Date:        15-16 May 2023 , 10am-6pm AEST  / Sydney Time

Delivery:   Hybrid Seminar (In-person | Online)

Venue:      Rydges or Hilton Hotel Sydney | Live Streamed via Zoom

Seminar Overview

Utility-scale PV power plants are quickly becoming the cheapest, cleanest, and most prolific energy production systems installed on the planet. This course will help participants understand how these plants work, how to install them, the engineering process, the maintenance processes and how these systems differ in different places.

Large PV systems produce large amounts of energy, and unlike smaller PV systems, a small change in performance can gain or lose millions of dollars over the long term, which is why understanding the details covered in the course can be so important.

Who Should Attend?

  • Engineers
  • Energy Analysts
  • Energy Executives
  • Energy Finance Executives
  • Renewable Energy System Developers
  • Designers
  • Utility Workers
  • Electricians
  • Professional Transitioning from Fossil Fuels to Renewables
  • People Transitioning from Smaller to Larger PV systems
  • Anyone Wanting to know more about Utility-Scale PV Systems.

Topics to be covered

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  1. PV Systems Overview
  2. PV Modules (including bifacial, half-cell, perovskite, thin film, and
    other technologies)
  3. Inverters (string and central inverters)
  4. Racking Systems (tracking and non-tracking system)
  5. Balance of Systems (BOS), Transformers and other equipment
  6. Electrical and Mechanical Design
  7. Maintenance and Troubleshooting
  8. Performance Monitoring
  9. Performance Ratio (PR)
  10. Power Quality/Power factor
  11. Finance and Power Purchase Agreements (PPA)

About the Seminar Leader

Our seminar leader has been teaching solar and energy storage classes full time for 15 years. He speaks at conferences and teaches workshops on codes, standards and the fundamentals. He has taught in the USA, China, India, Italy, Seychelles, Philippines, Mongolia, Africa, UAE, Oman, Qatar, Lebanon, Malaysia, and Canada. Besides online training, his primary focus has been teaching week-long intensive “boot camp” courses to engineers, contractors, businesspeople, executives and others looking to refine their knowledge of solar and energy storage and for some to gain new knowledge in transitioning their old skills to a new renewable economy.

He has also on a regular basis speaks at conferences, moderates panels and teaches workshops on codes and standards. He participates in the PV Industry Forum, which is an organization that comes up with new material for the National Electrical Code in the U.S every 3 years.

He has authored various technical books on solar and storage, published by Routledge:

  • Solar Photovoltaic Basics, 2nd Edition
  • Energy Storage Basics
  • Solar PV Engineering and Installation, 2nd Edition
  • PV and the NEC 2nd Edition
  • Solar PV Technical Sales

In 2014 he was the proud recipient of the IREC Renewable Energy Trainer of the Year Award and is an IREC Certified Master Trainer. He was awarded the 2019 Global Green University Online Trainer of the Year Award, the 2019 APVIA Academic Contribution to Solar Energy Award in Shanghai and the 2011 Mike Holt 1st place instructor award. In 2020 he was awarded the SNEC (China) Online Trainer of the Decade Award.

Seminar Fees (2-Day Seminar)

  • Super Early-Bird Fee

    (If payment & registrations
    are received by 16 Mar 2023)

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    ( If payment & registrations
    are received by 13 Apr 2023 )

  • Online Attendee
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  • In-Person Attendee
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  • Standard Fee

    ( per delegate )

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CPD International recognizes the value of learning in teams. Register 3 or more delegates and receive 5% off current fee. Group Discount will compound on the top of your early-bird discount fees where applicable