Solar photovoltaic

Two-day training course providing an overview of the main points for developing a solar photovoltaic project and in more detail the design of a photovoltaic solar plant.


Robert Rawlinson-Smith Robert Rawlinson-Smith
Business Lead, Bladed
Solar asset testing

Training Information

  • Duration:

    2 days

  • Date:

    To be determined

  • Location:

    To be determined

Solar Power is now one of the fastest growing sectors in the world’s electrical power industries. This course looks at the key factors that need to be addressed by professionals working in the solar photovoltaic energy business. By splitting the course into two days, DNV GL can address key areas of consideration in both an introductory and advanced form that aims to satisfy a wide range of needs.

The first day: Introduction to solar photovoltaic energy provides an overview of the main points you need to consider in developing a solar photovoltaic project, covering evaluation, resources and production. On the second day (Advanced course on solar photovoltaic energy) we take a more detailed look at some of the key areas relating to the design of a photovoltaic solar plant. 


Course outline

Day 1:  Introduction to solar photovoltaic energy

Solar resource 

Irradiation data, temperature 

Study data 


Measuring equipment 

Measured variables


Collection and processing of data

Photovoltaic technologies 

Modules and inverters 


Differences in arrangements

Production Assessment 

Power calculation 



Pre-feasibility approaches 

Solar resource vs. temperature 

Impact of wind farms 


Performance ratio

Energy calculation method 

Data sources 

Introduction to software 

Case studies


Day 2:  Advanced course on solar photovoltaic energy

Photovoltaic market 

Country focused 

The world

Quality project structure 

What risks should be assessed 

How contracts should be managed 

Design and technology - benefits 

Considerations for O&M with different technologies

Project development considerations 

Necessary equipment certification 

Tests to perform to ensure quality 

Procurement contracts 

Good building practices

Operation approaches 

Typical failures 

Technical maintenance 

Performance evaluation 

Risks and safety


Who should attend?

Industry professionals wishing to broaden their knowledge; individuals or companies involved in PV solar energy; and professionals of any discipline entering the industry and seeking specific skills, such as: Project Managers, Developers, Civil and Structural Designers.