Solar Energy: Photovoltaic Systems

Who is it for?

  • Design Engineers


  • Architects


  • Technicians and Professional Individuals intending to learn how to Design, Simulate, Install, and understand the Economic Viability of Solar Photovoltaic Systems


  • Estimate the effects of the position of the sun and solar irradiance on PV module performance


  • Understand the design and function of the different components of a PV-system: PV modules, inverters, DC-DC converters, batteries, charge controllers and cables.


  • Design a PV-system, ranging from a residential rooftop system to a utility-scale solar farm


  • Understand the economics of PV-systems

Course Content and Breakdown

  • In this course, you will learn how to turn solar cells into full modules; and how to apply full modules to full photovoltaic systems. The course will cover the design of photovoltaic systems, such as utility-scale solar farms or residential scale systems (on/off the grid). The course has a total duration of 5 days. You will learn about the function and operation of various components including inverters, batteries, DC-DC converters, and the grid. After learning about the components, you will gain an understanding of the main design decisions to be taken when planning a real PV installation with excellent performance and reliability.

  • Finally, you will practice modeling the performance of a PV system for different solar energy applications, and estimate the energy production of a client's potential system.

DAY 1:



• Welcoming Dinner and Introduction


• Sun Movement
• Tilt Angle
• Irradiance Modelling

DAY  2:



• PV Module Design
• Interconnection Techniques
• Electrical Properties


• Temperature Effects
• Mounting Issues
• Reliability and I-V Tests


• Maximum Power Point Tracking
• Cables and Batteries

DAY 3:



• DC-DC Converters
• Inverter Concepts and Topologies
• Inverter Grounding and Efficiency


• Load Estimation
• Grid Connect System Design
• Stand Alone System Design

DAY 4:



• PV Energy Performance Estimation (Software Based- PVGis)

• Financial Aspects
• Economic Analysis

DAY 5:

• Final Exam


To successfully complete the course, it will be required to score 65% or more in the final grade.​

The exact weight is as follows:

  • Solar PV System Design and Economic Analysis- Case Study: 15%

  • Exam- Multiple Choice Questions: 85%


Accredited by a Qualification Authority

Following increased calls from the Renewables Sector for more qualified professionals to operate in the Solar Energy industry, SOLARTECH-UK Ltd  has launched a Certified course which provides recognise Solar PV technology qualifications.

1. Official and Verified Certification:


  • Receive a certificate with the UK based CPD Group Accreditation institution logo to verify your achievement and increase your job prospects

  • The accreditation will provide you with a certain number of credits (according to hours spent) to waive some credits in a specific UK University Postgraduate Courses

2. Company Employees:

  • Build confidence

  • Demonstrate credibility

  • Keep skills up-to-date

  • Add value

  • Aid career progression

3. Company Employers:


  •  Ensures standards across the company are high and consistent

  • Promotes greater workforce engagement

  • Enhance staff commitment to job roles

  • Allow the sharing of best practice

  • Maximise staff potential

  • Improve staff morale

  • Provide a useful benchmark for annual appraisals

Visa Application 

Citizens from the European Economic Area or Switzerland do not need a visa to study in the UK. Other countries need to understand their visa options and requirements before they come to the UK. For this four weeks training (short course), the UK visa you should apply for is the Short-term study visa and you can apply for that before the training begin up to 3 months and you will only be able to come to the UK 7 days before the course start date. More details about short-term study visa and how to apply on the link below:

Please note that there are restrictions on the amount of time you can stay in the UK before and after the training course.



We do not offer accommodation for this training however, the team at SOLARTECH-UK suggests many options of high stars hotels, apartments and budget guesthouses. All that you do is following the link beside each accommodation to check distance, price and availability.



  • is the place of our event and in the heart of Cardiff’s city Radisson Blu Hotel Cardiff City Centercentre and 5 min or less! from the Cardiff central station.

  • is three stars hotel very close to the training venue ~ 3 min walking distance and located in the city Park Inn by Radisson Cardiff City Centercentre.

  • located in Cardiff city Clayton Hotel Cardiffcentre and ~ 2 min walking to the training course venue and ~ 1 min from the Cardiff central station.

  • within 1 min walking distance to the training place and in the heart of the cityCardiff Marriott Hotelcentre facing multiple restaurants and shops.


Budget Hotels (~ 5 min walking distance):








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