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Solar electric training programs in India

Solar Training in India
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Solar training in India are provided by the government under various solar electric training programs in India has attained fifth global position in solar power deployment. Solar capacity in India is 54 GigaWatt that was 2.6 Gigawatt in 2014.

Renewable Energy Investment Promotion and Facilitation Board (REIPFB) facilitates solar energy development projects. It helps to assist in bringing new investments in renewable energy.

India is targeting 300GW of solar capacity by 2030.  

Under free solar training courses trainees learn about understanding of renewable sources, climate change.

Highlight of Solar electric training programs is given below-

Proper understanding of basic tools, Wires, cables, and equipment
Electromagnetism are taught.

Introduction to Renewable and Solar Energy:

  • What is Renewable Energy
  • Why do we need Renewable Energies & its types Pros & Cons of Solar energy and its Applications
  • Status of Solar energy in India & Solar resource
  • Solar energy Conversion
  • Solar Radiation & its Measuring Instruments

Solar Energy & Climate Change

  • Differences of Fossil Fuel & Solar Energy
  • Effects of Solar energy with Earth’s Atmosphere & Carbon Footprint
  • Climate Change and Global Warming Action Plan for India
  • Administrative Functions And Basics Of Enterprise Management
  • Cook Stoves


Screw Drivers, Measuring tape, Wrench, Pliers, Hammers, Hacksaw, Cutters,
Chisels, Allen Keys, Hand Drill & drill bit, Try Square, Gimlet, vice, Plumb bob, Pipe
cutter, Crimping tool, Neon tester, Mallet, Wire stripper, Centre punch, Hand
grinder etc.

Electromagnetism (Electricity& Magnetism):

  • Brief Introduction to Electricity & Electrical circuits
  • Laws of Resistance, Ohms law’s, Kirchhoff’s law
  • Instrument for Measuring Electric Power
  • Magnetism, Magnetic Needle, Electric &Magnetic fields, Law of ampere, Solenoid,
  • Self & Mutual Inductance, Hysteresis loss

Wires & Cables :

  • Understanding Electrical Wire
  • Understanding Electrical Cable
  • Insulating material, Standard wire gauge, Continuity tester, Soldering.
  • Safety and its importance, PPEs, Safety Signs, Safety Slogans, Safety Rules, Fire
  • Extinguisher

Photovoltaic Technology:

  • Solar/PV cells
  • Types of Solar cells (Crystalline Silicon, Thin film, Organic Photovoltaic cell/3rdgeneration PV cell)
  • Cell, Module, String, Array
  • STC & NOCT conditions
  • Solar cell I-V Characteristics Curves
  • Factors affect the performance of solar panel
  • Difference between Solar PV and Solar Thermal Systems

Components of Photovoltaic System:

  • Solar Panels
  • Batteries, Inverter, Charge Controllers
  • Trackers, Balance of System
  • Monitoring & Metering

Types Of PV Systems:

  • PV Direct System, Off Grid System
  • Grid Connected Systems (with & without battery)
  • Hybrid System

Photovoltaic Mounting systems:

  • Roof Mounted system
  • Ground Mounted System
  • Building Integrated photovoltaic
  • Mounting as a Shade structure

PV System Design, Sizing& Installation Requirements:

  • How to Design a Solar PV system
  • PV System Sizing:
  • Determine Power Consumption demands
  • Size the PV Panels
  • Battery, Inverter, Charge Controller Sizing’s
  • Sizing System Wiring
  • Solar PV system Installation Requirements:
  • Permits & Approvals for PV installation
  • Design & Installation checklist
  • Line Diagram for Installation
  • Various Costs involved in Solar PV Project

Installation of Solar Home System

  • Site Assessment
  • Installation of Solar Module
  • Installation of Charge Controller/Regulator
  • Installation of Battery
  • Wiring of Solar Home System Components
  • Lamp, Switch & Power Socket Installation Procedures
  • Components Assembly of Solar Home Systems

Commissioning, Testing and Operation & Maintenance

  • Commissioning:
  • Final Installation checkout
  • Visual Inspection
  • System Testing & Measurements
  • Testing PV System
  • Operation & Maintenance:-
  • Monitoring
  • Troubleshooting of PV system & Common Issues
  • Safety Precautions
  • Site risk & hazard assessment
  • Safety management

Environmental Impacts of Solar system Positive Impacts

  • Air Quality Improvement
  • Sustainable Source of Energy
  • Job and Other Economic Benefits
  • Stable Energy Prices
  • Reliable Energy System

Surya Mitra Skills Development Programme

Surya Mitra skill development programme provide skills to youth and give opportunities for employment in Solar energy Power Project.

It is conductrd by Ministry of Renewable Energy & National Institute of Solar Energy.

It is a free government certificate course in solar energy-

Selection process-

Duration-90 days (600 hours)

 Eligibility: Age 18 years, Qualification — ITI

 Special consideration for Rural youth, SC/ST, Women

This training programme is availble in all states of India

List of training centers in the description box below

List of Suryamitra training centers


“Sustain & Enhance Technical Knowledge in Solar Energy”

The GSDP program is being conducted by TERI ENVIS Resource Partner in many district of India where the unemployed youth including the 10th, 12th dropouts and ITI qualified candidate were given a chance to learn about solar energy technologies under the course titled ‘Sustain and Enhance Technical Knowledge in Solar Energy Systems’.

The idea behind the course was to make the participants self-reliant and employable such that they can earn a decent living.

Total duration training depends on center which you choose.

Under this solar electric training training is given subject experts and gave practical exposure of problem solving using solar energy technologies under training programmes.

Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change Programme (“MoEF & CC ENVIS Hubs“)

It is a free Certificate Programme by Govt of India.

It is a free residential program.

Total time for training is 45 days. That is 240 hours.

Current Locations of this programme is Chandigarh, Patna, Hyderabad, and Sikkim.

10th Dropouts to Graduates can apply for this programme.

People between 40-45 years can apply for solar certificate course.

For course detail click here

The Government is proactive and has launched many initiatives and schemes including solar electric training programs & ultra-mega solar power projects scheme, solar parks scheme, solar rooftop programme, PLI scheme.

Some government schemes’ name are ultra-mega solar power projects scheme, solar rooftop program, solar parks scheme, Production Linked Incentives scheme.

Negative Impacts of Solar

  • Land use, Water use & Natural Resource use
  • Hazardous Materials & Effects of E-Waste on human body
  • Life Cycle Global Warming Emissions
  • Visual Impact
  • Discharge of Pollutants

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