this training course it is recommended that participants have some experience with PV projects. If you are looking for a one-day training course, we recommend that you attend the introductory course.

Your benefits:

■ An update on the principles and practices of the solar PV sector
■ State-of-the-art information about the components of a PV power plant
■ Information about detailed design considerations and yield assessments
■ Insight into the crucial aspects of PV contracts
■ And you will experience how your decisions have a technical and financial impact on a project

For whom?

This course is designed for professionals and organisations striving to obtain a more in-depth knowledge about solar PV and the development of PV power plants. The typical audience includes project developers and owners, financial institutions, utilities and,-government organisations.

Course topics

The following topics will be addressed - Day 1:

  • Introduction to the PV market:
    • market trends
    • prices
  • PV Technology:
    • bifacial PV modules
    • inverters
    • foundations
    • substructures
    • trackers
  • Designing PV power plants:
    • site aspects
    • design aspects
    • system setup
    • Examples/case studies
  • Solar resources, energy yield and uncertainty:
    • Solar resource overview
    • energy modelling overview
    • uncertainty considerations
    • optimisation considerations

The following topics will be addressed - Day 2:

  • Product quality decisions: 
    • industry standards
    • bankable technology review
    • product testing
  • Operational aspects:
    • O&M
    • module issues
    • BoS issues
    • performance analysis, -performance ratio and other metrics
    • degradation
    • maintenance reserve accounts
  • Contracts:
    • construction contract structure
    • turnkey EPC contract
    • O&M contract
    • Trends and recent developments
    • floating PV
    • Examples/case studies
  • Serious gaming:
    • PV design test and exercise

Practical information

For the following items, please refer to the registration form:

  • Course dates
  • Venue details
  • Registration fee
  • Payment and cancellation conditions

The training and all course materials will be in English. To encourage active participation, the number of participants is limited to 20. Click here for more information and to register for the upcoming course.

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

A few responses from previous participants

‘‘The training was well prepared and presented by DNV top scientist in their own PV -field, which together with the active participation of the attendants led to a wide and in-depth discussion and knowledge transfer.’’ - Mark Vos, Crawford & Company

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