WORKSHOP: Solar Installation and Design Dos and Don'ts
Attendees will learn the basics of what is required to design and install a standalone solar system, particularly solar PV roof-top systems. Real life examples will be used, such as the installation of a PV system for a single family, stand-alone home, with minimum available grid support. The topic will include the review of project documents including site plans, electrical drawings, and manufacturer installation instructions.
Also, methods to construct a PV array support structures and install DC and AC wiring and equipment will be discussed. Proper electrical labelling of cables, system testing, commissioning procedures and performance verification will also be covered. Safety measures for both the installer and the PV system user will be detailed. In this course, it is assumed that attendees have an electrical engineering background.
Dr. Tajudeen H. Sikiru, Electrical Engineer Lecturer, Ahmadu Bello Univeristy, Zaria; MD, Rana World Tech