13 – 15 AUGUST 2018, SINGAPORE

About The Course

This course will provide a first-hand comprehensive discussion of the most relevant topics of the different stages across the value chain of a roof top grid-connected solar PV project. Topics like installation standards, commissioning practices, assessment of rooftop suitability, benefits and challenges of PV development, building integrated PV or the various business models in roof top deployment will be highlighted, focusing specifically on the challenges and best practices in order to ensure a clear understanding of what leads to a good or a poor result.


The content of the course not only focuses on technical aspects, it illustrates also the interface between technical concepts and commercial consequences bringing utilities, developers and system integrators to a common ground. This course contains the knowhow of PV expertise acquired over almost one decade of intensive activities in mature and nascent markets in the Americas, Asia and Europe.

Learning Outcomes

This course will be valuable to participants involved in any of the different stages of the value chain providing a global understanding of the deployment of roof top PV projects.


Beginning with introductory aspects, the instructor will lead the participant through the natural course of PV projects including references to real projects keeping a balanced mix between PV theory, first hand practical lessons, commercial and academic topics. Through this multi-perspective approach, the participant will gain a better understanding of the overall picture of the roof-top PV deployment, in particular:


  • Different approaches for evaluating the suitability of a roof for PV installation
  • Best practices to be applied during installation and commissioning of roof top PV plants
  • Project organigram of a PV project
  • Understanding of the various challenges affecting PV plants in general and in the SE-Asian region
  • Requirements and models of building integrated PV
  • Health and Safety during roof top PV installation
  • Floating solar as an alternative to space scarcity
  • Principles and dimensioning of storage systems for roof-top PV plants
  • Understanding the various business models in roof top PV deployment
  • Basics in regards to the interface between the distribution system operator and the plant owner

Application of some of the above mentioned aspects in real case studies

Who Should Attend

There are no prerequisites to attend this course but a basic knowledge of PV technology and PV systems will help to increase the understanding of the content shared during the 3 days of instruction.


  • Lenders
  • Project developers
  • Investors
  • System integrators
  • Project managers
  • Installers
  • Designers
  • Government policy makers
  • Module manufacturers

Course Faculty - Asier Ukar

He is Senior Consultant at the PI-Photovoltaik Institut Berlin AG (PI Berlin AG) based in Berlin, Germany. He has 10 years of experience in deployment of roof top and multi-MW grid-connected PV systems with physical presence in Europe, Asia, Latin America and Africa, being active in the Asian market since 2010. He has years of experience in the creation of feasibility studies, design of roof top and multi-MW PV plants, installation supervision, commissioning, energy yield assessment, tender process support, contract assessment and comprehensive quality assurance of grid-connected PV plants. The installed capacity of the power plants for which he has acted as a consultant range from 105 kWp to 350MWp. He is in charge of supervising the technical activities at PI Berlin AG, developing tailor-made design and inspection packages, site-specific inspection concepts acting as on-site specialized supervisor with presence at the key phases of the projects. He has been actively involved in the design, supervision, operation and refinancing of approximately 3.5 GWp of installed capacity since 2007 in Europe, Asia, Africa and the Americas. He acts as consultant for several banks, lenders, governmental authorities, system integrators and module manufacturers since 2008, and is responsible for the capacity building programs at PI Berlin AG since 2014. He regularly collaborates in scientific publications and is invited as a speaker to international conferences around the world.


He acts internationally as an independent expert witness in lawsuits and court hearings and he is listed as an international expert in various organizations, including “Asian Development Bank” (ADB), the German “Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt” (PTB) and “Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit“ (GIZ). He holds a diploma in mechanical engineering from the University Karlsruhe, Germany (TU Karlsruhe) and speaks five languages.


“The training was well organized. Trainer has good knowledge about the subject.” – Head of Construction, Installing and Commissioning, Altaaqa Alternative Solutions Co. Ltd

“The trainer is knowledgeable and able to deliver clear and in-depth technical details and aspects of every topics discussed during the course. The course is very comprehensive, covering different phases of building a utility scale PV plant.” – Director, Energy Market Authority

“A very diversified and eye-widening course. It has provided me the opportunity to enhance my rooftop PV knowledge. I will be sharing some key points with my colleagues after this course and surely, everyone will be benefit.” – Environmental Engineer, The Hongkong Electric Company Limited


This training course has a limited attendance for up to 20 participants only. Sessions commence at 9am on all days, with short intervals at 10.30am and 3.30pm respectively. Refreshments will be provided in the short intervals. Lunch will be provided at 12:30pm for 1 hour. Sessions will end at 5pm on all days.

Unique Features with powerEDGE Training

• Pre-Course Questionnaire to help us focus on your learning objectives
• Detailed Course & Reference Manual for Continuous Learning and Sharing
• Practical Exercises & Case Examples to better understand the principles
• Limited class size to ensure One-to-One Interactivity
• Assessment at the end of the course to help you develop a Personal Action Plan