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Solar PV technology - project engineering, optimization & risk mitigation

A 3 day in-depth course for industry professionals wanting to gain greater understanding of the considerations necessary in PV system design and risk management.

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Ritishka Grover
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Training Information

  • Duration:

    3 days

  • Language:

    English

Course planning

Date
Location
Course content
Fee
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Date
26-28 September 2017
Location
Singapore
Course content
course leaflet
Fee
SGD 1825 (for Singaporeans and PR SGD 912.50)
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Additional information
In this course, DNV GL will provide lessons learned and recommendations in the areas of (1) project development, (2) PV technology, (3) equipment selection, (4) project cost trends, (5) solar resource and energy modelling, (6) technical and commercial risk mitigation, and (7) operational analysis. The lessons and recommendations are based on DNV GL’s global experience (comprising 25 GW of solar projects) in the areas of product and project technical due diligence as well as the review of operational project performance. 

Who should attend?
Project stakeholders involved in understanding and mitigating technical risks, including project developers, engineers, financiers, operators and utilities. 

Course outline:
Please Note: The 3 day scheduling is subject to change.

Day 1

Time
Description
Time
09:00-09:15
Description
Introduction
Time
09:15-10:15
Description
PV Fundamentals
* Basics of electrodynamics
* Solar radiation
* Basic semi-conductor physics
Time
10:15-11:00
Description
Technical basics of PV power plants - Modules
* Mono and polycrystalline
* Thin film
* Third generation concepts
* Trends and cost projects
Time
11:00-11:15
Description
Break
Time
11:15-12:30
Description
Technical basics of PV power plants - Modules (continued)
Time
12:30-13:30
Description
Lunch
Time
13:30-15:30
Description
Technical basics of PV power plants - Ballance of plant equipment, trends and costs
* Inverters
* Foundations
* Trackers
* Power plants
* Basics of PV system design
Time
15:30-15:45
Description
Break
Time
15:45-17:45
Description
Product quality decisions
* Industry standards
* Bankable technology review
* Product testing
Time
17:45-18:00
Description
Questions and answers
Time
18:00
Description
Close

Day 2

Time
Description
Time
09:00-09:15
Description
Start
Time
09:15-11:30
Description
Operational issues 
* Module issues
* BoP issues
* Performance analysis - Performance ratio and other metrics
* Degradation
* Lessons learned
* Trends and future developments
Time
11:30-11:45
Description
Break
Time
11:45-12:45
Description
DNV GL service specification for technical review of solar power plants
Time
12:45-13:45
Description
Lunch
Time
13:45-15:00
Description
DNV GL service specification for technical review of solar power plants (continued)
Time
15:00-15:45
Description
Project development process
Time
15:45-16:00
Description
Break
Time
16:00-17:30
Description
Project development process (continued)
Time
17:30-18:00
Description
Questions and answers
Time
18:00
Description
Close

Day 3

Time
Description
Time
09:00-09:15
Description
Start
Time
09:15-11:15
Description
Solar resource, energy yield and uncertainty 
* Solar resource overview
* Energy modelling overview
* Uncertainty considerations
* Optimization considerations
Time
11:15-11:30
Description
Break
Time
11:30-12:30
Description
PV Project cost and LCOE considerations
Time
12:30-13:30
Description
Lunch
Time
13:30-15:00
Description
Project financing and bankability
* Development risks and mitigation
* Resource risks and mitigation
* Contractual risks and mitigation
Time
15:00-15:15
Description
Break
Time
15:15-16:00
Description
Project financing and bankability (continued)
Time
16:00-16:30
Description
Questions and answers
Time
16:30
Description
Close