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Solar Energy

Online Solar Certification Program

Solar is the fastest growing sector in the Energy Industry. Cares Renewables, a leader in Solar PV Training, Research and Project Development has designed the Online Solar PV Certification Program to improve standards of sales, product selection, design, installation and maintenance in the Solar sector. Cares have trained more than 7,000 professionals in Solar PV over the last 8 years, and has established 6 Research Labs across India for Solar Applied Research and Training. 


In our Solar Basics Certification Program, we are going to cover all the important aspects of Solar Power Plant including key components of a solar power plant, key drivers of solar Industry, metering policies, product selection based on key performance indicators, as well as fundamentals of design, installation and maintenance. We will also introduce you to cutting-edge technologies in Solar Industry. 


Mr. Siva Harsh, Director - Strategy for Cares Renewables, is the instructor for this course. Mr. Siva is an electrical engineer and IIM Graduate with 8+ years in Solar PV Industry. 


Register for the solar basics certification program at a discounted fee of INR 1,180 (not INR 2,360) using the button below. 


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 fundamental aspects of Solar Power Plant.


This online course is designed as 15 modules, and will help you find answers to questions such as those listed below: 

  • 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? 

  • What is the difference between an optimised string inverter and micro-inverter?

  • How can we differentiate between different Solar Module technologies? 

Course Material

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

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

This is an online certification course, and you can go through the course material at your own pace. We would recommend completing the course over a period of 3 weeks by spending 4 to 6 hours every-week. The online-material will be accessible to you for a period of 1 year from the date of registration.  Each week has 5 Instructor Videos, 5 Readings and 1 Practice Questionnaire. 

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.

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.

Course Instructor

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Siva Harsh S 

Co-founder and Director -  Cares Renewables 

8+ years Experience in Solar Industry

Electrical Engineer & IIM Graduate 

Candidates who have completed the registration process can access the Week-1 Videos and Course Material by using the button below:

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