Solar Panel Installation Technician
Train Today – and be part of the solar energy future!
Welcome to this tour of Rooman’s fast paced certification training course to become a Solar Panel Installation Technician.
This course encompasses 3 out of 3 National Occupational Standards (NOS) of “Solar Panel Installation Technician” Qualification Pack issued by “TSSC: Electronics Sector skill Council”.
Our Collaboration with Electronics Sector skill Council – You benefit!
Rooman Technologies facilitates the training for the job of a “Solar Panel Installation Technician”, in the “Electronics” Sector/Industry from Electronics Sector skill Council, NASSCOM.
With our Rooman training, you also get the authorized certificate from the Electronics Sector skill Council, NASSCOM – which you can proudly display!
Let’s get to know you – our student, first!
Have you completed your 10th standard or ITI course in Electrical or Mechanical field?
If yes, our placement team will guide you to get the right training for you!
- 10th Standard
- ITI/Diploma (electrical, mechanical)
- Minimum 6 months preferred but not mandatory in equipment installation
A Brief Introduction About the Solar Panel Installation Technician Course
This program is aimed at training candidates for the job of a “Solar Panel Installation Technician”, in the “Electronics” Sector/Industry and aims at building the following key competencies:
After completing this programme, you will learn:
- Fundamentals of PV Solar Systems
- Pre-requisites, arranging for installation materials, mounting and installing the panels at customer’s premises
- Assessing the installation site, understanding the installation
- Post-installation monitoring and maintenance of solar energy system
- Solar PV Technology and usage
The table below lists the different modules that are part of this course:
- Solar PV essentials
- Core Skills/Generic Skills
- Professional skills
- Understanding the work requirement
- Collecting material for installation and ensuring quality of material and handling.
- Organizational context.
- Understanding installation and material usage procedure and assess mounting.
- Installing the panel, connecting the system, and checking functionality.
- Completing the installation, and following quality and safety procedures.
- Interacting with supervisor and coordinating with colleagues.
- Following safety measures and participating in drills and workshops.
Salient Features of the Solar Panel Installation Technician Course
This section lists some of the key aspects of each of the modules within this course. Refer the table above to learn about the modules associated with each of the sections.
The course codes for this section are:
- ELE/N5901 – KB1 to KB13
- ELE/N5901 – KB1 to KB19
- ELE/N9952 – KB1 to KB2
- ELE/N9953 – KB1 to KB4
This module covers solar PV essentials. Some of the aspects of the course are:
In this section, you will get an overview of power development and renewable energy at a global and national level. You will learn about the basics of solar energy and power generation systems, need of solar power, benefits, application of solar energy and the myths that surround solar power.
Once you have understood the dire need of solar energy and the principles behind solar power, you will now learn about the basic principles of solar power (Solar Photovoltaic, Solar Thermal, Dish Type, Solar Tower). Some of the other key aspects of this section are:
- Manufacturing process for Solar Photovoltaic and Solar thermal equipment
- Use and handling procedure of solar panels, energy storage, control and conversion
- Basic electrical system and functioning of various electrical devices
- AC and DC Supply essentials
- Components of Solar Systems
- Mechanical equipment and its functioning
- Maintenance procedure of equipment
- Site survey, design and evaluation of various parameters
- Tools involved in installation of system
- Quality and process standards
- As a technician, it is imperative you follow best practices in occupational safety and waste management processes. In this part of the course, you will learn about:
- Occupational health and safety standards
- Waste management and disposal procedures and standards
- Importance of wearing protective clothing and other safety gear.
- Precautions to be taken while handling different electrical and mechanical products.
The course codes for this section are:
- ELE/N5901 – SA1 to SA3
- ELE/N5902 – SA1 to SA3
- ELE/N9952 – SA1 to SA5
The core/generic skills you would achieve are:
- Ability to read product and equipment manuals, installation manuals, and so on.
- Ability to read warnings, instructions and other text material on product labels, components, etc.
- Ability to fill in job completion form after installation activities have been completed.
- Efficiency to clearly communicate installation and design instructions to team.
- Efficiency to clearly communicate customer’s requirements, the constraints and quality requirements to team.
The course codes for this section are:
- ELE/N5901 – SB1 to SB5
- ELE/N5902 – SB1 to SB8
- ELE/N9952 – SB1 to SB4
- ELE/N9953 – SB1 to SB2
Some of the professional skills you achieve are:
- Ability to understand purpose and specification of tools used in maintenance activity.
- Ability to operate/use different tools such as screw driver, inspection fixtures, wire cutter, pliers, tester, spanner, etc.
- Ability to handle tools and equipment and maintain them in a good condition.
- Ability to interact with supervisor to understand the daily production targets.
- Ability to interact with co workers in order to co ordinate work processes.
- Reflective thinking, decision making and critical thinking.
The course codes for this section are: ELE/N5901 – PC1 to PC6
In this section, you will learn about handling work requirements. Some of the aspects covered are:
- Understanding individual work requirement and areas of operation.
- Interaction with the supervisor in order to understand the installation targets for the day and/or week.
- Understanding the location of installations and optimise the route plan.
- Planning the day’s activities and the complete work plan for each installation.
- Coordination with the various departments and persons involved in installation.
- Operation such as design, logistics, material handling and stores.
- Minimise absenteeism and report to work on time.
The course codes that are part of this module are:
ELE/N5901 – PC19 to PC30.
In this module, you will learn about material handling and ensuring quality of service.
Assembling Materials and Execution Team
Once you get the requirements for the project, you must learn how to collate a list of the solar panels, mounting stands, tools and consumables required for mounting the solar panels. You must ensure that the quantity of modules / panels match the voltage requirement of the system.
Once you have identified the site, design and materials required for the installation, you must work with the management and form a team of technicians and support staff required for the project.
As part of the quality management processes, you will be able to do the following:
- Learn about company recommended materials.
- Ensure all the materials procured pass the QC
- Ensure that module is not damaged and the outer glass is not broken. The glass module must be covered with an opaque material to ensure that there is no electricity generation before installation.
- Understand the material handling requirement and follow the standard operating procedure while moving them
- Ensure standard module handling procedure such as two people should lift, a module should not be carried on the head and so on.
- Ensure that modules are stored in a way that it is not damaged by falling or by any external disturbance.
The course codes for this module are:
- ELE/N5901 – KA 1 to KA9
- ELE/N5902 – KA 1 to KA9
- ELE/N9952 – KA 1 to KA3
- ELE/N9953 – KA1 to KA4
You would learn how to implement and follow organization procedures such as:
- Company’s policies on incentives, personnel management, code of conduct, reporting, documentation and customer support.
- Importance of individual’s role in the work flow
- Organisation culture
- Company’s different departments and concerned authority
The course codes for this section are: ELE/N5902 – PC1 to PC14
After the completion of this module, you would be able to understand customer requirements, assess mounting needs and handle materials effectively.
You must learn how to handle materials. You must learn to understand customer requirements for installation and ensure that installation meets the local building rules and regulations. Some of the key aspects you learn here are:
- Disconnect the PV module from any electric source such as batteries, inverters, etc., before working on the module.
- Check that the module is defect-free before installation.
- Take specified measures such as fire resistance, corrosion resistance for the module during installation.
- Understand the type of mounting and other accessories required.
- Ensure that any special construction requirement for mounting is done by following acceptable quality standards, especially, in rooftop installations.
As part of the installation, you need to:
- Assess the degree of inclination and angle of tilt of PV module for the specific area, locality or region to enable the system absorbs maximum annual sunlight
- Ensure that sunlight falls perpendicular to the PV module to absorb maximum energy
- Ensure that panels are mounted in a place where there is no shade at any time of the year
- Ensure that mounting is strong to withstand wind, rain, etc.
- Use approved tools for mounting.
- Set the mounting fixture firmly at the desired location.
The course codes for this section are:
- PC 32 to PC43
As a part of this module, you would learn to do the following:
Unpacking Solar Panels and Equipment
In this module, you will learn about how to handle the solar panel equipment. Some of the key aspects you would learn are:
- How to remove packaging of the solar panel carefully.
- Handle the panels carefully without damaging the material.
- Do not disturb or disassemble any part of the module part during installation.
As with any installation, you must learn to follow safety procedures and use the recommended tools and materials. You will learn to:
- Follow safety measures and wear protection gear such as gloves to avoid shock / injuries while handling modules.
- Cover the module with opaque material while installing to avoid any current generation.
- Ensure that junction box is covered.
- Take necessary precautions for fire resistance of modules.
- Use recommended material of solar cable and plugs for electrical connection.
- Install spare fuse to avoid any short circuits as per company policy.
In this module, you will learn about the basic procedure to follow for a safe and successful installation. Some of the key aspects you would learn to do are:
- Mount the module on the fixture with the mounting rails using bolts and nuts.
- Ensure that the panels are mounted firmly.
- Use the cables to connect multiple PV modules in combination to generate the desired voltage and current choose type of connection, i.e., series or parallel, as per design.
- Use recommended cable to generate maximum voltage.
- Check the maximum system voltage as per the installation and follow adjustment measures accordingly to match output requirement.
- Ensure that the modules are grounded as specified connect the system and check for functioning escalate for any issues faced during the functioning of the system.
The course codes for this section are: ELE/N5902 – PC 32 to PC43
You must be aware of the following tasks after the completion of this module:
- Clean the work area after completing the installation activity.
- Remove all the tools, consumables used from the installation area.
- Fill in the job completion form and get the signature of the customer.
- Inform customers about maintenance of solar panels and procedure for cleaning of solar panels.
- Follow company standards in documentation of installation activities performed.
- Remove any metals or jewellery to avoid possibility of current shock during installation activity
- Wear all safety gears such as work shoes, cotton gloves, goggles while carrying out installation activities.
- Take specified precautionary measures while handling electrical system.
- Keep work area clean and organised.
- Adhere to relevant health and safety standards.
- Dispose of any waste materials in accordance with safe working practices and procedures.
The course codes for this section are: ELE/N9952 – PC1 to PC 17
This module would help you do the following:
Project Management and Process Improvement
Some of the key project management and team work skills you learn during this section of the course are:
- Understand and assess work requirements, targets and incentives, and meet given targets
- Pass on work allocation to colleagues in a respective geographical area
- Understand new operating procedures and constraints
- Receive materials from tool room or stores; deposit faulty modules and tools to stores
- Report problems in the field and resolve personnel issues
- Communicate any potential hazards at a particular location
- Deliver work of expected quality despite constraints
- Get trained on latest technologies and updates
Team Work and Communication Skills
A good technician learns how to work well in a team. Some of the key inter-personnel skills you learn are to:
- Assist colleagues with resolving field problems resolve conflicts and achieve smooth workflow
- Interact with colleagues from different functions and understand the nature of their work
- Receive positive feedback on behaviour and attitude shown during interaction
- Share work according to competency and capability
- Follow the company policy during cross functional interaction
The course codes for this section are: ELE/N9953 – PC1 to PC15
As a part of this module, you would learn about safety measures in handling equipment and tools.
Safety Guidelines and Conformance
As a technician, it is important to understand and practise the safety conformance guidelines. Some of the key measures explained in this course is how to:
- Comply with safety procedures followed in the company.
- Take adequate safety measures while handling hazardous materials, tools, and electrical equipment.
- Escalate matters about hazardous materials or items found in the premises.
- Follow appropriate material handling procedures to avoid any damages and injuries.
- Use safety materials such as gloves, goggles, masks, helmets.
- Undertake adequate safety measures while on work to prevent accidents.
- Ensure zero accidents in work avoid damage of components due to negligence in ESD procedures.
- Ensure no loss for company due to safety negligence
- Participate in regular safety drills for being prepared in the event of a fire or natural calamity.
- Help others during the drill or calamity.
- Administer basic first aid.
- Participate in company organised games and fitness sessions such as yoga, etc.
- Develop good posture for working so that long term health problems do not arise.
Rooman Technologies understands the value of your time. We offer many options to tailor to your schedule and ensure you complete the training with ease.
4 Hrs Daily - 55 Days
Total: 223 Hrs
8 Hrs Daily - 27 Days
Total: 223 Hrs
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At Rooman, we have fully certified and trained instructors who will mentor and guide you throughout the course, from in-class sessions to the final placement.
Some of the key features of our training methods are:
- Instructor Led Training (ILT)
- Exclusive preparation for Global certification
- Certified Trainers
- Well-equipped lab with up-to date systems, equipment and associated software applications
- Hands on Practicals
- Discussions and Talks
- Perfectly balanced trainer to trainee ratio
- Expert talk on the subject, from experienced mentors.
- Periodic seminars/symposiums
- Parents meet for students
Trainers at Rooman follow the strict assessment criteria outlined by the SSC and build their training and assessment plans based on this outline.
Criteria for assessment for each Qualification Pack (QP) will be created by the Sector Skill Council (SSC). Each performance criteria (PC) will be assigned Theory and Skill/Practical marks proportional to its importance in NOS.
The total marks for the assessments for all the modules in this course is 300. The passing percentage is 70%
At Rooman, we also regularly update our knowledge bank with new problems and solutions.
- Job Placements
- Alumni Support for re-certification and job offers.
We conduct sessions in a real-time environment.
Our class rooms are well equipped with projectors, laptops and state-of-the art furniture.
We meet all the equipment recommendations provided by the Electronics Sector skill Council, NASSCOM.
We have conference rooms and lounge areas where students can interact freely with each other and their faculty.
Where do you go from here? – your Career Prospects
The Solar Panel Installation Technician training helps you in getting jobs at various solar panel services companies and large factories and building complexes with solar panel installations.