SEMI India

SEMI India
in technical collaboration with
the National Centre for Photovoltaic Research and Education (NCPRE) at IIT Bombay

Short Course on

"Small Scale Solar Photovoltaic Systems"
July 10, 11 & 12, 2014
Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu


India’s growth in grid connected PV to well over 2GW of generation capacity is complemented by huge opportunities for small scale PV systems in a variety of applications from home/rural electrification to mini grids and solar water pumping.

Attend this short course to get an introduction and grounding in the technology, components and system integration aspects of small scale solar PV systems.

The short course is suitable for:

  • PV System Integrators
  • Entrepreneurs and individuals interested in working in the area of PV, PV system design, installation and deployment
  • Practicing engineers interested in understanding PV and PV systems
  • Engineers from adjacent electronics areas with an interest in solar PV
  • Researchers, academics interested in PV

Please note that while there will be some introductory content, the program is targeted mainly for a technical audience.

Course Outline and Schedule
This schedule below is tentative. Please check back here for final details.

July 10, Thursday
  • 0930-1000 Short Course Introduction
  • 1000-1100 Basics of Solar Radiation
    Prof. Chetan Singh Solanki, Dept. of Energy Science & Engg, IIT Bombay
  • 1130-1300 Basics of Solar Cells and Modules
    Prof. Chetan Singh Solanki, Dept. of Energy Science & Engg, IIT Bombay
  • 1415-1515 Basics of Charge Controllers & MPPT Converters
    Prof. BG Fernandes, Dept. of Electrical Engineering, IIT Bombay
  • 1530-1630 Basics of Standalone Inverters & Inverter/Chargerss
    Prof. BG Fernandes, Dept. of Electrical Engineering, IIT Bombay
  • 1700-1800 Microgrid Solar PV Systems
    Prof. Suryanarayana Doolla, Asst. Prof., Department of Energy Science and Engineering, IIT Bombay
July 11, Friday
  • 0930-1030 Basics of Batteries and Storage
    Brajesh Kumar Sinha
  • 1100-1200 Solar PV Pumps and Drives
    Bhagawan Gnanapa, SmartTrak
  • 1215-1315 Luminaries & Drivers
    Vijay Kumar Gupta, Kwality Photonics
  • 1430-1600 Small PV and Solar Pump System Sizing
    Vaman Kuber, NCPRE
  • 1630-1730 Home Electrical PV System Sizing Exercise
    Vaman Kuber, NCPRE
  • 1900-2100 Industry Networking Dinner (Tentative)
July 12, Saturday
  • 0930-1030 Case Study of Home Electrical PV System
    P. Kumar, Zynergy Solar, Chennai
  • 1100-1200 Case Study of Solar PV Water Pumping System
    Speaker to be announced
  • 1200-1300 Case Study of a Mini Grid System
    Prasad Kulkarni, Gramoorja
  • 1430-1530 Policies, Incentives & Financials of Small PV Systems
    Prasanna K., Moser Baer
  • 1530-1630 Open Discussion, Certificates and Wrap-up

 Short Course Registration Fees

Short Course Fees*
Industry Professionals / Individuals Government / Academic Institutions Students
Rs 14000 Rs 8000 Rs 4500

*12.36%  services tax extra, Group discount on  3 or more attendees from the same company

The National Centre for Photovoltaic Research and Education (NCPRE) at IIT Bombay ( was launched in 2010 as a part of the Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission of the Government of India. The objective of the center is to be the one of the leading Photovoltaic (PV) research and education centers in the world within the next decade. The NCPRE website is:

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July 10, 11 & 12, 2014

PSG Institute of Advanced Studies, Avinashi Road, Coimbatore

Registration Closed

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SEMI India:
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