Learn Essential Theory, Planning and Design of Solar PV System with Calculations  Self Study
About this course
This Course, currently offered at Promotion Price, shall build Strong Foundation for your Profession in the long run. This Course is equavalent to a Diploma Level knowledge and Information. All Modules are independent. Start from any Module to enhance your understanding & knowledge.
COURSE OBJECTIVES:
To Learn complete, necessary and essential theory of solar energy, PV modules/systems, charge controllers, inverters and batteries in an easy and understandable way
To Learn and understand System Planning and Design consisting of Customer Requirements, Site Survey & Planning, Mechanical Design, OnGrid/OffGrid System Sizing and key Electrical Design as per NEC 690
To Practice and Solve 35 applied technical questions including calculations (theory explained) leading to expert approach and confidence
Carry out Sizing of OnGrid and OffGrid Systems in Excel Sheet (for PV Arrays, Inverter(s) and Battery Bank)
Understand Core Concepts of Solar PV system as per NEC690
To Strengthen Knowledge on a sound Professional basis, and add Core Technical Value to your knowledge
To Learn in hours from zero to perfection
If you are planning for Industry Certifications, then this course brings considerable preparatory material helping you achieve your objective
Description:
This is not another Solar PV course but in fact this course brings abundance of material which shall take your knowledge and understanding to a level which shall be sufficient to understand all professional theory behind solar photovoltaics and associated equipment like charge controllers, inverters and batteries, and will cover various topics related to solar energy, PV cells and arrays including sun, solar system, solar radiation, solar energy, PV modules, PV arrays/systems, charge controllers, inverters and batteries, which are necessary to grasp the professional understanding for designing and installing of solar PV systems.
Moreover, this course brings to you detailed System Planning and Designing comprising of Customer Requirements, Economics of Solar PV Systems, Payback Period/NPV/IRR, Understanding Project Scope and System Specifications, RFP, User Load Analysis, Critical Load Analysis, Site Survey and Planning, Shading Analysis, Calculating interrow distances, PV Array Orientation & Optimization, Mechanical Design, Mounting Structures Types and Materials and detailed Sizing of OnGrid/OffGrid System(s) in MicrosoftExcel Sheets.
Additionally, this course shall help the learner to go through some common PVrelated questions and learn how to calculate and solve the problems. All theory is explained with calculations and reasoning. These questions will certainly enhance the confidence of the learner.
Efforts have been made that all such topics and questions are covered and comprehensive learning takes place in a couple of hours through theory and calculations.
Course Content

INTRODUCTION TO SOLAR PV SYSTEMS
 History of Solar Energy
 PV Applications and Industry
 PV Industry Stakeholders
 Solar Energy Technologies

SOLAR RADIATION, ENERGY AND EARTH ROTATION
 The Sun
 Solar Radiation and Solar Light
 Extraterrestrial Solar Radiation and Solar Constant
 Terrestrial Solar Radiation and Air Mass
 Peak Sun Value and Hours
 Solar Irradiance and Irradiation
 Solar Radiation Data and Maps
 Measuring Solar Radiation and Sunshine
 Earth Orbit and Rotation
 Solar Time and Equation of Time Graph
 Sun Path Charts and Solar Window
 Photovoltaic Module Azimuth and Tilt Angles
 Solar and Magnetic Declination
 Power and Energy Basic Electrical Equations

PV CELLS, MODULES AND ARRAYS
 Atom, Semiconductors and BandGap
 Silicon Element Structure and Doping
 Photovoltaic Effect and Solar Cell Working Principle
 Structure, Materials and Fabrication of Solar Cell
 CurrentVoltagePower Curves of Solar PV Modules
 Temperature Coefficient and Calculating Voltages
 Efficiency and Fill Factor
 Module Series and Parallel Connections
 Bypass Diodes
 PV Labels
 Test Conditions
 PV International Standards

CHARGE CONTROLLERS
 Charge Controller Functions
 Types of Charge Contoller
 Voltage Settings of Charge Controller
 Selection Parameters
 Installation of a Charge Controller

INVERTERS
 AC, DC and Quality of Power 1
 AC, DC and Quality of Power 2
 Switching, Power Conditioning and Control 1
 Switching, Power Conditioning and Control 2
 Types of Solar Inverters 1
 Types of Solar Inverters 2
 Earthing & Grounding
 Selection Parameters of Inverter 1
 Selection Parameters of Inverter 2
 Selection Parameters of Inverter 3
 Selection Parameters of Inverter 4

BATTERIES
 Characteristics and Parameters of a Battery
 Battery of Batteries I
 Battery of Batteries II
 Calculating Battery Bank Size
 Selection Parameters of a Battery
 Operation and Installation of a Battery
 Battery Standards

35 APPLIED TECHNICAL QUESTIONS WITH ALL THEORY AND SOLUTIONS EXPLAINED
 Calculate Voltage Drop in a Cable
 Calculate System Power based upon Solar Irradiance, Module rated Power and Efficiency
 Finding No. of Strings and PV Modules Combination given System Data
 Calculating Voltage and Current Output at Standard Test Conditions given System Data
 Calculate AC Output of a Solar PV System given System Losses and Inverter Efficiency
 Finding least amount of PV Modules given System Data
 Understanding purpose of Bypass Diodes
 Find best solution for having multiple orientations of PV Modules
 Calculate MPPT voltage of the system at Standard Test Conditions
 Find best Voltage for charging a 12V Lead Acid battery
 Find characteristics of a Wire that lead to more Voltage drop
 Calculate PV Size given Area and PV Module Efficiency
 Calculate minimum number of PV Modules to be installed in series given System data
 What kind of ground faults do most inverters detect
 Calculate total System size given PV Modules data and number of Strings
 Calculate Voltage of PV Cells given other combination
 Calculate No of Batteries required given Load WattHours and Volts
 Calculate No. of Batteries required given Load data
 Which one affect the production of Current most in PV Modules
 Calculate Energy Units consumed by a Load
 Understanding Air Mass
 Calculate power produced by the PV Array given PV Module area and efficiency
 Calculate size of Breaker at output of an Inverter
 Understand factors required to calculate Interrow spacing of PV Modules in an Array
 Troubleshooting a PV System consisting of one source circuit not producing power
 Find optimimed PV Tilt Angle during the Summer season for an OffGrid PV System
 Calculate Maximum No of Modules to be connected in Series given System data
 Calculate the Energy Units consumed per day by a residential load
 Find worst Orientation Design for the installation of the PV system
 What can be the maximum array size given Charge Controller data
 Finding Tilt Angle of the Array given Location and Latitude
 Calculate Energy produces by a PV System in one year given System data
 Calculate Maximum No. of PV Modules to be installed in series given System data
 Troubleshooting an OffGrid PV system which often Shuts down during Winter
 Calculate annual System Output given System data

SYSTEM PLANNING & DESIGN STAGEI: CUSTOMER REQUIRMENTS, SALES AND ECONIMICS OF SOLAR PV SYSTEMS
 Introduction to System Design Stages
 Customer Requirements and Challenges
 System Selection and Economics of Solar PV System
 I  Selection of Type of System
 II  Economics of Solar PV System
 III  PayBack NPV IRR
 IV  Net Metering State Incentives
 V  Payback PeriodNPVIRR Examples
 VI  Levelized Cost of Energy
 Project Scope of Work and Agreement
 Estimating User Load Requirements
 System Specifications
 Request for Proposal or Tender Document

SYSTEM PLANNING & DESIGN STAGEII: SITE SURVEY AND PLANNING
 Site Survey and Data Collection
 Types of Shadows
 Shading Analysis
 I  Introduction to Shading Analysis
 II  Calculate InterRow Distances and area of PV Array
 III  InterRow Distance Graph, Window of Obstruction, Energy Yield
 PV Array Location Considerations
 PV Array Orientation and Energy Yield Optimization
 Optimizing String Connections
 Existing Electrical and Interconnection Equipment

SYSTEM PLANNING & DESIGN STAGEIII: ARRAY MOUNTING AND MECHANICAL DESIGN
 Factors for PV Array Mounting Design
 PV Array Mounting Locations
 Mounting Structure Material and Types
 Roofing Structure and Basics
 Mechanical Design and Techniques
 Applicable Codes for Installation

SYSTEM PLANNING & DESIGN STAGEIV: SOLAR PV SYSTEM SIZING AND CALCULATIONS
 Introduction to Solar PV System Sizing
 PV System Configuration Concepts and Inverter Selection
 Load and Critical Design Analysis
 Equipment Key Design Concepts and Parameters
 System Losses
 System Sizing Calculations
 I  OnGrid System Sizing Part1
 II  OnGrid System Sizing Part2
 III  OffGrid System Sizing
 IV  FindingPSHTempData
 V  PV System Sizing Excel Sheets

UNDERSTANDING CORE CONCEPTS OF SOLAR PV SYSTEM AS PER NEC 690
 Introduction & Definitions: NEC 690.1 & 690.2
 Maximum Voltage and Calculations: NEC 690.7
 Maximum Current and Circuit Sizing: NEC 690.8
 Rapid Shutdown System: NEC 690.12
 OverCurrent Protection (OCPD): NEC 690.9
WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR:
 Beginners, engineers, technicians or others who are interested to learn and understand solar PV science and technology on sound and professional footings
 Engineers, technicians or professionals who are already in this field, and quickly want to refresh their knowledge on sound basis
 Those who may decide in future to go for industry certifications
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Course outline
12 modules • 165 assignments • 17:31 hours of video lectures
Welcome • 1 assignments
Orientation Materials
This is a selfstudy on demand course. This course is selfpaced, so you don’t need to be logged in at any specific time. You can get started immediately after you enroll and the course materials will remain in your account with minimum guaranteed access for 12 months (1 year) after enrollment.
 Understanding Fundamentals of a Solar Photovoltaic System in 60 minutes (01:12:11 hours)
Module 1 • 12 assignments
INTRODUCTION TO PHOTOVOLTAICS
1) Photovoltaics 2) History of Solar Energy 3) PV Applications 4) PV Industry Stakeholders 5) Solar Energy Technologies
 Photovoltaics (03:54 minutes)
 Advantages & Disadvantages of Solar Photovoltaics
 History of Solar Energy (03:04 minutes)
 History and Timeline of Solar Cells (.pdf)
 PV Applications and Industry (03:35 minutes)
 Trends in the PV Industry: Report by IEA 2020 (.pdf)
 Solar Industry Update 2020 by NREL (.pdf)
 Future of Solar Photovoltaics (.pdf)
 Photovoltaic Industry Stakeholders (07:54 minutes)
 Solar Energy Industry Association
 Top Solar Associations
 Solar Technologies (Thermal Energy Collectors) (04:47 minutes)
Module 2 • 25 assignments
SOLAR ENERGY, RADIATION AND EARTH ROTATION
 The Sun  Solar Radiation and Solar Light  Extraterrestrial Solar Radiation and Solar Constant  Terrestrial Solar Radiation and Air Mass  Peak Sun Value and Hours  Solar Irradiance and Irradiation  Solar Radiation Data and Maps  Measuring Solar Radiation and Sunshine  Earth Orbit and Rotation  Solar Time and Equation of Time Graph  Sun Path Charts and Solar Window  Photovoltaic Module Azimuth and Tilt Angles  Solar and Magnetic Declination  Power and Energy Basic Electrical Equations
 The Sun (03:16 minutes)
 Solar Radiation and Solar Light (02:11 minutes)
 Extraterrestrial Solar Radiation and Solar Constant (01:57 minutes)
 Terrestrial Solar Radiation and Air Mass (04:26 minutes)
 Introduction to Solar Radiation
 Peak Sun Value and Hours (03:06 minutes)
 Solar Irradiance and Irradiation (01:20 minutes)
 Solar Radiation Data and Maps (01:47 minutes)
 Global Solar Atlas
 National Solar Radiation Database (NSRDB) by NREL
 Measuring Solar Radiation (07:05 minutes)
 Solar Radiation Measurements (.pdf)
 Review of Devices used to Measure Solar Radiation (.pdf)
 Best Practics Handbook for use of Solar Resource Data for Solar Energy Applications (.pdf)
 Earth Orbit and Rotation (03:47 minutes)
 Terrestrial Coordinates (.pdf)
 SPACEPEDIA: A Resource of Solar System
 Solar Time and Equation of Time (04:10 minutes)
 Finding Sunrise/Sunset/Noon and Solar Position  Online Tool
 Sun Path and Charts (02:24 minutes)
 Sun Path Chart  Online Tool
 Photovoltaic Module Azimuth and Tilt Angles (04:11 minutes)
 Solar Magnetic Declination and Tilt Angles (02:29 minutes)
 Tilt & Azimuth Angle: What Angle Should I Tilt My Solar Panels?
 Power Energy Equations (03:48 minutes)
Module 3 • 14 assignments
PHOTOVOLTAIC CELLS, MODULES AND ARRAYS
 Atom, Semiconductors and BandGap  Silicon Element Structure and Doping  Photovoltaic Effect and Solar Cell Working Principle  Structure, Materials and Fabrication of Solar Cell  CurrentVoltagePower Curves of Solar PV Modules  Temperature Coefficient and Calculating Voltages  Efficiency and Fill Factor  Module Series and Parallel Connections  Bypass Diodes  PV Labels  Test Conditions  PV International Standards
 Atom, Semiconductors and BandGap (08:03 minutes)
 Silicon Element Structure and Doping (04:25 minutes)
 Photovoltaic Effect and Solar Cell Working Principle (06:15 minutes)
 Structure Materials and Fabrication (06:29 minutes)
 IVCurves of Solar Module (09:01 minutes)
 Temperature Coefficient and Calculating Voltages (17:08 minutes)
 Maximum Power Point Tracking Algorithms (.pdf)
 Results of IV Curves and Visual Inspection of PV Modules Deployed at TEP Solar Test Yard (.pdf)
 Efficiency and Fill Factor (06:16 minutes)
 Module Series and Parallel Connections (06:56 minutes)
 Bypass Diodes (03:30 minutes)
 PV Labels (01:39 minutes)
 Standard Test Conditions (02:52 minutes)
 PV International Standards (05:23 minutes)
Module 4 • 9 assignments
CHARGE CONTROLLERS
 Charge Controller Functions  Types of Charge Contoller  Voltage Settings of Charge Controller  Selection Parameters  Installation of a Charge Controller
 Introduction to Charge Controllers (02:16 minutes)
 Charge Controller Functions (08:32 minutes)
 Types of Charge Contollers (08:03 minutes)
 Voltage Settings of a Charge Controller (05:38 minutes)
 Selection Parameters of a Charge Controller (05:05 minutes)
 How to select a solar charge controller
 Choosing the Right Solar Charge Controller/Regulator
 Solar Charge Controller Sizing and How to Choose One
 Installation of a Charge Controller (03:32 minutes)
Module 5 • 15 assignments
INVERTERS
 AC, DC and Quality of Power 1  AC, DC and Quality of Power 2  Switching, Power Conditioning and Control 1  Switching, Power Conditioning and Control 2  Types of Solar Inverters 1  Types of Solar Inverters 2  Earthing & Grounding  Selection Parameters of Inverter 1  Selection Parameters of Inverter 2  Selection Parameters of Inverter 3  Selection Parameters of Inverter 4
 Introduction to Inverters (05:06 minutes)
 AC, DC and Quality of Power  I (09:04 minutes)
 AC, DC and Quality of Power  II (09:02 minutes)
 Switching, Power Conditioning and Control  I (06:54 minutes)
 Switching, Power Conditioning and Control  II (09:34 minutes)
 Types of Solar Inverters  I (08:10 minutes)
 Types of Solar Inverters  II (07:15 minutes)
 Earthing & Grounding (03:35 minutes)
 Guidelines for Designing Grounding Systems for Solar PV Installations
 Selection Parameters of Inverter  I (08:17 minutes)
 Selection Parameters of Inverter  II (07:35 minutes)
 Selection Parameters of Inverter  III (08:08 minutes)
 Selection Parameters of Inverter  IV (08:55 minutes)
 Choosing the Right Solar Inverter
 Solar Inverter Comparison Chart
Module 6 • 8 assignments
BATTERIES
 Characteristics and Parameters of a Battery  Battery of Batteries I  Battery of Batteries II  Calculating Battery Bank Size  Selection Parameters of a Battery  Operation and Installation of a Battery  Battery Standards
 Introduction to Batteries (19:15 minutes)
 Characteristics and Parameters of a Battery (20:53 minutes)
 Types of Batteries  I (12:13 minutes)
 Types of Batteries  II (13:53 minutes)
 Calculating Battery Bank Size (19:51 minutes)
 Selection Parameters of a Battery (03:58 minutes)
 Operation and Installation of a Battery (08:10 minutes)
 Battery Standards (05:11 minutes)
Module 7 • 35 assignments
APPLIED TECHNICAL CALCULATION QUESTIONS: All Theory and Solutions Explained
 Calculate Voltage Drop in a Cable  Calculate System Power based upon Solar Irradiance, Module rated Power and Efficiency  Finding No. of Strings and PV Modules Combination given System Data  Calculating Voltage and Current Output at Standard Test Conditions given System Data  Calculate AC Output of a Solar PV System given System Losses and Inverter Efficiency  Finding least amount of PV Modules given System Data  Understanding purpose of Bypass Diodes  Find best solution for having multiple orientations of PV Modules  Calculate MPPT voltage of the system at Standard Test Conditions  Find best Voltage for charging a 12V Lead Acid battery  Find characteristics of a Wire that lead to more Voltage drop  Calculate PV Size given Area and PV Module Efficiency  Calculate minimum number of PV Modules to be installed in series given System data  What kind of ground faults do most inverters detect  Calculate total System size given PV Modules data and number of Strings  Calculate Voltage of PV Cells given other combination  Calculate No of Batteries required given Load WattHours and Volts  Calculate No. of Batteries required given Load data  Which one affect the production of Current most in PV Modules  Calculate Energy Units consumed by a Load  Understanding Air Mass  Calculate power produced by the PV Array given PV Module area and efficiency  Calculate size of Breaker at output of an Inverter  Understand factors required to calculate Interrow spacing of PV Modules in an Array  Troubleshooting a PV System consisting of one source circuit not producing power  Find optimimed PV Tilt Angle during the Summer season for an OffGrid PV System  Calculate Maximum No of Modules to be connected in Series given System data  Calculate the Energy Units consumed per day by a residential load  Find worst Orientation Design for the installation of the PV system  What can be the maximum array size given Charge Controller data  Finding Tilt Angle of the Array given Location and Latitude  Calculate Energy produces by a PV System in one year given System data  Calculate Maximum No. of PV Modules to be installed in series given System data  Troubleshooting an OffGrid PV system which often Shuts down during Winter  Calculate annual System Output given System data
 Calculate Voltage Drop in a Cable (03:10 minutes)
 Calculate System Power based upon Solar Irradiance, Module rated Power and Efficiency (03:40 minutes)
 Finding No. of Strings and PV Modules Combination given System Data (04:37 minutes)
 Calculating Voltage and Current Output at Standard Test Conditions given System Data (08:40 minutes)
 Calculate AC Output of a Solar PV System given System Losses and Inverter Efficiency (11:30 minutes)
 Finding least amount of PV Modules given System Data (06:37 minutes)
 Purpose of Bypass Diodes (07:34 minutes)
 Best solution for having multiple orientations of PV Modules (09:52 minutes)
 Calculate MPPT voltage of the system at Standard Test Conditions (04:22 minutes)
 Best Voltage for charging a 12V Lead Acid battery (06:39 minutes)
 Characteristics of a Wire that lead to more Voltage drop (02:35 minutes)
 Calculate PV Size given Area and PV Module Efficiency (03:31 minutes)
 Calculate minimum number of PV Modules to be installed in series given System data (08:22 minutes)
 What kind of ground faults do most inverters detect (06:47 minutes)
 Calculate total System size given PV Modules data and number of Strings (02:23 minutes)
 Calculate Voltage of PV Cells given other combination (03:15 minutes)
 Calculate No of Batteries required given Load WattHours and Volts (06:09 minutes)
 Calculate No. of Batteries required given Load data (04:48 minutes)
 Which one affect the production of Current most in PV Modules (06:12 minutes)
 Calculate Energy Units consumed by a Load (03:59 minutes)
 What is Air Mass ? (05:54 minutes)
 Calculate power produced by the PV Array given PV Module area and efficiency (05:54 minutes)
 Calculate size of Breaker at output of an Inverter (04:11 minutes)
 Factors required to calculate Interrow spacing of PV Modules in an Array (07:23 minutes)
 Troubleshooting a PV System consisting of one source circuit not producing power (08:05 minutes)
 Optimum PV Tilt Angle during the Summer season for an OffGrid PV System (03:59 minutes)
 Calculate Maximum No of Modules to be connected in Series given System data (21:25 minutes)
 Calculate the Energy Units consumed per day by a residental load (09:04 minutes)
 Worst Orientation Design for the installation of the PV system (19:01 minutes)
 What can be the maximum array size given Charge Controller data (03:03 minutes)
 Finding Tilt Angle of the Array given Location and Latitude (06:39 minutes)
 Calculate Energy produces by a PV System in one year given System data (12:18 minutes)
 Calculate Maximum No. of PV Modules to be installed in series given System data (05:16 minutes)
 Troubleshooting an OffGrid PV system which often Shuts down during Winter (05:02 minutes)
 Calculate annual System Output given System data (05:30 minutes)
Module 8 • 13 assignments
SYSTEM PLANNING & DESIGN STAGEI: CUSTOMER REQUIRMENTS, SALES AND ECONIMICS OF SOLAR PV SYSTEMS
 System Selection and Economics of Solar PV System  I  Selection of Type of System  II  Economics of Solar PV System  III  PayBack NPV IRR  IV  Net Metering State Incentives  VI  Payback PeriodNPVIRR Examples  VI  Levelized Cost of Energy  Project Scope of Work and Agreement  Estimating User Load Requirements  System Specifications  Request for Proposal or Tender Document
 Introduction to System Design Stages (02:30 minutes)
 Customer Requirements and Challenges (02:34 minutes)
 Economics of Solar PV System  I (Selection of Type of System) (07:31 minutes)
 Economics of Solar PV System  II (What is Economics of Solar PV System) (04:42 minutes)
 Economics of Solar PV System  III (Understanding PayBack, NPV, IRR) (25:20 minutes)
 Economics of Solar PV System  IV (Net Metering State Incentives) (04:56 minutes)
 Economics of Solar PV System  V (Payback PeriodNPVIRR Examples) (23:55 minutes)
 Economics of Solar PV System  V (Payback PeriodNPVIRR Excel Sheet) (.xlsx)
 Economics of Solar PV System  VI (Levelized Cost of Energy) (06:08 minutes)
 Project Scope of Work and Agreement (05:49 minutes)
 Estimating User Load Requirements (10:34 minutes)
 System Specifications (06:37 minutes)
 Request for Proposal or Tender Document (06:50 minutes)
Module 9 • 10 assignments
SYSTEM PLANNING & DESIGN STAGEII: SITE SURVEY AND PLANNING
 Types of Shadows  Shading Analysis  I  Introduction to Shading Analysis  II  Calculate InterRow Distances and area of PV Array  III  InterRow Distance GraphWindow of ObstructionEnergy Yield  PV Array Location Considerations  PV Array Orientation and Energy Yield Optimization  Optimizing String Connection  Existing Electrical and Interconnection Equipment
 Site Survey and Data Collection (12:04 minutes)
 Types of Shadows (03:10 minutes)
 Shading Analysis  I (Introduction) (12:32 minutes)
 Shading Analysis  II (Calculate InterRow Distances and area of PV Array) (15:20 minutes)
 Shading Analysis  III (InterRow Distance Graph, Window of Obstruction, Energy Yield) (07:18 minutes)
 PV Array Location Considerations (04:10 minutes)
 PV Array Orientation and Energy Yield Optimization (09:04 minutes)
 Optimizing String Connections (10:10 minutes)
 Existing Electrical and Interconnection Equipment (03:46 minutes)
 PV System Sizing Excel Sheets  Attached (.xlsx)
Module 10 • 1 assignments
SYSTEM PLANNING & DESIGN STAGEIII: ARRAY MOUNTING AND MECHANICAL DESIGN
 Factors for PV Array Mounting Design  PV Array Mounting Locations  Mounting Structure Material and Types  Roofing Structure and Basics  Mechanical Design and Techniques  Applicable Codes for Installation
 PV Array Mounting Components, Considerations and Mechanical Design (.pdf)
Module 11 • 11 assignments
SYSTEM PLANNING & DESIGN STAGEIV: SOLAR PV SYSTEM SIZING AND CALCULATIONS
 PV System Configuration Concepts and Inverter Selection  Load and Critical Design Analysis  Equipment Key Design Concepts and Parameters  System Losses  System Sizing Calculations  I  OnGrid System Sizing Part1  II  OnGrid System Sizing Part2  III  OffGrid System Sizing  IV  FindingPSHTempData  V  PV System Sizing Excel Sheets
 Introduction to Solar PV System Sizing (02:42 minutes)
 PV System Configuration Concepts and Inverter Selection (13:01 minutes)
 Load and Critical Design Analysis (18:39 minutes)
 Equipment Key Design Concepts and Parameters (08:26 minutes)
 System Losses (07:16 minutes)
 System Sizing Calculations  I (OnGrid System Sizing Part1) (29:04 minutes)
 System Sizing Calculations  II (OnGrid System Sizing Part2) (28:34 minutes)
 System Sizing Calculations  III (OffGrid System Sizing) (22:37 minutes)
 System Sizing Calculations  IV (Resources for PSH and Temperature Data ) (05:49 minutes)
 Intro to attached PV System Sizing Excel Sheets (04:24 minutes)
 PV System Sizing Excel Sheets (.xlsx)
Module 12 • 7 assignments
UNDERSTANDING CORE CONCEPTS OF SOLAR PV SYSTEM AS PER NEC 690
This Module shall take you to learn basic and core concepts of Voltage, Currents, Rapid Shutdown System and OCPD  Introduction & Definitions: NEC 690.1 & 690.2  Maximum Voltage and Calculations: NEC 690.7  Maximum Current and Circuit Sizing: NEC 690.8  Rapid Shutdown System: NEC 690.12  OverCurrent Protection (OCPD): NEC 690.9
 Introduction and Definitions: NEC 690.1 & 690.2 (10:15 minutes)
 Maximum Voltage and Calculation Methods: NEC 690.7 (06:16 minutes)
 Maximum Current and Circuit Sizing: NEC 690.8 (10:53 minutes)
 Circuit Sizing Two Methods: NEC 690.8 (.pdf)
 Conductor Sizing NEC Table 310.16 (.png)
 Rapid Shuwdown System: NEC 690.12 (04:34 minutes)
 OverCurrent Protection (OCPD) (08:37 minutes)
Conclusion • 4 assignments
Feedback and Additional Resources
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Author

Asif Khokher
Director, Innovasys EngineeringAsif Khokher is seasoned Professional Engineer and certified NABCEP PVIP having 24+ Years of experience as Consultant/Owner's Engineer and Project Manager in various domains like Front End Engineering & Design, Tender Design, Detailed Design & System Integration, Design Review, Approvals, Inspection/ Commissioning in the field of Instrumentation & Control Systems, SCADA... Learn more