PVInstaller Training – National certification Programme for Rooftop SPV.

Do you want to became a skilled solar PVInstaller..?

If Yes, It’s a perfect opportunity for you.. Let’s join National Certification programme for Rooftop Solar Photovoltaic Installer at India’s award-winning Solar training institute GERMI. 

 

About the Organizers
             Gujarat Energy Research and Management Institute (GERMI) is a recognized as a center for excellence of SCGJs Skill Council for Green Jobs) 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.

Date and Venue
Course Date: 18-28 June, 2018.
Duration       : 11 Days
Course Type: Non-residential

Course Venue
Gujarat Energy Research and Management Institute,
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:

  • Understand the basics of electricity and solar energy,
  • Survey a rooftop solar PV installation site,
  • Understand all equipment related to the rooftop solar PV system,
  • Design a rooftop solar PV system as per Customer’s requirements as well as appropriate codes and standards,
  • Prepare the necessary technical documents related to the design, installation and operation of the rooftop PV system,
  • Install a rooftop solar PV system based on the relevant designs and drawings,
  • Operate and maintain a rooftop solar PV system including identification and troubleshooting of faults,
  • Ensure safety while installation and operation of the rooftop PV system,
  • Undertake project management for installation of a rooftop solar PV system,
  • Understand necessary formalities with authorities for applications, submissions, approvals, interconnections, inspections, certifications, commissioning, etc.,
  • Prepare preliminary techno-commercial proposals for Customers.

Who should attend?

  • 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.
  • Engineering faculties and students.

Note – Eligible participants will also be certified by skill council for green job’s, Govt. Of India.

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The 10th Guangzhou International Solar Photovoltaic Exhibition 2018.


The 10th Guangzhou International Solar Photovoltaic Exhibition 2018

(PV Guangzhou 2018)

Date: August 16th-18th, 2018

Venue: China Import & Export Fair Complex

Address: No. 380, Yuejiang Zhong Road, Guangzhou, China

Website: pvguangzhou.com


 

  • Review of PV Guangzhou 2017

On a show floor of 20,000㎡, over 300 exhibitors gathered for the show, including LONGi, SAJ, CSG, Yingli Solar, Ginlong, INVT, Allgrand, Reille, Avolt, Sofarsolar, Goodwe, Growatt, Moso, SRNE, Topray, Amerisolar, Osaka Vacuum, 304 Industrial Park, and etc. 88% exhibitors were content with the show, especially with the improved buyer quality. Many of them even booked their booths on site for 2018.

  • Why PV Guangzhou 2018?

Strongly supported by Guangdong Government, The government goal is to produce 400 million kilowatts. From photovoltaic power generation in 2020,based on 100 million kilowatts in 2015. To encourage the development of PV industry, the government will provide financial support for the key enterprises, innovative projects and photovoltaic application demonstration project.

PV Guangzhou owns a lot of loyal exhibitors, buyers and professional media and they are the reasons to make PV Guangzhou become the perfect bridge for your business trip fruitful! So It’s the best platform for both domestic and overseas companies to seek business opportunities and further development in South China.

  • Preview of PV Guangzhou 2018

As the largest and most influential PV trade show in South China, PV Guangzhou 2018 is going to double its show floor to 40,000sq.m, with 600 quality exhibitors displaying state-of-the-art PV technology! With an ever-expanding global database of up to 500,000 entries and over 300 media partners worldwide, we are very confident to make 2018 another banner year for PV Guangzhou!

Exhibition scope

−       Photovoltaic Production Equipment: silicon rod silicon block silicon ingot production equipment, silicon wafer production equipment, battery production equipment, solar panels/modules production equipment, film version of the battery production equipment, and etc.

−       Production Technology & Research Equipment: photovoltaic cells, related PV components, PV raw material, PV project and system, and etc.

−       Solar Application Products: solar street lamp, lawn lamp, yard lamp, beacon lights, agricultural insecticide lamps, chargers, lights, traffic warning lights and other solar information display screen.

If you don’t want to miss out on this grand event, then please mark its date and venue, and register!

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Off-Grid stand-alone photovoltaic system Basic Design with technical specification.

As we know stand-alone (off grid) photovoltaic system is powering loads that are not connected to the utility grid.

Few main advantages is Gain energy independence & Access to electricity or reduce diesel generator costs for your home. Let’s first we focused on Technical Specifications of BOM.

  1.  PV MODULES – PV modules must conform BIS Standards IEC 61215 / IS14286/IEC 61730. Each PV module must use a RF identification tag (RFID), which must contain the Month and year of the manufacture (separately for solar cells and module), Country of origin (separately for solar cells and module), I-V curve for the module, Peak Wattage, Im, Vm Temp. for the module.
  2. BATTERY BANK – The batteries shall be solar photovoltaic batteries of flooded electrolyte, low maintenance, lead Acid. The Storage batteries should conform IEC 61427 / IS 1651 / IS 13369 as per specifications. There must be Battery protection panel and contain suitable wooden rack, hydrometer, thermometer, cell tester and connecting leads etc.
  3. Power Conditioning Units (PCU) – PCU refers to combination of Solar charge controller and inverter and shall be supplied as integrated unit. PCU should conform IEC 61683, IEC 60068 as per specifications. while selecting PCU we must have to consider Switching device, Input voltage from PV array, Protections eg. (Short circuit protection, Input under voltage / Deep discharge of battery, Input surge voltage protection, Over current,  Battery reverse polarity protection etc.), Cooling, Sine-wave output with THD at full load UPF and nominal input voltage, AC charger input & %Regulation.
  4. Charge Controller Unit (CCU) – The charge controller, controls the output of the solar array and prevents the batteries from being overcharged. There are two basic types available a PWM and a MPPT. Charge Controller Unit shall be dual input type from SPV & Grid Main Supply, however the input is fed from a SPV panel only for battery charging. The charge controller shall be preferably PWM type employing IGBT switching elements. Charge controller should conform IEC 62093 / IEC 60068 as per specification. while selecting CCU we must know following, Protections – (Short Circuit, Deep Discharge, Input Surge Voltage, Over Current (load), Battery Reverse Polarity, Solar array reverse polarity) Also there is requirements of following indication (String ‘ON’, Main ‘ON’, Charging ‘ON’, 80% Charged, 100% Charged, Charger Overload, Battery On Trickle. Battery disconnected / Fault Battery Reverse Polarity, Low Solar Power, System Fault and Charger over Temperature and Input Over / Under Voltage (for AC).
  5. DC DISTRIBUTION BOARD (DCDB) – A DCDB shall be provided in between PCU and Solar Array. It shall have MCCB of Suitable rating for connection and disconnection of array section. It shall have meters for measuring Array voltage and Array current.
  6. Inverters – Inverters shall be of very high quality having high efficiency and shall be completely compatible with the charge controller and distribution panel. Inverter should conform IEC 61683, IEC 60068 as per specifications. while selecting inverter consider following – Nominal Capacity (KVA/Kwp), Input Voltage, Efficiency, Overload Capacity, Regulation, Total Harmonic Distortion may be Less than 3%, Protection – (Over Voltage both at Input & Output, Over Current both at Input & Output, Over Frequency, Surge voltage inducted at output due to external source.)
  7. Cables & Wirings – Cables shall be conforming to IEC 60227/ IS 694 & IEC 60502/ IS 1554 & Voltage rating – ( 1,100V AC, 1,500V DC). For the DC cabling, Solar Cables, XLPE or XLPO insulated and sheathed, UV stabilised single core flexible copper cables shall be used. Multi-core cables shall not be used And For the AC cabling, PVC or XLPE insulated and PVC sheathed single or multi-core flexible copper cables shall be used. Generally above 5kwp system the minimum DC cable size shall be 6.0 mm2 copper. The minimum AC cable size shall be 4.0 mm2 copper. In three phase systems, the size of the neutral wire size shall be equal to the size of the phase wires. The following colour coding shall be used for cable wires: − DC positive: red (the outer PVC sheath can be black with a red line marking)  − DC negative: black  − AC single phase: Phase: red; neutral: black  − AC three phase: Phases: red, yellow, blue; neutral: black  − Earth wires: green.
  8. Earthing and lightning protection – Earthing is essential for the protection of the equipment & manpower. Two main grounds used in the power equipment’s are (System earth & Equipment earth). System earth is earth which is used to ground one leg of the circuit. For example in AC circuits the Neutral is earthed while in DC supply +ve is earthed. And equipment earth all the non-current carrying metal parts are bonded together and connected to earth to prevent shock to the man power & also the protection of the equipment in case of any accidental contact. The Earthing for array and distribution system & Power plant equipment shall be made with GI pipe and GI strip.
  9. MODULE MOUNTING STRUCTURE – Hot dip galvanized iron mounting structures may be used for mounting the modules / panels / arrays. The Mounting structure shall be so designed to withstand the wind speed of 150 km/ hour. The mounting structure steel shall be as per latest IS 2062: 1992 and galvanization of the mounting structure shall be in compliance of latest IS 4759 with thickness of 80 microns as per IS 5905. All fasteners shall be of Stainless steel – SS 304. The foundation for Module Mounting structures shall be 1:2:4 PCC Construction and must take care there shall be minimum necessary clearance between ground level and bottom edge of SPV modules.

Let’s we Look forward about steps to basic design of solar off-grid system.

 

Step 1 – Determine the Total Load.

As we know the Electrical energy usage is normally expressed in watt hours (Wh) or kilowatt hours ( kWh ).

( power of the appliance – W) x (Number of hours per day it will operate – Hours/day) =                 ( Energy consumed by that appliance per day – WH/day.)

To determine the daily energy usage for an appliance, multiply the power of the appliance by the number of hours per day it will operate. The result is the energy (Wh) consumed by that appliance per day.

Step 2 – Determine the sizing PCU & Battery bank.

  • As we know System voltages are generally 12, 24 or 48 Volts. The actual voltage is determined by the requirements of the system.
  • For example, if the batteries and the inverter are a long way from the energy source then a higher voltage may be required to minimise power loss in the cables. In larger systems 120V or 240V DC could be used, but these are not typical household systems.

Note – The recommended system voltage increases as the total load increases. For small daily loads, a 12V system voltage can be used. For intermediate daily loads, 24V is used and for larger loads 48V is used.

Step 3 – Determine the sizing of SPV needed.

The size of the PV array should be selected considering seasonal variation of  – solar irradiation & the daily energy usage, Battery efficiency etc

The basic formula is Array Size Needed = (Load) x (MPPT Controller Loss) / (Sun Hours).

  • For general calculation to determine number of modules in series, divide the system voltage by the nominal operating voltage of each module.
  • For general calculation to determine the number of strings in parallel, the PV array output current required (in A) is divided by the output of each module (in A). 

Note – Number of modules connected in series & parallel is depending upon system designer.

  • Step 1 – Determine the Total Load.

AC Load Example, 230Vac

Load 1 – 100W x 4 Hours/day = 400 WH/day.

Load 2 – 50W x 6 Hours = 300 WH/day

Load 3 – 100w x 3 Hours/Day = 300 WH/day

Total Load = 1000 WH/day @ 230Vac.

  • Step 2 – Determine the sizing PCU & Battery bank.

Proper battery bank sizing is important for the operation of the SPV. The basic calculation for this step is

Calculation 1

(Load AH/day) = (Load WH/day) / Base Battery Voltage

(Load AH/day) = (1000) / 24V = 41.66 AH/D @ 24V

Calculation 2

(AH Battery Bank Size Needed) = (Load AH/day) x (Days of Autonomy) / (Max DOD)

(AH Battery Bank Size Needed) = (41.66 AH/D) x (2) / (0.80) = 104.16 AH @ 24V of Battery Needed.

Let’s say we have 150AH, 12V Battery, we need two batteries in series connection.

Calculation 3 – Solar charge controller – It’s calculate based on PV module specification. If we consider

Pm = 100Wp, Isc = 6 Amps, Voc = 16.7Vdc.

Solar charge controller = (3 Pv Module * 6A) x 1.3 = 23.4 A i.e we select 30A, 12V charge controller.

Calculation 4Selection of inverter 

Selection of Inverter depends on factors such as cost, surge requirements, power quality and for inverter/chargers, a reduction of the number of system components necessary. The selected inverter should be capable of supplying continuous power to all AC loads AND providing sufficient surge capability to start any loads that may surge when turned ON.

From the Total load  (energy) assessment , a selected inverter must be capable of supplying 400VA continuous with a surge capability.

  • Step 3 – Determine the sizing of SPV needed.

Array Size Needed = (Load) x (MPPT Controller Loss) / (Sun Hours)

Array Size Needed = (1000 x 1.10) / (4) = 275 watts of solar modules is needed.

If we using a 100 watt module we need 3 solar modules.

Conclusion :-

1) SPV – 100wp – 3Nos.

2) Battery required – 150AH, 12V. – 2 Nos.

3)Charge Controller – 12V, 30Amp.

4)Inverter – 400VA or greater. Other BOM as per system requirement.

Note – it’s just a simple design.. For bigger load we also have to consider different parameters as per requirements.

 

 

Online survey – ‘Electric Mobility’ by 2030


 ‘Electric Mobility’ by 2030  – India has set its foot on the path to ‘Electric Mobility’ by 2030 and there have been many initiatives taken by the central and the state governments to promote Electric Vehicles. Like Maharashtra Government, Gujrat Government etc..


In line with the Government of India’s vision of achieving 100 percent e-mobility by 2030, National E-Mobility Program has been launched in the country. The program is aimed at providing impetus to the entire e-mobility ecosystem, including the vehicle manufacturers, charging infrastructure companies, fleet operators, and service providers.
–  Gujarat EVs Scheme – Battery Operated Vehicle (BOV) Program 17-18 for five cities (Gandhinagar, Ahmedabad, Vdodara, Rajkot, Surat & their Urban Development Area) – Click Here
This transition to ‘Electric Mobility’ will significantly be driven by YOU as a private vehicle owner. Your perceptions, beliefs and vehicle choices will play a significant role in aiding the future decisions that India takes towards this venture.
In the light of this, as a part of her masters research, Harsimran (an M.Tech student from TERI currently interning with Shakti Foundation) invites you to participate in this online survey – Click Here for Online Survey
The data collected would provide useful information on the Electric Vehicle (EV) debate in our country today, and help inform future efforts in this field.  All responses, including any personal information you provide, will be kept strictly confidential.

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Intersolar Study Program 2017, Mumbai.


INTERSOLAR STUDY PROGRAM 2017,  Thursday, December 7, 10:30am–12:25pm, Bombay Exhibition Centre (BEC), Goregaon East, Mumbai.


Inter solar India is India’s Largest Exhibition and Conference for the Solar Industry. It takes place again at the Bombay Exhibition Centre (BEC) in Mumbai from December 5–7, 2017.

This year during exhibition and conference one of the interesting event is introduce by Intersolar Team, specially for Students as a side events ~ Inter solar Study Program 2017.

Note ~  The Study Program is free of charge, entrance with valid student ID only.

At this year’s Intersolar Study Program at Intersolar India in Mumbai, two renowned speakers offer insights into the latest trends and developments of the solar industry. Inter solar Study Program Aim is to share, aware And connect students Via sharing information about latest trends and developments of the solar industry & how students Play important role in building sustainable green future. As we know the Solar industries is growing up rapidly as well as each and every day there is new innovative technology coming in market & there is huge employment generation possibility.

By considering above points  i think each & every students who looking forward opportunity in RE sector,  must attend Inter solar Study Program. As the number of participants is limited, we recommend registering as soon as possible. Your ticket gives you also access to the exhibition on all three days. https://www.messe-ticket.de/INTERSOLAR/ISI2017/Shop (Section: Side Events and Workshops)

Date –  Thursday, December 7, 10:30am–12:25pm

Venue – Bombay Exhibition Centre (BEC), Hall 1 Western Express Highway, Goregaon East, Mumbai 400 063, India

Program Details

10:30am – Welcome Note by the organizer Dr. Florian Wessendorf, Managing Director, Solar Promotion International GmbH

10:40am  –Energy Storage Systems & Applications, Jeyaseelan Arockia Vimal, Senior Manager, Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy

11:00am – Discussion

11:15am – Quality and Safety of Solar PV Power Plants, B.S. Arun Kumar, Head Renewable, TATA PROJECTS LIMITED

11:35am – Discussion

For more details visit https://www.intersolar.in

Looking forward to meet you at Intersolar Exhibition.

 

National Power Portal – A centralised platform for all the information related to power sector.


National Power Portal: a centralised platform for collation & dissemination of all the information related to power sector for the convenience of DISCOMS as well as the citizens of the country .


Shri R.K. Singh, Minister of State (IC) for Power and New & Renewable Energy, launched the National Power Portal (NPP)here today. The portal may be accessed at http://npp.gov.in.

ABOUT NPP

NPP is a centralised system for Indian Power Sector which facilitates online data capture/ input (daily, monthly, annually) from generation, transmission and distribution utilities in the country and disseminate Power Sector Information (operational, capacity, demand, supply, consumption etc.) through various analysed reports, graphs, statistics for generation, transmission and distribution at all India, region, state level for central, state and private sector.

The NPP Dashboard has been designed and developed to disseminate analyzed information about the sector through GIS enabled navigation and visualization chart windows on capacity, generation, transmission, distribution at national, state, DISCOM, town, feeder level and scheme based funding to states. The system also facilitates various types of statutory reports required to be published regularly.The Dashboard would also act as the single point interface for all Power Sector Apps launched previously by the Ministry, like TARANG, UJALA, VIDYUT PRAVAH, GARV, URJA, MERIT.

NPP is integrated with associated systems of Central Electricity Authority (CEA), Power Finance Corporation (PFC), Rural Electrification Corporation (REC) and other major utilities and would serve as single authentic source of power sector information to apex bodies, utilities for the purpose of analysis, planning, monitoring as well as for public users. The system is available 24×7 and ensures effective and timely collection of data. It standardized data parameters and formats for seamless exchange of data between NPP and respective systems at utilities.

The stakeholders of NPP are Ministry of Power (MoP), CEA, PFC for Integrated Power Development Scheme (IPDS), REC for Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana (DDUGJY), other power sector utilities in government as well as private sector, Apex Bodies, other government organizations and public users. The Nodal Agency for implementation of NPP and its operational control is CEA. The system has been conceptualized, designed and developed by National Informatics Centre (NIC).

For more information Click here

Start-up Challenge – Solar Chulha.

Solar Chulha Challenge

Background

ONGC announced a Rs 100 crore Start-up fund on its 60th foundation day, i.e. on 14th August 2016 to foster, nurture and incubate new ideas related to energy sector. The initiative, christened as ‘ONGC Start-up Fund’, is in line with the ‘Start-up India’ initiative launched by the Hon’ble Prime Minister of India on January 16, 2016.

‘ONGC Start-up Fund’ shall cater to start-ups in the “Energy Sector” and will provide the entire support chain including seed capital, hand-holding, mentoring, market linkage and follow-ups. The aim of ‘ONGC Start-up Fund’ is to increase the contribution of fresh implementable ideas in the oil and gas sector by creating an ecosystem that is conducive for promoting innovation and growth of the startups.

On the occasion of Pd. Deendayal Upadhyay’s birth anniversary on 25th September 2017, Hon’ble Prime Minister has exhorted ONGC to take up a challenge to work towards making an “efficient electric chulha (stove)”, which would enable cooking using the solar power (the text of the Ho’ble PM speech is placed at Annex. 1). Inspired by the words of Honble Prime Minister, ONGC is launching a public innovation challenge to seek innovative solutions for development of Solar Chulha.

Need for a Solar Chulha

About 700 million people in India live in households that cook every day with simple chulhas using locally gathered biomass for fuel. This results in substantial air pollution exposures in and around the households but is also an important contributor to outdoor air pollution- estimated to be responsible for more than 25% of the country’s outdoor air pollution. These exposures are estimate to result in the premature death of more than 8 lakh Indians each year, with the greatest risk for women and young children. In addition, gathering biomass fuel often requires many hours per week that could be put to more productive activities and in some parts of the country contributes to land degradation and deforestation.

Approaches to clean household cooking are thus urgently needed to supplement the promotion of LPG now occurring nationally so that everyone can benefit. Fully extending grid electrification, as is planned by the GOI, offers one option in conjunction with solar supplementation to avoid stress on the grid from cooking, which occurs daily at the same time in most communities. This can only happen, however, if appropriate solar-powered electric cook stoves with battery support can be developed. They can be used in a stand- alone form if no grid electricity is available, or in a hybrid form to supplement power coming through electrification schemes.
Solar cooking involves converting and controlling the sun’s heat and light energy on site to cook food. Being clean and not requiring the gathering or purchase of fuel, solar energy also has the attractions of being renewable and locally available. The main disadvantage of past solar cooking techniques is that they have no ability to store energy and most households are not able or willing to cook when the sun is high in the sky, when the devices can provide sufficient power for important cooking tasks. Solar energy storage in the form of steam or hot oil is used for institutional cooking in India, for example in ashrams or schools, but is too expensive and complex for households.

ONGC Innovation Challenge – Solar Chulha

ONGC is organising a challenge to develop at reasonable cost an effective and versatile solar-powered stove system that

  • Cooks both at night and during the day,
  • Can be used for all cooking processes (boiling, steaming, frying),
  • Is safe and easy to use,
  • Is built with materials that are available easily and can be disposed of safely,
  • Can be mass produced to achieve good quality control and economies of scale, and
  • Can be used independently or in conjunction with some power from the grid.

The deliverables and boundary conditions of the proposed challenge are as follows:


Description of the Solar Chulha Challenge

ONGC invites Entrepreneurs/Scientists/Researchers (as individuals or in groups) with interest in innovation, to participate in the Indigenous Development effort on Design, Development and Demonstration of Solar Chulha, suitable for indoor cooking of Indian food (including frying, baking and chapati making).

1. The broad performance features expected from Solar Chula among other things include:

  • Solar Chulha should work on solar energy (solar thermal or PV) or any other renewable energy as source of energy which can be easily accessed or made available in any house hold kitchen.
  • It should be possible to keep the chulha all time inside the kitchen for cooking purposes (including frying, baking and chapati making), similar to traditional commercially available cook stoves which work on LPG or other fuels.
  • It should be possible to use the Solar chulha on need basis any time during the day/night (24X7) basis.
  • It should be suitable for built up of materials which are easily available and can be disposed safely and can be mass produced with economies of scale.
  • It can be used independently or in conjunction with the grid, as the case may be.
  • The solar chulha must meet safety requirements for use in any house hold.
  • It should be able to provide sufficient meals for a family of five. During the night time it will work on stored energy with energy storage, having a life of around 2500 cycles.

2. The estimated cost of the solar chulha along with the energy source preferably not exceed Rs. 10,000/- per unit. ( For a volume of few lac units).


Eligibility

1. The Challenge is open to Entrepreneurs/Scientists/Researchers (as individuals or in groups) with interest in innovation.

2. The following persons and their immediate relatives cannot participate in the Challenge:

  • An employee of ONGC directly involved in execution and evaluation of the Challenge.
  • A member of the Evaluation panel, Experts and Jury for the Challenge.

3. In addition, young students from academic and research institutions, can also participate through the 3rd National Competition 2017, on Design, Development and Demonstration of Solar Chulha, suitable for indoor cooking of Indian food (including frying, baking and chapati making), announced by  ONGC Energy Centre, which has been set up by ONGC to undertake or assist/collaborate in research for developing and/or improving the energy mediums  and sources, especially in clean and renewable energy options. (Please see details at http://www.ongcindia.com/wps/wcm/connect/ongcindia/home/ongc-energy-centre under News/Tenders/Advertisement tab – 3rd National Competition 2017).

For Application Formats & General Guidelines, Terms and Conditions Click here.

GERC Amends Solar Pv Rooftop Net-Metering Regulations in Gujarat.


GERC (NET-METERING ROOFTOP SOLAR PV GRID INTERACTIVE SYSTEMS) (FIRST AMENDMENT) REGULATIONS, 2017


The Gujarat Electricity Regulatory Commission (GERC) released the GERC Net-Metering Rooftop Solar PV Grid Interactive Systems (First Amendment) Regulations 2017. These Regulations shall extend to the whole of the State of Gujarat. These Regulations shall come into force with effect from the date of their publication in the Official Gazette.

As per “The Principal Regulations”  maximum Rooftop Solar PV System capacity to be installed at any Eligible Consumer’s premises except Residential Consumers shall be upto a maximum of 50% of consumer’s sanctioned load/contract demand; whereas in case of Residential Consumers, the Rooftop Solar PV System capacity shall be irrespective of their sanctioned load/contract demand.

For Inter connection Agreement between Distribution Licensee and Solar Rooftop PV project owner, Net Metering Inter Connection Agreement of the “Principal Regulations”  Consumer other than Residential Consumer shall ensure capacity of Rooftop Solar not to exceed 50% of his contract load/demand/sanctioned load during initial 2 years of the connectivity agreement; whereas in case of Residential Consumers, the Rooftop Solar PV System capacity shall be irrespective of their sanctioned load/contract demand.

For more details Click Here

Inter solar Study Program, Bombay Exhibition Centre (BEC) in Mumbai from December 5–7, 2017


Inter solar Study Program, Bombay Exhibition Centre (BEC) in Mumbai from December 5–7, 2017.


Inter solar India is India’s Largest Exhibition and Conference for the Solar Industry. It takes place again at the Bombay Exhibition Centre (BEC) in Mumbai from December 5–7, 2017.

This year during exhibition and conference one of the interesting event is introduce by Inter solar Team, specially for Students as a side events ~ Inter solar Study Program.

Note ~  The Study Program is free of charge, entrance with valid student ID only.

Inter solar Study Program Aim is to share, aware And connect students Via sharing information about latest trends and developments of the solar industry & how students Play important role in building sustainable green future.

As we know the Solar industries is growing up rapidly as well as each and every day there is new innovative technology coming in market & there is huge employment generation possibility.

By considering above points  i think each & every students who looking forward opportunity in RE sector,  must attend Inter solar Study Program. As the number of participants is limited,  as soon as possible complete your registration process.

  • To register Visit ~ https://www.intersolar.in

Solar PV Intensive Technical Training Course, Intersolar Mumbai – 2017


Solar PV Intensive Technical Training Course,

Intersolar India, December 5 – 6 , 2017 11:00 am – 06:00 pm.


Sean White’s Solar PV Intensive Course will be fast paced and cover a large amount of information. Students are recommended, to plan on being alert and taking good notes.

Sean White’s Solar PV Intensive Course will cover the system components of various types of PV systems, including grid-tied and battery based systems. We will understand how to connect the components together and to the utility grid. We will cover electrical wiring, connections and voltage drop. On this day we will also look at the mechanical design of PV systems and common ways of installing ground mounted and roof mounted PV systems in a way to boost PV system energy production. Additionally we will cover operation and maintenance of PV systems and how to troubleshoot solar photovoltaic systems.

This course will cover the equivalent of five days of material in two days. At the end of the class, the White House Solar Certification exam will be administered and students successfully completing the exam will receive a digital certificate by email.

All students will also receive a digital certificate of completion, which may be printed and framed. Your instructor is based in the US and teaches solar PV classes internationally on a regular basis.

Dates & Hours – Tuesday, December 5, 11:00am-6:00pm Wednesday, December 6, 11:00am-6:00pm

Pricing – Two days course: INR6,000, One day course: INR3,500

For registration Click Here