About The Course

This course will provide a first-hand comprehensive discussion of the most relevant topics of different stages across the value chain of a grid-connected solar PV project. Issues like technical design, best practices of installation, energy yield prediction, commissioning, O&M, EPC contract, quality assurance or Technical Due Diligence (TDD) 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 results and commercial or financial interpretations bringing LTA and investors to a common ground allowing an interdisciplinary and more accurate evaluation of technical outcomes with financial impact.

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 PV projects.

Beginning with introductory aspects, the instructor will lead the participant through the natural course of PV projects including references to real projects in the past keeping a balanced mix between PV theory, hands-on practices, legal, commercial and academic topics. Through this multi-perspective approach the participant will gain a better understanding of the interface between different stakeholders.

  • How to assess an investor from the technical perspective
  • Identifying risks in each project stage
  • How to estimate the yield losses due to shading
  • How to evaluate and validate the accuracy of meteorological data
  • How to estimate the profitability of a PV system
  • How to differentiate between suitable and unsuitable sites for a plant location
  • How to structure and improve an O&M program
  • How to design an optimal PV plant from the technical perspective
  • How to conduct a TDD
  • How to detect and interpret module failures in the field
  • Best practices to be applied during installation
  • Which guidelines must be applied to properly certify a PV plant
  • How to select an optimal DC/AC ratio of an inverter
  • Witnessing and evaluation of the correctness of commissioning protocols
  • How to identify potential risks of EPC contracts
  • Basics of IV curve tracing, electroluminescence and infrared technology

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 5 days of instruction.

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

Course Faculty

He is an energy market professional with 30 years experience working in the oil, gas, coal, electricity, renewable energy and emissions sectors.


With an honours degree in Applied Chemistry, where he specialized in fuel technology, and a postgrad in Marketing and Business, Jeremy has been able to combine his knowledge of energy technology with the application of business processes to improve corporate efficiency and profitability.


After a successful career in the downstream oil industry as a strategic and economic analyst Jeremy developed media products to assist with the understanding and development of the emergent energy derivatives market in the 1990s, including the development and launch (as editor) of Energy Risk. Later, he joined a start-up energy brokerage desk in London, where he brokered IPE Brent futures and options, as well as assisting in the development of an OTC electricity brokerage service.


Since 2008, he has been based full-time in Bangkok where he has focused on developing Asia’s energy and environment markets. A recurring area of work has been the development of the energy buyer market, which has included procuring electricity, gas and coal supplies for clients, assisting with power purchase agreements and developing forward strategies and risk scenarios.


In addition to advisory work the trainer is a frequent speaker and chairman at conferences, is a recognized market commentator and he also teaches introductory and advanced courses on coal, gas and emission markets across Asia.


Introduction to Energy Management

Developing a Procurement Plan

Addresssing Procurement Options in Asia

Procurement case study

Implementing a Strategic Energy Plan (SEP)

Hedging & risk management

Implementing a Sustainability Action Plan (SAP)

Sustainability case study

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