The main objective of the online course Grid Connected, and Stand-Alone Photovoltaic Systems is to introduce the student in the use of photovoltaic energy in the generation of electrical energy for isolated applications (off-grid PV systems) or connected to the mains power supply (grid-tied PV systems).
This course is organized as a modular course of 6 ECTS that is structured in two main parts:
Modules 1: Grid-connected photovoltaic systems.
Module 2: Stand-alone photovoltaic systems
The first block of the course begins with the description of the elements common to all photovoltaic installations (photovoltaic modules, electronic converters, solar radiation and structures). Subsequently, the following contents are developed:
Elements and topologies of photovoltaic systems for connection to the AC power network.
Factors that affect the energy production of the installation.
Grid-connected photovoltaic inverters.
Design of photovoltaic systems with crystalline silicon modules and thin-film modules: selection of modules and inverters, wiring, protections, etc.
Technical regulations on photovoltaic power systems.
The second block of the course refers to stand-alone photovoltaic installations (off-grid PV installations). The following contents are developed in this module:
Elements and topologies of stand-alone photovoltaic systems.
PWM and MPPT charge controllers, batteries and photovoltaic inverters for off-grid installations.
Design of stand-alone photovoltaic systems operating with a DC bus, including the selection of photovoltaic modules, charge controller, PV field configuration, inverter, wiring, protections, etc.
Study of the worst month of design of a photovoltaic stand-alone system using solar radiation data in the location of the installation and energy demand of consumptions.
Photovoltaic water pumping systems.
Be a citizen or a legal permanent resident of any OAS Member states.
Have a Bachelor’s Degree (or higher) at the time of applying for the scholarship.
Have a certificate of language proficiency (if your native language is not English)
Comply with all the steps of the scholarship application process as well as with the required documents.
Be in good health condition to complete the course requirements.
APPLICANT’S PROFILE: Engineers specialized in different fields related to photovoltaic systems (industrial, electronics, electric, mechanical, civil, environmental, etc.), architects, physics, and professionals working on the field of renewable energies.
100% of Course tuition fee (Cost per scholarship recipient : USD $400)
Course Certificate issued by Universitat Politècnica de València.
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RESPONSIBILITIESOF THE SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENT:
Selected Candidates must officially accept the scholarship by completing and signing the OAS Scholarship Acceptance Form
The Scholarship Recipient is required to complete the course according with standards of the host institution.
The Scholarship Recipient shall fill in a course evaluation questionnaire which will be provided upon completion of the course.
The Scholarship Recipient cannot abandon the Program upon formally accepting the scholarship.
Except in those cases where, for unforeseeable reasons the Scholarship Recipient cannotstart or continue the course, she/he must immediately notify the OAS in writing of the reasons for her/his resignation. It will be at the discretion of the OAS to determine the validity of the case.
In the event that the OAS concludes that the reasons indicated by the Scholarship Recipient do not duly justify the withdrawal from the Study Program, the Scholar will reimburse directly to the OAS and / or the Institution the scholarship funds. Failure to do so, the Scholarship Recipient will be considered ineligible for future scholarships from the OAS or the Institution and it will constitute a reason for the OAS to undertake legal actions