Training on Solar Panel Assembling For I CONNECT Members
The Department of Physics organized a one-day Hands-on Training on Solar Panel Assembling for the I CONNECT members. This workshop was conducted in Mithradam Renewable Energy Centre, Aluva on 3rd Feb 2018. Twenty four students and two faculty members, Ms. Minu Pius and Ms. Frincy Francis, attended the workshop.
The workshop provided a training on assembling and installation of PV Array, Determining the effect of Tilt angle and Load on the VI characteristics of the Solar module, Determining the suitable PV module for the application etc. Let’s see how to assemble and install PV Array in brief.
How to Assemble and install PV Array
- Before installing read the installation guide.
- Frame a safety plan.
- Structure your staging area and logistics.
- Gather the tools you will want.
- Calculate and install the mounts.
- Lodge the tracking and equipment grounding wire.
- Install microinverter (if applicable), then the modules.
- Ascend central inverter (if using one), junction box and other electrical devices.
- Install conduit.
- Pull the wire and make all the electrical connections.
- Affix all required safety/danger labels.
Determining the effect of Tilt angle and Load on the VI characteristics of the Solar module.
It is very important to investigate the tilt angle of the module. The tilt angle of the PV module is the angle measured between the PV module and a horizontal surface, or the angle measured between the PV module and a vertical surface. Modules at different tilt angles show a deviation in VI characteristics.
Determining the suitable PV module for the application.
Many companies have now begun embedding electronics into PV modules. This would enable in performing maximum power point tracking(MPPT) for each module individually and the measurement of performance data for fault detection and monitoring at the module level. As of about 2010, such electronics can also compensate for shading effects. Module performance is generally rated under standard test conditions.
This workshop helps the students to understand the working principle of solar panels as well as the practical uses of it.