Syllabus of Floating Solar Power Plant Design Course

AEDEI: Syllabus of Floating Solar Power Plant

Chapter 1 - Selection of Floating Solar Power Plant Site

  • Assessment/ site survey of floating solar power plant
  • Dam/ Pond dimension calculations
  • topography and bathymetry survey
  • Wind speed and environment factor assessment to impact the solar power plant
  • Mapping of solar floating site in Auto CAD
  • Water level of bank ( Min/Max ) and surrounding soil type for civil work construction
  • Sloping criteria of Floating solar and minimum distance from bank level
  • Bottom soil composition / soil type for anchoring system for floats
  • Power evacuation level for floating solar
  • DC system voltage selection (1500V/1000V DC )
  • PV module structure interrow spacing calculation /
  • Pitch analysis.
  • Selection of PV module tilt angle/ pontoon angle
  • Near shading object calculation.
  • Type of solar radiation (GHI, DNI ,DHI)/Meteorological Terms.
  • Irradiance assessment and comparison.
  • Solar Radiation Data.
  • Temperature factor of floating solar.
  • Magnetic North & True North with variation of azimuth angle.

Chapter - 2 Selection of floating pontoon

  • Types of Pontoon
  • Material composition of Pontoons
  • Specification of main Pontoons
  • Selection criteria for PV module pontoons
  • Load bearing capacity of pontoons
  • Pontoons Buoyancy of each square meter
  • Connections of main Pontoons
  • Selection of Passage Pontoons.
  • Material composition of passage Pontoons
  • Connections of main Pontoons to Passage Pontoons
  • Selection of SMB/Inverter structural Pontoons
  • Material composition of structural Pontoons
  • Selection of accessories of pontoons
  • Anchoring Methodology
  • Selection of mooring/anchoring system
  • Rope Methodology
  • Selection of rope material
  • Connections of rope.
  • PV array to Array safe distance calculation
  • Criteria of minimum water level
  • Central inverter and Switchgear Laminated ferro cement technology material

Chapter- 3 Preparation Floating Solar Power Plant Drawing

  • Preparation of Overall Plant Layout
  • Preparation of Overall Plant Layout with main Pontoons and passage pontoons
  • Preparation of DC Blocking layout
  • Connection drawing of PV modules cabling
  • Preparation of Blocking with SCB/ String Inverter
  • Preparation Earthing Layout for Floating solar Power Plant
  • Preparation of ESE type lighting arrestor drawing
  • Preparation of AC and DC cable layout and section
  • Preparation of Module clearing system drawing
  • Preparation bill of quantity (BOQ)
  • Preparation of Single line diagram AC side
  • Preparation of single line diagram DC Side
  • Connection of Leap frog method for string connection
  • Optimization of BOQ

Chapter 4 - Selection of PV module (cells and BOM) and sizing

  • Types Crystalline module cells
  • Manufacturing process of PV cells
  • Comparison between mono crystalline
  • Selection of PV cells
  • Selection of front and rear sheet
  • Selection of PV module glass
  • Selection of EVA sheet , Bus bar and frame
  • Characteristics of a Solar Cell
  • Power Characteristics of a Solar Cell
  • Fill factor and Equivalent Solar cell Circuit

Chapter 5 - Inverters Selection and Sizing (Grid Connection and Off Grid)

  • Types of solar inverter
  • Selection of string /central / off grid inverter
  • Selection of power conditioning unit (PCU)
  • Sizing of solar inverter for roof top and grid connected projects
  • Selection and sizing of string inverter
  • Selection and sizing of central inverter
  • AC/DC overloading calculation and losses
  • Protection requirement of solar inverter
  • Passive and active protection
  • Anti- islanding protection
  • Mounting arrangement of string inverter
  • IEC/IEEE /Grid Compliance of inverters
  • Grid-Connected Inverters vs. Stand-Alone Inverters
  • Inverter Communication and remote monitoring
  • Inverter Products For Use In India

Chapter 6 -Connection of PV Module(Series and Parallel Circuit)

  • Series Circuits
  • Parallel Circuits
  • Combining Series & Parallel Circuits
  • PV module string connection
  • Matching The PV Array ToThe Voltage Specifications of An Inverter
  • Matching the PVArray to the Inverter's Current Rating
  • Matching the PVArray to the Inverter's Power Rating
  • Summary of Calculations for Matching Array and Inverter

Chapter 7 -Solar Power Plant String Combiner Box/ ACDB/ MDB/Metering cubical

  • Selection and sizing of SCB/SMB
  • Selection of Isolator/ fuse
  • Selection of Monitoring of SCB/SMB
  • Mounting arrangement of SCB/SMB
  • ACDB Switchgear sizing
  • Types of energy meter and selection

Chapter 8- Solar power plant HT switchgear selection and sizing

  • Selection and sizing of inverter duty transformer
  • Selection and sizing of HT switchgear
  • Selection and sizing of ICOG/ Main switchboard
  • Selection and sizing of Aux. transformer
  • Aux. Losses calculation
  • Inverter duty No-load and load losses calculation

Chapter 9 - Selection and sizing of AC and DC Cable

  • Ampacity calculation of solar cable
  • Sizing of solar cable /DC cable
  • Sizing of String cable
  • Derating factor of cables
  • Sizing of AC cable (Inverter to ACDB ,ACDB to MDB)
  • Sizing of DC cable (Module to SMB , SMB to Inverter )
  • HT Cable sizing ( Transformer to HT switchgear and HT switchgear to Pooling station /Metering Point
  • Derating factor s of HT cables
  • HT cable Short circuit withstand capability calculation
  • Sizing of energy meter /ABT Meter

Chapter 10 - Selection and sizing of AC /DC Side Earthing

  • Types of earthing
  • Types of Earthing strip/ ground conductor
  • Types of Vertical electrodes
  • Sizing of Cross section area of GI strip
  • Resistance calculation of GI strip
  • Resistance calculation of Pipe electrode
  • Solar Plant resistance calculation
  • Preparation AC /DC earthing layout

Chapter 11 -Selection and sizing Lightening Protection (LA )

  • Types of Lightening Protection Arrestor
  • Lightening protection assessment calculation
  • Protection zone calculation of Conventional type LA
  • Down conductor cross section area calculation
  • Method of Lightening protection
  • Basic Consideration for Protection
  • Calculations for Evaluating the Need for Protection
  • Calculation of Protective Angles and Zone of Protection For Various
  • Forms of Air Termination
  • Selection of lightening protection device
  • Selection of ESE type Lightening Protection
  • ESE LA down conductor and earthing calculation
  • Preparation LA layout

Chapter 12 - System Losses of Solar Power Plant

  • Determining the Size of the DC and AC Cables
  • Losses in a Grid-Connected PV System

Chapter 13 -Solar Power System Yield Performance(Energy Guarantee)

  • What Determines the Energy of a System
  • Preliminary Planning
  • Calculating the Energy Yield for a PV Grid-Connected System
  • Specific Yield
  • Performance Ratio
  • CUF Calculation