A comprehensive course in Solar Photovoltaic Technology

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8th to 13th September, 2014


It gives us great pleasure inviting you to the Solar Power Professional Workshop, a 6-day Comprehensive Workshop on Solar Photovoltaic Design, Technology and Application, conducted and organized by Gujarat Energy Research & Management Institute (GERMI). The workshop is scheduled from 8th to 13th September, 2014 at Bhubaneswar, Odisha.

Date and Venue
Course Date:   8th to 13th September, 2014

Course Venue:
Hotel Hindusthan International, Bhubaneswar
A-112, Janpath Unit 3, Kharvel Nagar
Bhubaneswar 751001, India

Course Contents
The workshop will be conducted in a ‘participative mode’ wherein each session builds upon the previous. Topics covered during the course duration will be:

  • Fundamentals of solar energy
  • PV plant and system design principles, engineering and construction
  • Performance study of solar PV projects
  • Industry-standard software training
  • Project finance, economics and policy environment
  • Extensive hands-on training and field visits

Key takeaways

  • In-depth knowledge of basics, various components of a photovoltaic power plant such as photovoltaic modules, inverters, charge controllers, batteries, switchyard, SCADA, structures, and so on.
  • Photovoltaic system types, design philosophy, principles, examples and calculations.
  • Hands-On: site survey tools, weather measurements, photovoltaic system installation.
  • PV Syst: Comprehensive learning of an industry-standard software.
  • Project management, economics and finance of projects, solar policies.
  • Visit to PV module manufacturing unit and witnessing of module testing.
  • Site visit and study of a MW-scale PV Power Plant.

Who should attend?

  • Senior administrators and decision makers in the private and public sectors, and governments.
  • Photovoltaic design and project engineers.
  • Entrepreneurs exploring the field and value chain of solar energy.
  • Professionals from stakeholder industries such as banking, accounting, architecture, etc.

Course Fee
The fee per participant is INR. 48,000/- (plus 12.36% service tax). The workshop fee includes technical content, participant kit, field visits; day time snacks and lunch for the course duration.
The fee does NOT include dinner and accommodation.

Payment towards the course fee can be made through demand draft / cheque drawn in favor of “Gujarat Energy Research and Management Institute” payable at Gandhinagar. Bank transfer facility is also available.

Important Notes:
 (1): All participants are kindly requested to bring along a laptop computer as they will be taught a computer simulation programme as a part of the training.

Concessions would be offered to Private Organizations nominating participation in groups. Government/ PSU employees and full time students would be offered 10% discounts on the course fee and group concessions will not be applicable to them.

Number of participants


Fee per participant
(INR 48,000/- plus
12.36% service tax)

1 to 2



3 to 5


51, 236/-

6 to 10



Registration Deadlines
The deadline to receive completed registration form along with course fee is 2nd September, 2014. Seats will be available on first-come-first-served basis.

GERMI has negotiated discounted rates with the following hotel(s), and the rates include complementary breakfasts, and dinner buffet. Accommodation is not included in the workshop fee, and should be managed independently by the participant. Please contact Mr. Chandra Mani Bittu at the Hotel Hindusthan International, Bhubaneswar (Email: fombbsr@hindusthan.com  Mob: +91 9937290558) for reservations and availing discounted rates for hotel rooms.

Hotel Address Rates*
(Rs. Per Night)
(Inclusive taxes)
Hotel Hindusthan International Bhubaneswar

Hotel Hindusthan International, Bhubaneswar
A-112, Janpath Unit 3, Kharvel Nagar
Bhubaneswar 751001, India
Web: http://www.hhihotels.com/hotel-bhubaneswar/

Single: 3,100/-
Double : 4,000/-

1) Participants are encouraged to book their rooms at the earliest as the availability may be limited.
2) The indicated rates are negotiated by GERMI and are subject to the availability of rooms. The hotels may change their rates without notification to GERMI, and hence may not be reflected here. GERMI does not take any liability towards the indicated or actual rates of the hotels.

Contact InformationMs. Narinderjit Kaur Sethi
Deputy Manager
Gujarat Energy Research and Management Institute
1st Floor, Energy Building,
Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University Campus
Raisan, Gandhinagar – 382007, Gujarat.
Phone: +91-79-23275370, +91-8141800167
Fax: +91-79-23275380
Email: training-solar@germi.org

About the Organizers:

The Gujarat Energy Research and Management Institute (GERMI), an ISO 9001: 2008 certified institute, is a centre for excellence in industry learning, research & development, and education.  GERMI is set up to develop human resource assets to cater to the renewable and non-renewable energy sectors, improve knowledge base of policy makers and technologists, and provide a competitive edge to leaders to compete in the global arena.  GERMI is promoted by Gujarat State Petroleum Corporation (GSPC) Ltd., an undertaking of the Gujarat Government. GERMI is designated as a Scientific and Research Organization (SIRO) by the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research (DSIR), Govt. of India.