Solar PV Operation & Maintenance Workshop

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7th - 11th/12th September, 2015

GERMI is organizing first solar PV Operation & Maintenance Workshop- A Comprehensive Course in Solar Photovoltaic Design, Hands-on Installations, Operation and Maintenance from 7th to 11st (12th being optional / complimentary visit to Gujarat Solar Park, Charanka) September, 2015 at Gandhinagar, Gujarat.

It gives us great pleasure inviting you to the Solar PV Plant Design and O&M Workshop, a 5-day Comprehensive Workshop on Solar Photovoltaic Plant Design, and Operation & Maintenance Workshop, conducted and organized by Gujarat Energy Research & Management Institute (GERMI). The workshop is scheduled on 7 – 11 September (12 September (1 day) as an optional field visit to Gujarat Solar Park at Charanaka), 2015 at Gandhinagar, Gujarat.

Date and Venue
Course Date: 7th - 11th/12th September, 2015

Course Venue:
Gujarat Energy Research and Management Institute, 1st Floor, Energy Building,
Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University Campus, Raisan,
Gandhinagar - 382007 Gujarat, 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
  • Extensive hands-on training and field visits with focus on PV plant O&M
  • Practical demonstration of solar PV module manufacturing and quality control process

Key takeaways

  • In-depth knowledge of basics, various components of a photovoltaic power plant
  • Rigorous class room and practical sessions encompassing fundamental to advance design principles.
  • Software based learning and practice for roof – top and utility scale power plants.
  • Hands-on experience on site survey, resource assessment, solar PV roof-top installation and O&M on 1 MW SPV plant
  • In-depth knowledge of Quality control and performance demonstration on live module manufacturing unit.
  • Case-study on innovative solar PV plants installed in Gujarat.
  • Visit to PV module manufacturing unit and witnessing of module testing.
  • Site visit and study of a MW-scale PV Power Plant.
  • Hands-On: site survey tools, weather measurements, photovoltaic system installation.
  • PV Syst: Comprehensive learning of an industry-standard software.
  • Solar PV Module Manufacturing: Practical demonstration of manufacturing process and quality control.

Who should attend?

  • Technical professionals from private and public sectors, and governments.
  • Photovoltaic design and project engineers.
  • Engineering Entrepreneurs exploring the field of solar PV Design and O&M.

Course Fee
The fee per participant is INR. 48,000/- (plus 14% 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 14% service tax)

1 to 2



3 to 5


51, 984/-

6 to 10



Registration Deadlines
The deadline to receive completed registration form along with course fee is 3rd September, 2015. Seats will be available on first-come-first-served basis.

GERMI has negotiated discounted rates with the following nearby hotels, including complementary breakfasts, and airport pick-up/drop facilities with some. Participants are requested to arrange for accommodation on their own; however, please feel free to contact us for any assistance. Pick up and drop between hotels and programme venue would be arranged by GERMI. Please feel free to contact Ms. Sandhya Radhakrishnan, Admin Dept-GERMI (Email: ; Mob: +91 8141800172) for booking assistance.



(Rs. Per Night) 

Complimentary Breakfast

Airport Pick-up / Drop-off

Distance from Venue

Blu Hotel

Near Panchvati Cross Roads, Off C.G. Road, Ambawadi, Ahmedabad, Gujarat 380006

Ms. Anamika Sigh,  Assistant Manager - Sales
Mo: +91 90999 28955

Executive Room Single : Rs. 5000
Double : Rs. 5500
(Inclusion of taxes, complimentary breakfast and one major meal)

Yes Yes


ComfortInn Sunset

Next to S. V. P. International Airport
Airport - Gandhinagar Road, Hansol, Ahmedabad –382 475

Mr.Ghanshyam Goplani, Sales Head
Mo: +91 99252 31974

Deluxe Room
Single: Rs. 2800 + taxes
Double: Rs. 3500 + taxes





Hotel Isher International Block C, Swagat RainforestComplex-I,
Opp. City Pulse, Airport-Gandhinagar Road,  
Gandhinagar-382 421

Mr. Laxman Singh, Manager
Mo:91 9725010034

Deluxe Rooms
Suite Rooms

(Inclusive of taxes)




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 Information
Ms. 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; Fax: +91-79-23275380

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.