21 November 2020
Half-Day Talk on “Basic Off-Grid Solar Photovoltaic (OGPV) Design for Non-Electrical Personnel”


Date: Saturday, 17th October 2020
Venue: IEM (Southern Branch) Training Centre 24B Jalan Abiad, Taman Tebrau Jaya, Johor Bahru
Speaker: Dr. Jasrul Jamani Bin Jamian, UTM


An Off-Grid Solar Photovoltaic (OGPV) Power System is made up of several key components. To be truly Off-Grid, our system needs to have batteries to store the energy that been generated. It will also need some other equipment to tie it all together, such as Solar Charger Controller, Inverter etc. Without the proper design, the OGPV system might fail due to limited energy that can supply to the load. This short course will focus on the basic methods of designing the OGPV system for non-electrical personal. Participants will be exposed to the basic electricity terms (Voltage, Current, Power, Energy, AC and DC) before involving in simple calculation to determine the PV Module Size, Charger Controller size, Battery size and other components related to OGPV design using approximate method. Participant will get some idea why the size of Off-Grid is multiple time larger than load size.

The main objective of this technical talk is to provide some fundamental and practical aspects of basic Off-Grid Solar Photovoltaic (OGVC) Design for Non-Electrical Personnel.

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