Introduction to PVSyst – Energy Estimation & Optimisation

This is an Introductory level course. If you have prior experience with PVSyst, you may enrol in Advanced Understanding and Applications of PVSyst by clicking here

Why become a Solar Designer?

The role of a Solar PV Design Engineer is to design a solar PV system that is efficient, optimized, minimizes losses, durable and generates the right returns for the client. The reports generated and expertise of a Solar PV Design Engineer are extremely important while carrying out preliminary planning of power plants, financial assistance and so on.
Design experts are in great demand in the market today as the solar PV market is developing at a rapid pace and the preliminary expertise of a Solar PV Design Engineer is required to create the right plants.
All design experts are well versed with multiple solar design software like SketchUp, Helioscope, PVSyst as each software has its own use case, advantages and applications.

What is PVSyst?

PVSyst is a downloadable software and tool that is used to estimate and optimize the energy output of a solar PV plant.
PVSyst is considered to be the industrial standard as a solar design tool. As a software, PVSyst allows the user to simulate the energy output, losses, analyse shadings, carry out financial estimations, probability reports, and use many more features. Users of PVSyst can simulate the potential energy performance of a power plant, after having specified information such as location, meteo data, components to be used, arrangement, budgets and so on.
The main results to be derived from PVSyst reports are the total energy production, performance ratio, specific energy and gains/losses involved in the simulation. The final report produced from a PVSyst simulation plays a key role in the proposal to be submitted to potential clients.

PVSyst as a software is extremely feature-loaded and broad. For the same reason, Reojob has created two separate curriculums – Introduction to PVSyst and Advanced Applications and Understanding of PVSyst.

How should you prepare for this class?

Instructor Profile

Mr. Shalve Mohile, your instructor for this course, is a freelance solar PV design engineer with an experience of over 5 years in designing and building solar projects, with various system configurations including on-grid, off-grid and micro-grid systems.
With expertise over PVSyst, Helioscope, Aurora and AutoCAD, Mr. Shalve has previously worked as a design engineer with companies like Tata Power and the Ravin Group. As a freelance design engineer and consultant, he works with clients across India, Australia, US and Germany and is also an experienced trainer in the field.

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Course Syllabus

Day 1
  • Basics of Site Assessment (Site feasibility and technical due diligence)
  • Purpose and factors to consider.
  • Desktop and On-Site Assessment.
  • Understand the impact of solar irradiation, tilt angles and other variables on PV production.
  • Overview, and comparison of various simulation software available.
  • Advantages and disadvantages of using simulation software.
  • Introduction to PVSyst.
  • Basic algebra, geometry, and trigonometry calculations (e.g., area, slope, inter-row shading, wind loads)
  • Key terminologies to be understood in PVSyst.
Day 2
  • Creating a new project.
  • Choosing/creating a weather file for the location.
  • Importing components.
  • Setting design conditions.
  • Orientation parameters.
  • Design parameters.
  • Choosing modules/inverters.
  • Using MPPT/string features.
  • Horizon, explanation and importing from meteonorm.
  • 3D shading scene.
Day 3
  • Detailed loss parameters: Analytical explanation about each loss parameter.
  • Prepare a budgetary quotation.
  • Simulation, explanation and discussion of final result, loss graph and report.
  • Understanding final result
  • Energy Generation Analysis
  • Performance Estimation
Language: English

Usage of audio-visual aid:

Study material:
Reading material and class recordings provided.
You will need to have a laptop/desktop/mobile/tablet with a stable and strong internet connection to have a seamless and uninterrupted class experience. You do not require a webcam or a microphone.

We strongly recommend that you attend the course with a notebook and pen to make important notes and a pair of headphones to ensure the best audio.
Upon placing your order, you will be contacted by our Support Executive to help you complete the booking. The payment will be made over Razorpay - our payment gateway partner. All national and international cards are accepted.
You will have online access to the class video recordings for a period of 7 days. These videos are not downloadable. After the examination, you may access the class recordings on an on-demand basis.
After completing the in-class learning, you will have 7-10 days to revise the course material through the documents and class recordings provided.

Post which, you will have 3 days` time to complete a 60 minute Online Test and submit a solved Case Study Assignment. The evaluation of the same will take 5-7 working days and results will be announced shortly after.
Yes. Upon successfully clearing the Online Test and Case Study Assignment, all candidates are awarded a Reojob Certificate of Completion.
If you have attempted both [Online Test and the Case Study Assignment] and have failed to clear either of the two, you will receive a seat in the next batch of the course, at no additional cost, to allow you to learn better.
After the in-class experience, the instructor will be available to clear your doubts and concerns over chat and mail until you complete your examination. We also schedule phone calls with the instructors on request.
Read our Cancellation and Refund Policy here.

Candidates looking to book multiple seats can get in touch with the Support Team for the best deals and prices available.

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