Course: Grid-connected and Off-grid Photovoltaics

renac renewables academyRegistration deadline: 13 July 2015
Language: English
City: Berlin
Country: Germany
Institution: Renewables Academy AG (RENAC)
Course link: Grid-connected and Off-grid Photovoltaics 

Description: This training covers all aspects of planning, installation, maintenance, quality management and monitoring of both grid-connected and off grid PV systems. Additionally, non-technical issues such as legal aspects, economics and financing will also be discussed. The course is structured in a way that participants with little or no technical experience can develop an understanding for PV technology so that they can assess PV projects from a technical perspective.


  • Solar resource and PV systems
  • PV cells and modules 
  • Electricity output and shading
  • Inverters and inverter-chargers
  • Grid connected system design 
  • Electrical installation and grid-connection 
  • Economic assessment of PV plants 
  • PV off-grid components 
  • PV-off-grid system design and commissioning 
  • Solar water pumping: Wiring diagram exercises, solar water pumping systems, wiring configuration exercises, solar Pathfinder / shade analysis

Contact details:

Dr. Emilienne Tingwey
Phone: +49(0)30-526 895 882
Email: tingwey[at]