Solar PV Systems Essentials


The aim of this course is to provide a good understanding of an off-grid (SAPV) and on-grid (GCPV) Solar Photovoltaic system which is used as renewable energy throughout the world. This course will help one to identify what are the basic components required to form a Solar PV system At the end of this course, the participants will be able to

Have better understanding on Off-Grid and On-Grid PV systems

Develop basic idea on designing simple Off-Grid and On-Grid PV system

Understand the laws and standards required for PV systems installation

Understand and practice the required OHS standards


This course is intended for people with some basic knowledge of Electricity.


Structured Activities - Simulation and Demonstration

For each of the topic covered, the students are first taught the basic concepts. The principle of operation and its practical implementation are then covered. Series of hands-on activities will be conducted to facilitate the learning. Demonstrations will be conducted and explanations will be given to lead the participants into various applications of the PV systems. Participants will then perform hands on activities to explore and describe components, functions and applications of the PV systems.



Day 1

1 Explanation of Basic Ohm's Law

1.1 Voltage

1.2 Amperes

1.3 Power terminology


2 Photovoltaic’s Terminology & Connections

2.1 Cells, modules & Panels

2.2 STC (standard test condition)

2.3 NOCT (normal operating cell temperature)

2.4 Module efficiencies and Temperature Coefficient of Voc/Isc

2.5 How to install PV panels on rooftops

2.6 What direction to place the PV panels

2.7 Series or parallel connections


3 DC Solar Charge Controllers

3.1 PWM (pulse width modulation) Chargers

3.2 MPPT (maximum power point tracking) Chargers

Day 2

4 DC to AC Solar Inverters

4.1 Off-Grid Type

4.2 On-Grid Type


5 Battery Storage

5.1 Comparison of Lead Acid versus Lithium Polymer batteries

5.2 DC12V, DC24V, DC36V, & DC48V

5.3 Series / Parallel connections

5.4 Battery Sizing.


6 DC circuit breakers

6.1 Isolator Switches

6.2 MCB (main circuit breakers)

6.3 CP (circuit protectors)

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Duration 2 days
Member Fee RM 1,924.00
Non-Member Fee RM 1,924.00
PSMB Scheme
SMECorp Funding -

Price is inclusive of 6% GST

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Dates Venue
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