Syllabus of Solar Power Plant Design Course

AEDEI: Syllabus of Solar Power Plant

Chapter 1 - Types of Solar Power Plant

  • Grid Connected solar Power Plant
  • Grid interactive solar power plant
  • Net Metering Solar Power Plant
  • Off-Grid / Hybrid solar power plant
  • Schemes of solar power plant

Chapter - 2 selection of site and shadow analysis

  • PV module structure interrow spacing calculation
  • Pitch analysis
  • Selection of PV module tilt angle
  • Near shading object calculation
  • Site survey and plant assessment
  • Type of solar radiation
  • Irradiance assessment and comparison
  • Solar Radiation Data
  • Sun path Diagram
  • Defining the Position of the Sun
  • Solar Altitude
  • Geometric Effects
  • Tilting Solar Modules
  • Magnetic North & True North

Chapter- 3 Selection of PV module technology

  • Introduction
  • Crystalline technology
  • Thin film technology
  • Bi-facial technology
  • Comparison between PV module technology
  • Comparison between solar power plant energy out put

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
  • STC and NOCT

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 - Preparation of single line diagram and plant array layout .

  • Preparation of rooftop solar power (single line diagram ) SLD
  • Preparation of Net Metering solar power (single line diagram ) SLD
  • Preparation utility scale solar power (Ground mounted ) SLD
  • Rooftop solar power plant layout
  • Ground mounted solar power plant layout
  • DC SLD /AC SLD
  • Protection SLD
  • Earthing Layout/ AC /DC cabling Layout
  • DC Block sizing layout
  • Overall Array Plant Layout

Chapter 8 -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 9- 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 10 - 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 11 - 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 12 - Solar Power Plant Substation and switchyard

  • Preparation of Protection SLD
  • Selection and sizing of Substation
  • Preparation of ring main and redial feeder SLD
  • Selection and sizing of Power transformer
  • Selection and sizing of Current transformer
  • Selection and sizing of PT/Isolator/Breaker
  • Construction of 33KV/132 KV substation
  • Construction of four pole structure
  • Construction of metering switchyard
  • Selection sizing of switchyard earthing

Chapter 13 -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 14 - System Losses of Solar Power Plant

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

Chapter 15 -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

Chapter 16 - Plant Installation and Commissioning

  • IEC Standards
  • Equipment Selection-Warranties
  • Equipment Installation
  • Monitoring Equipment
  • Commissioning
  • System Installation & Pre-Commissioning Checklist
  • Commissioning Test Sheets

Chapter 17 - Maintenance And Troubleshooting

  • System Maintenance
  • Troubleshooting
  • Equipment Installation
  • Monitoring Equipment
  • Commissioning
  • System Installation & Pre-Commissioning Checklist
  • Commissioning Test Sheets

Chapter 18 - Costing and Tendering Of Solar Power Plant

  • Introduction
  • Simple Payback
  • Life Cycle Costing
  • Determining Costs Associated with the Whole PV System
  • Valuing a PV System

Chapter 19 - Smart Grid/Net Metering

  • Smart Grid
  • Smart Meters
  • PVsyst, meteonorm, Google sketchup

Chapter 20 - Module mounting Structure Design (MMS)

  • Classification of various material for module mounting structure (MMS)
  • Module mounting structure design for fixed tilt , seasonal tilt and tracker
  • Properties of various metal ( galvanized , Pre Galvanized )
  • Structure design based on wind speed calculation
  • Fabrication drawing
  • MMS fastener specification
  • MMS specification

Chapter 21 - Module mounting structure foundation

  • Type of pile
  • Difference between RCC pile and PCC pile
  • Pile foundation calculation
  • Pile Load bearing calculation
  • Foundation diameter calculation
  • Rooftop Structure foundation calculation
  • Pile foundation marking / grid marking
  • Pull out and lateral load calculation