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15.21 Hours


Course Description​

The realm of solar has seen exponential growth in recent years, positioning it as one of the most sought-after sectors in renewable energy. This course underscores the vital role of solar design in the present and future of energy production, providing students with an in-depth understanding of both its fundamental principles and innovative tools.

Central to the course is an introduction to the intricacies of solar. Students will familiarize themselves with the nuances of designing both off-grid and on-grid solar energy systems. The course goes beyond mere theoretical knowledge, guiding learners through the advanced components of solar, including the vital role of batteries in PV systems and the protection measures essential to the longevity and efficiency of these systems.

Moreover, the course is tailored to ensure students stay abreast of the latest in solar design methodologies. By delving into modern design tools like the PVSyst Programme and employing Excel Sheets for solar, learners ensure they’re well-equipped to spearhead projects in the real world. Additionally, the inclusion of MATLAB and ETAP PV Simulation offers a comprehensive understanding of the simulation aspects of solar. As we move towards a more sustainable future, mastering solar design becomes indispensable, and this course ensures you are at the forefront of this revolution.

Learning outcome

  • Understand the foundations of solar energy systems.
  • Know the significance and role of batteries in PV systems.
  • Design both off-grid and on-grid solar energy systems.
  • Utilize PVSyst Programme for advanced PV system design.
  • Master solar water pumping systems.
  • Ensure protection measures for PV systems.
  • Engage in PV simulations using MATLAB and ETAP.


  • A basic understanding of renewable energy
  • Eagerness to learn about solar
  • Access to a computer for software and simulations

Why should I take this course?

  • Stay ahead in the booming renewable energy sector.
  • Gain insights into both traditional and modern solar design tools.
  • Boost your green credentials with a CPD-accredited certificate.
  • Learn to design solar systems for diverse applications.
  • Know the intricacies of solar water pumping and protection.
  • Access a curated curriculum packed with actionable insights.
  • Expand your skillset for a more sustainable future.

Career Path

  • Solar Design Engineer
  • Renewable Energy Consultant
  • PV System Designer
  • Energy Analyst
  • Solar Project Manager
  • Renewable Energy Researcher

Course Curriculum

Unit 1- Basics of Solar Energy System
Module 1- Introduction To PV System Construction 00:24:00
Module 2- Solar Heating, Solar Irradiation And Panels 00:38:00
Module 3- Effect of Insolation and Temperature on V-I Curve 00:05:00
Module 4- PV Installation, Short Circuit And Open Circuit Tests Using Avometer 00:15:00
Module 5- Solar Wires And Cables Installation Process 00:22:00
Module 6- Mounting Of PV System 00:04:00
Module 7- Shading and Tilt angle In Solar Energy 00:15:00
Module 8- Half Cut Cell Technology In PV System For Solar Engineering 00:25:00
Module 9- Importance Of Charge Controller In Solar Energy System 00:03:00
Module 10- PWM And MPPT Charge Controllers 00:14:00
Module 11- Understanding More about MPPT Solar Charge Controller For Solar Energy Course 00:24:00
Module 12- Junction Box In Solar Energy System 00:04:00
Module 13- Wiring of Junction Box In Solar Energy System 00:05:00
Module 14- Function, Types And Data Sheet Of Inverter 00:55:00
Module 15- Determining PV Array Maximum System Voltage 00:09:00
Unit 2- Batteries in PV System
Module 1- Construction And Types Of Batteries In Solar Energy System 00:09:00
Module 2- Charging Of Lead Acid Batteries And Hydrometer In Solar Energy System 00:07:00
Module 3- Maintenance Of Batteries And Methods Of Charging In Solar Energy System 00:03:00
Module 4- Cycle of Batteries 00:04:00
Unit 3- Components and Design of Off Grid Solar Energy System
Module 1- Off-Grid Solar System 00:02:00
Module 2- Advantages of Off-Grid Solar System 00:02:00
Module 3- Equipment of Off-Grid Solar System 00:04:00
Module 4- Selection and Datasheet of the Panel 00:04:00
Module 5- Inverter Selection 00:02:00
Module 6- Example 1 On Designing Off Grid System 00:01:00
Module 7- Determine Power Consumption Demands 00:04:00
Module 8- Size the PV modules 00:05:00
Module 9- Inverter sizing 00:04:00
Module 10- Battery Sizing 00:08:00
Module 11- Solar Charge Controller Sizing 00:05:00
Module 12- MPPT Charge Controller Sizing 00:10:00
Module 13- Example 2 Design of an OFF Grid System 00:20:00
Unit 4- Designing of ON Grid Solar Energy System
Module 1- Grid-Tied Solar System 00:03:00
Module 2- Advantages of Grid-Tied Solar System 00:04:00
Module 3- Equipment of Grid-Tied Solar System 00:03:00
Module 4- Example Design of an On Grid System 00:10:00
Module 5- PV Energy According to Area 00:02:00
Unit 5- Design of PV System Using PVSyst Programme
Module 1- Design of an Off Grid Solar Energy System Using PVSYST Program 00:28:00
Module 2- Design Of An On Grid Solar Energy System Using PVSyst Program 00:12:00
Module 3- Mega PV System Design Using PVSyst Program For Solar Energy 00:30:00
Unit 6- Solar Water Pumping System
Module 1- Introduction To Water Pumping System And Steps Of Design 00:24:00
Module 2- Solved Example On Solar Pumping System Design 00:23:00
Unit 7- Protection of PV System
Module 1- Introduction to Protection Of PV System 00:07:00
Module 2- Selection of Fuses and Protection of String 00:13:00
Module 3- Protection of Arrays 00:07:00
Module 4- Protection of Inverter 00:07:00
Module 5- Protection of Transformer 00:07:00
Module 6- Surge Protection Device 00:02:00
Module 7- Grounding of PV System 00:07:00
Module 8- Types of BusBars in PV System and Selection of BusBars 00:12:00
Unit 8- Design Using Excel Sheet
Module 1-Design Of Off Grid PV System Using Excel Sheet 00:26:00
Unit 9- Single Line Diagram of PV System
Module 1- Single Line Diagram Of PV System And Selection Of Fuses And Breakers 00:45:00
Unit 10- MATLAB and ETAP PV Simulation
Module 1- Simulation Of PV Cell In MATLAB And Obtaining V-I Characteristics 00:28:00
Module 2- Get a Complete Grid Connected PV Solar Energy System In MATLAB Simulink 00:25:00
Module 3- PV System Simulation Using ETAP Lesson 00:24:00

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