Mastering PVsyst for Solar Photovoltaic Design Course


The global shift towards renewable energy sources has made solar photovoltaic (PV) systems a crucial component of sustainable energy strategies. This training course aims to empower professionals with the knowledge and skills required to master PVsyst, a leading software tool for the design, simulation, and optimization of solar PV systems. Participants will gain expertise in harnessing solar energy effectively, enabling them to contribute to the advancement of clean energy solutions.


10 days

Who Should Attend

This course is ideal for professionals involved in renewable energy, engineering, project management, and related fields, including:

  • Renewable energy project managers
  • Energy consultants and analysts
  • Electrical and mechanical engineers
  • Sustainability and environmental managers
  • Facility managers in commercial and industrial sectors
  • Researchers and academics in energy studies
  • Government and regulatory agency personnel
  • Energy-focused entrepreneurs and start-up founders

Course Objectives:

By the end of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the principles of solar photovoltaic technology and its application in energy systems.
  • Navigate the PVsyst software interface and utilize its features effectively.
  • Design and simulate solar PV systems using accurate solar irradiance and shading analysis.
  • Optimize PV system layouts, component sizing, and energy yield predictions.
  • Analyze and interpret simulation results to assess system performance and financial viability.
  • Integrate solar PV systems into various energy projects while considering technical and economic factors.
  • Implement best practices for data input, model calibration, and sensitivity analysis in PVsyst.
  • Evaluate the impact of different PV technologies, inclinations, and orientations on system output.
  • Develop comprehensive reports and presentations based on PVsyst simulations.
  • Contribute to the transition to a sustainable energy future by leveraging PVsyst for effective solar PV design.

Course Outline:

Module 1: Introduction to Solar Photovoltaics and PVsyst

  • Solar PV technology overview and significance
  • Introduction to PVsyst software and its capabilities
  • Overview of the course structure and objectives

Module 2: PVsyst User Interface and Project Setup

  • Navigating PVsyst interface and workspace
  • Setting up a new PV project and defining parameters
  • Importing meteorological data and geographic information

Module 3: Solar Resource Assessment and Energy Yield Prediction

  • Principles of solar irradiance and its measurement
  • Analyzing meteorological data for solar resource assessment
  • Predicting energy yield using PVsyst modeling tools

Module 4: System Configuration and Component Selection

  • Choosing appropriate PV module and inverter technologies
  • Sizing arrays and configuring electrical components
  • Defining system layout and orientation

Module 5: Shading Analysis and Performance Modeling

  • Understanding shading effects on PV system performance
  • Modeling shading scenarios and losses using shading tools
  • Assessing energy production and system performance under shading conditions

Module 6: Performance Optimization and Losses Analysis

  • Identifying and quantifying different types of losses
  • Strategies for minimizing losses and optimizing performance
  • Analyzing system losses in PVsyst and refining system design

Module 7: Financial Analysis and Economic Viability

  • Introduction to economic analysis and financial modeling
  • Estimating project costs, revenue, and return on investment (ROI)
  • Evaluating economic viability using PVsyst financial tools

Module 8: Simulation of Different System Configurations

  • Simulating and comparing various system layouts and configurations
  • Analyzing the impact of different design choices on performance
  • Iterative optimization using PVsyst simulation capabilities

Module 9: Advanced PVsyst Features and Tools

  • Utilizing advanced tools for detailed system analysis
  • Grid integration and performance under different grid conditions
  • Sensitivity analysis and uncertainty assessment

Module 10: Reporting and Presentation of PVsyst Results

  • Applying PVsyst to actual solar PV projects
  • Case studies demonstrating successful project design and optimization
  • Integrating PVsyst results into project proposals and reports
  • Generating comprehensive reports and presentations from PVsyst simulations
  • Communicating design concepts and results effectively to stakeholders

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Our courses are designed to challenge and inspire professionals to step out of their comfort zones and explore new horizons. Through a combination of theoretical knowledge and practical application, our programs help professionals refine their existing skills and acquire new ones, making them more versatile and competitive.

FAQs & Course Administration Details:

This training can also be customized to suit the needs of your institution upon request. You can have it delivered in our IRES Training Centre or at a convenient location. For further inquiries, please contact us on Phone: +254 715 077 817 or Email: [email protected].
The instructor led trainings are delivered using a blended learning approach and comprise of presentations, guided sessions of practical exercise, web-based tutorials and group work. Our facilitators are seasoned industry experts with years of experience, working as professional and trainers in these fields. All facilitation and course materials will be offered in English. The participants should be reasonably proficient in English.
Upon successful completion of this training, participants will be issued with an Indepth Research Institute (IRES) certificate certified by the National Industrial Training Authority (NITA).
Payment should be transferred to IRES account through bank on or before start of the course. Send proof of payment to [email protected].
Accommodation and airport pickup are arranged upon request. For reservations contact the Training Officer. Email: [email protected] Phone: +254 715 077 817.