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Welcome to Solar PV Basics Certification Program

Course Registration

Register for the solar basics certification program at a discounted fee of INR 590 (not INR 2,360). The discounted fee is applicable only for the first 100 registrations. You will get a mail from us with steps to access the course within 24 hours of registration.  


About this Course 

[ Duration: 3 weeks | 4 to 6 hours per week ]


Solar Power Plants are now everywhere. Whether you are an engineer or a business buyer or a home owner who is considering solar power plant for your home, you need to understand the basics of Solar Power Plant. In our Solar Basics Certification Program, we are going to cover the basics of Solar Power Plant including key components of solar power plant, key drivers of solar, metering policies, product selection, basic design, installation and maintenance.


This online course is designed as 15 modules, and will help you find answers to the following questions: 

  • What are the key components in a Solar Plant?

  • What are the different types of Solar Power Plant? 

  • What are the risks and benefits of Solar Power Plant?

  • What is net-metering, gross-metering and net-feed in tariff? 

  • How do you choose different components of a Solar Power Plant such as Solar Module and Solar Inverter ?

  • How can you estimate the Solar Power Plant Capacity required for a facility from the electricity bill?

  • What are the key considerations for selecting a Solar Installer? 

  • What are the key considerations for maintaining a Solar Power Plant? 

Course Material

15 Instructor videos (161 minutes) | 15 Readings | 3 Practice Questionnaires

How to get the Solar PV Basics Certificate from Cares Renewables?

The candidates who complete this  course and the practice questionnaire at the end of each week, will be eligible for attempting the online Solar PV Basics Certification Exam. Candidates who register for the course will be intimated regarding the time of the online certification exam by mail. Candidates who score more than 60% in the online certification exam will be awarded the Solar PV Basics Certificate issued by Cares Renewables. A candidate can attempt the online certification exam a maximum of three times in a month.

Week 1 

Introduction to Solar Power Plant 

In the first week, we will give you a birds eye view of Solar Power Plant from a technical, business and solar policy standpoint. This week will introduce you to components of different types of solar power plant, solar metering policies, key drivers of Solar Industry, and benefits & risks associated with a  grid tied Solar Power Plant Installation. 

Week 2

How to Choose a Solar Plant? 

At the end of second week, you will be able to compare and select components of a Solar Power Plant  such as Solar Module and Solar Inverter. We will start this week by understanding Solar Module's key performance indicators and end the course with general guidelines for choosing balance of system components like structure. 

Week 3

System Design, Installation & Maintenance

In this week, we will cover general guidelines regarding design, installation and maintenance of a Solar Power Plant. At the end of this week, you will be able to estimate solar generation for a grid-tied Solar Power Plant and size the system from electricity bill. You will also be able to gain a perspective on solar installer selection and O&M.

Course Instructor

Siva Harsh S 

Co-founder and Director -  Cares Renewables 

8+ years Experience in Solar Industry

Electrical Engineer & IIM Graduate 

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