Power and renewables

Introductory course to solar PV and PV power plants - DSO edition

Solar PV power plant

A one day introductory solar course for Distributed System Operators (DSO's) covering the technical basics and the development process of PV power plants.

This one day solar course covers the technical basics of solar PV, starting with a PV module up to a PV power plant. Specially for DSO's we will focus on typical aspects of the interface between PV power plants and the electricity grid. Contrary to our "standard" introductory course on Solar PV, less emphasis will be on the cost aspects. In the first part of the course you will get an introduction to quality assessment of PV components and power plants. The second part of the course focuses on the PV project life cycle and the trainees are taken through the development phases of a large scale PV power plant.  In this 'DSO edition' we emphasize on the role of the DSO and discuss the challenges and solutions that solar power plants bring to them.

Course outline:

  • Technical basics of PV power plants
    - the PV module
    inverters
    - foundation & mounting structures
    - PV power plant design
    - SCADA system

  • PV power plants in the electricity grid
    requirements for generators
    - other grid support functions
    - possibilities of curtailment

  • Quality aspects
    overview of IEC standards
    - PV modules standards and testing
    - inverter standards and testing
    - quality in PV power plants

  • PV life cycle focus
    feasibility
    - development
    - pre-construction
    - construction
    - O&M

  • Role-play: experience situations market actors find themselves in
  • Q & A session and topics to be addressed resulting form participating in the course

For more information, please refer to the leaflet.

This one day course is designed for employees of DSO's who are relatively new to the field of
solar PV. For those who have already some experience with PV projects and who are looking for a two day course, we have developed a two day deep dive training course


Who should attend?

This course is designed for DSO's to obtain a certain basic technical knowledge about solar PV and learn more about the development process of PV power plants. 

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Irene Heunks
Irene Heunks

Manager Energy Academy

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Language:

English

Duration:

1 day

This one day solar course covers the technical basics of solar PV, starting with a PV module up to a PV power plant. Specially for DSO's we will focus on typical aspects of the interface between PV power plants and the electricity grid. Contrary to our "standard" introductory course on Solar PV, less emphasis will be on the cost aspects. In the first part of the course you will get an introduction to quality assessment of PV components and power plants. The second part of the course focuses on the PV project life cycle and the trainees are taken through the development phases of a large scale PV power plant.  In this 'DSO edition' we emphasize on the role of the DSO and discuss the challenges and solutions that solar power plants bring to them.

Course outline:

  • Technical basics of PV power plants
    - the PV module
    inverters
    - foundation & mounting structures
    - PV power plant design
    - SCADA system

  • PV power plants in the electricity grid
    requirements for generators
    - other grid support functions
    - possibilities of curtailment

  • Quality aspects
    overview of IEC standards
    - PV modules standards and testing
    - inverter standards and testing
    - quality in PV power plants

  • PV life cycle focus
    feasibility
    - development
    - pre-construction
    - construction
    - O&M

  • Role-play: experience situations market actors find themselves in
  • Q & A session and topics to be addressed resulting form participating in the course

For more information, please refer to the leaflet.

This one day course is designed for employees of DSO's who are relatively new to the field of
solar PV. For those who have already some experience with PV projects and who are looking for a two day course, we have developed a two day deep dive training course


Who should attend?

This course is designed for DSO's to obtain a certain basic technical knowledge about solar PV and learn more about the development process of PV power plants. 

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Location
Arnhem, the Netherlands
Language
English
Fee
EUR 750 early bird; EUR 850 regular fee
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