Wednesday, 7 June 2017

PV Project Management Trtaining at IST

Advance Certificate in PV Technology and Business Management 

Who can join in this Training?
Start-ups, entrepreneurs, engineers, project managers and officers from project developers, implementing agencies and EPC companies involved in development of solar power projects.

Coordinates all of the workers and materials involved in a solar installation, managing time and budgets, and translating between engineers, system designers, and installers in the field.

IST Trainers:

      1.       MR. UTPAL DUTTA
B.E (Electrical), Ex. HOD, Electrical Engg in Rajenrdranath Polytechnic, Durgapur

      2.       SK ABDUL MOYEZ
M. Tech, IIT Kharagpur, Ph. D (Cont.), University of Calcutta, Research in Perovskite Solar Cells

Columbia University Associate Research Scientist

15 years experience in Quality Control Department in a Lead Acid storage battery ( SOLAR battery)

Renewable Energy Engineer, Msc, EE and RE from University of Leeds, UK
Engineer Renewable Energy, 155MW Solar Power Project, Independent Engineering for 181MW Wind Power Project

      6.       SANJIB ROY
Solar Panel Installation Technician Trainer - Awarded by NSDC, Govt of India.

      7.       TANAY SARKER
Post Graduate Diploma In Renewable energy,
Govt. Certified Trainer of Solar PV Installer (Suryamitra), Solar PV Installer-Electrical, Solar PV Installer-Civil

B. Tech in Electrical Engineering, M.Sc Renewable Energy (Pursuing )
Govt. Certified Trainer of Solar PV Installer (Suryamitra), Solar PV Installer-Electrical, Solar PV Installer-Civil

What will you learn?

Candidates will benefit from additional training in systems design and construction management.


Unit: 2 Unit Code: PPM (PV Project Management)
  •    What is Project ?
  •     Project Management, Project Management Processes
  •     Project Management Knowledge Areas - Develop Project Charter, Develop Project Management Plan, Manage Project Work, Monitor and Control Project Work, Perform Integrated Change Control, Close Project or Phase
  •     Project Scope Management
  •     Project Time Management, Bar charts
  •     AOA, CPM, PERT
  •     Project Cost Management, PV, EV, BCWS, AC, EAC, CPI, ETC, CV, SPI, VAC
  •     Project Quality Management
  •     Project Human Resource Management
  •   Project Communications Management
  •   Project Risk Management
  •   Project Procurement Management
  •   Project Stakeholder Management
  •   Project vs Operational Work
  •   Project Stakeholders
  •   Detailed Site Analysis, Basic Engineering
  •   Technology Selection
  •   Due Diligence Services in PV Projects
  •   Yield Projection, PV Performance Projection
  •   Implementing MW Solar Power Plants - Action Framework
  •   Getting a PPA for a MW Solar Power Plant
  •   EPC Selection for a MW Solar Plant
  •   Designing and Construction
  •   Decision regarding Owner's Engineer and O&M
  •   Commissioning of the Plant
  •   Soft copy of Model Project DPR submitted by every student


  1. Deep understanding of solar energy systems
  2. Personnel and resource management
  3. Active listening
  4. Coordination, time management, and multi-tasking
  5. Complex Problem Solving
  6. Budgeting and Planning
  7. Troubleshooting
  8. Communicating with subordinates and customers
  9. Judgment and decision making
  10. Operation monitoring and quality control analysis
  11. Software proficiency
  12. Familiarity with construction tools and technology

Tuesday, 23 May 2017

3 Days Workshop on Renewable Energy at Asansol Engineering College

3 Days Workshop on Renewable Energy

India’s power sector
Thermal power plants' capacity utilization to drop to 48% by 2022, From 2017, thermal plants have to go clean
Generation Capacity of RE in India
Introduction with Photovoltaic Solar Energy
Physic of Solar Cell
Solar Resources for Photovoltaic System
Introduction with PV System Components

Introduction with PV System Components - Battery
System Calculation & Flow up Installation Process
Safety for PV System Workers
"Practical on Shadow & Tilt angle effect,
Practical on Site Assessment "

Job Opportunity in Renewable Energy Sector
Business Opportunity in Renewable Energy Sector
Market Size, Investment Scenario, Government Initiatives, 

Saturday, 11 March 2017

Solar Training March 2017 at IST Howrah India No 1 Institute for Solar Training

Institute of Solar Technology (IST) was established to provide practical skills and impart stronger work ethics among students through experiential learning and vocational training. With additional skill based training programs available, IST strengthens the local communities' overall human resource capacity through advance higher education, short and long term job oriented coursework. Such coursework includes formal and vocational training programs including the newly initiated Renewable Energy, mainly PV Solar Power Entrepreneurship course.

Ashley Harold Huxham from Colombia, South America Join at IST Howrah to complete Hands-on Practical Training on Photovoltaic Solar Technology. 

Friday, 10 February 2017

Payback Period of Rooftop Solar PV Systems

Payback period of a rooftop PV system can simply be defined as the time taken by which the initial investment made for the system will be recovered from the savings it makes.

Most PV systems come with a warranty period of 25 years. So while calculating the potential savings, we’ve to consider a span of 25 years.

Solar Energy Payback Period Illustration When you consider the above definition of solar energy payback period, upon some reflection it becomes apparent that the payback periods for solar PV systems can differ widely from one region to another.

Take the following steps to calculate your payback period:
  1. Determine combined costs. Subtract the value of up-front incentives and rebates from the gross cost of your solar panel system.
  1. Determine annual benefits. Sum up your annual financial benefits, including avoided electricity costs and any additional incentives.
  1. Divide your combined costs by your annual financial benefits. The result will be the number of years it will take for you to achieve payback. Every month of savings after that point in time should be counted as a financial gain!
Calculate your Solar System Payback Period - 

Determine Your Combined Solar Costs

To understand your solar payback period, you must first calculate your initial system expenses.
This, of course, includes the costs of all of your equipment, including the photovoltaic panels, the inverter and mounting hardware. If your system is not grid-connected, you must also factor in the costs of your battery bank and charge controller.
And, of course, remember to add any installation charges to your total as well.
Now, subtract any financial incentives you received. Taking advantage of local, state tax credits and rebates can reduce your investment costs by up to 50 percent, bringing your combined costs down by thousands.

Determine Your Annual Financial Benefits from Going Solar

Your electric bills will be lower as a result of using solar energy — possibly much lower, depending on the size of your PV panel array.

If you are staying tied to the utility grid, multiply this average by the percentage of your home electricity the solar system will provide. 
If your photovoltaic system generates more energy than your household consumes, you may even earn a profit through a process called net metering.
Net metering regulations require the utility company to pay you the retail rate for the excess electricity your solar array produces. Because this varies by location, check with your local electric utility provider to determine the current net metering rate.

Calculate Your Solar Payback Period

Now, armed with this information, you can estimate the payback period for your solar energy system.
Simply take your total combined costs and divide by your annual financial benefit amount. You’ll have an estimate of the number of years it will take to reach the point when your photovoltaic system has paid for itself.
Other factors, including solar radiation levels, the weather and the costs of financing can also affect your payback period.
INSOEN Power specializes in helping customers in their quest for cost savings and energy independence. Contact with INSOEN Power to arrange a complimentary consultation. We can help you identify the payback period for your solar energy system.

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