Advance Certificate in PV Technician / Engineering

Skills you need to succeed in green energy and sustainability jobs
As the demand for renewable energy continues to increase, the industry is looking to recruit high-caliber candidates to drive green energy business forward. As a project manager you would be involved in coordinating the development and construction of large scale solar PV projects throughout the public and private sector.

The scope as an engineer in this sector is vast with engineering roles being found in mechanical, electrical, civil, and environmental, focusing primarily on research and development. Engineering also plays a crucial role in the creation of new technologies which is an essential component in the green energy sector.

Skills for Green Energy

For a professional looking to move into this sector, a good understanding of the industry which will include the current issues, trends and characteristics typically encountered in this type of work is important.

Skills gains from IST for Solar Energy Systems Engineers

Importance Skills
  Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
  Complex Problem Solving - Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
  Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
  Mathematics - Using mathematics to solve problems.
  Science - Using scientific rules and methods to solve problems.
  Time Management - Managing one's own time and the time of others.
  Service Orientation - Actively looking for ways to help people.
  Systems Analysis - Determining how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect outcomes.
  Systems Evaluation - Identifying measures or indicators of system performance and the actions needed to improve or correct performance, relative to the goals of the system.
  Negotiation - Bringing others together and trying to reconcile differences.
  Quality Control Analysis - Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.
  Troubleshooting - Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.

Knowledge gains from IST for Solar Energy Systems Engineers

Importance Knowledge
  Engineering and Technology - Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services.
  Design - Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.
  Building and Construction - Knowledge of materials, methods, and the tools involved in the construction or repair of houses, buildings, or other structures such as highways and roads.
  Physics - Knowledge and prediction of physical principles, laws, their interrelationships, and applications to understanding fluid, material, and atmospheric dynamics, and mechanical, electrical, atomic and sub- atomic structures and processes.
  Software - Knowledge of PV Sumulation software, including applications and programming.
  Mechanical - Knowledge of machines and tools, including their MMS designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
  Customer and Personal Service - Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
  Sales and Marketing - Knowledge of principles and methods for showing, promoting, and selling products or services. This includes marketing strategy and tactics, product demonstration, sales techniques.
  Administration and Management - Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
  Law and Government - Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process.
  Public Safety and Security - Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions.
  Economics and Accounting - Knowledge of economic and accounting principles and practices, the financial markets, banking and the analysis and reporting of financial data.

Certificate will be Awarded by

Institute of Solar Technology, A Unit of Global Advanced Training & Educational Trust, Regd. under NCT New Delhi, Govt. of India


  • ITI Pass
  • B.E / B.Tech, Diploma
  • Minimum Educational Qualifications: 10th Pass, ITI Pass
  • Minimum age 18 years, No Upper Age bar


English, Hindi & Local Language
(Book & Online Examination in English)

Duration: 1 Month


E-Learning Content for Self Learning:

We provide access to our Learning Management System (LMS) that includes resources from e-books, assignments, Audio-Video links and web-links from our online E-Library. The LMS is accessible via smart phones and tabs, and is available in our E-Library website.

Live Interactive Classes:

Our expert faculty members take session on each paper that is delivered through live webinar sessions. These sessions are joined by students from India and Abroad. Key concepts, case studies and real life examples are discussed. Students also get chance to clarify their doubts / academic clarifications. If by any chance you miss these live classes, don’t worry, the recorded sessions are uploaded in the E-Library/LMS.

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Core Syllabus:

Unit: GAEM

Global and Indian Solar Energy Scenario
Global and Indian Energy Scenario
  • State Energy Policy
  • Classification of Energy Resources
  • Renewable Energy Systems
  • Environmental Impact of Energy Systems

Unit: BEE

Basic Electrical Engineering

  • Electric Circuits - Voltage, Current, Resistance
  • Ohm's Law, Measurement Units, Power, Horsepower, Energy
  • Electric Circuits - Closed. Open, Short, Series, Parallel Circuit
  • Cable and Wire, Color coding of wires, Solar Cable,

Unit: PPS

Solar Panel/Module Technology
Know about PV Solar Module, Technical Specification, Best Module selection
  • Introduce with up to date Module Technology
  • Technical Parameters of PV Module

Unit: SRA

Solar Resource Assessment

  • Solar Resource Assessment
  • Energy generation prediction
  • Solar Radiation, Module Tilt Angle Scale
  • Site Survey for project feasibility

Unit: BOS-1

Solar plant Balance of System (BOS) - Part 1

  • Basic Components of a Solar PV System
  • Cable size - DC Voltage & Current in PV Systems, Rated current & voltage

Unit: BOS-2

Solar plant Balance of System (BOS) - Part 2

  • D.C. Plug and Socket Connectors - DC Isolator, DC Combiner Box, Junction Boxes, Different Parts of JB, AC isolator, AC Distribution Box
  • Basic Components of a Solar PV System
  • Basic Components of a Solar PV System

Unit: BOS-3

Solar plant Balance of System (BOS) - Part 3

  • String Fuses, Selection of Fuse, Earthing of solar plant
  • Grounding System, Surge Protection, Lightning Protection
  • Basic Components of a Solar PV System

Unit: BOS-4

Solar plant Balance of System (BOS) - Part 4

  • Inverter - Micro, String, Central, Stand Alone, Grid Tie, Pure Sine Wave

Unit: BOS-5

PV Batteries

  • PV Batteries, Battery capacity,
  • Battery Charging Current and Battery Charging Time, Three Stage Battery Charging,

Unit: BOS-6

PV Battery Selection Calculation

  • Battery Selection and Sizing
  • Battery Maintenance, Battery Efficiency

Unit: RPP-1

Rooftop Solar Power Plant Calculation & Design - Part 1

  • Calculation of Rooftop System
  • Energy generation calculation
23+ E-Book for self study

Unit: RPP-2

Rooftop Solar Power Plant Calculation & Design - Part 2

  • Site Selection at customer's house
  • Equipment Selection & calculation

Unit: RPP-3

Rooftop Solar Project Costing - Part 1

  • System Costing, Funding Model, Loan Model

Unit: RPP-4

Rooftop Solar Project Costing - Part 2

  • Return of Investment (ROI) calculation
  • Training & Documentation for your client

Unit: MWPD-1

Most efficient MW solar power plant design - Part 1

  • Project site consideration
  • Govt. Policy for Solar Project

Unit: MWPD-2

Most efficient MW solar power plant design - Part 2

  • Online & offline Project Pre-feasibility Study

Unit: MWPD-3

Most efficient MW solar power plant design - Part 3

  • Online & offline Project Pre-feasibility Study

Unit: MWPD-4

Most efficient MW solar power plant design - Part 4

  • Calculation of MW system

Unit: MWPD-5

Most efficient MW solar power plant design - Part 5

  • PV Simulation Software

Unit: MWPD-6

Most efficient MW solar power plant design - Part 6

  • Equipment Selection & calculation
  • Project Estimate, costing

Unit: PFM-1

Financial modelling and calculation of profitability - Part 1

  • Project feasibility Study
  • Detail Project Report (DPR) Making

Unit: PFM-2

Financial modelling and calculation of profitability - Part 2

  • Return of Investment (ROI) calculation
  • Project Permiting

Unit: PM-1

Project Management - Part 1

project management ensures the system delivery in the best desired timeline, quality, and budget. This role involves attention to details and coordination between different teams in terms of what steps to take next in the process.
  • Negotiating with a solar company
  • Vendor Selection
  • Client Presentation

Unit: PM-2

Project Management - Part 2

Project management tackles the methodology required for planning, scheduling, and managing resources including manpower and materials. In order for a project manager (PM) to be able to achieve that task, he/she should be qualified to prepare a plan that meets the requirements as specified in the contract with the PV system owners.
  • Risk assessment
  • PPA negotiation

Unit: PM-3

Project Site Management

  • Safety for workers and equipment
  • Project Flow chart
  • Installation of Solar Power plant
  • Operation and Maintenance of solar power plant

Unit: MSME

Entrepreneurship Guide for MSME

  • Legal Aspects of Entrepreneurship, Intellectual property rights (IPR)
  • MNRE Policy
  • Business Model

Course Fee:

Online Live Class Fees: USD 500 $

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Very good training, Deeply knowledge about all the solar Equipment and also practically knowledge . Good knowledge . and our sir helps lots of during the course . and give extra knowledge about solar project . In lab we got up briefly knowledge about the all equipment . how to connect series and parallel combination . and how to install Solar project on the site .  

- Abhishek Sharma,
Maintenance Engineer at Jupiter Solar Power Limited

Faculty has in-depth knowledge ready to resolve the queries. The lab is adequate as per training requirements. very satisfactory. 

- Ashwani Singhal,
Dy. General Manager at Kohler India Corporation Pvt Ltd

The course is good. Most important things about IST training is Solar in-depth analysis, solar panels installation Practical sessions.  

- B. Raja Narendra,
Associate Professor at MIC College of Technology

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