Renewable Energy, Carbon Capture, Hydrogen & ESG > Large-scale PV Power Plants: Improving Yields and Reducing Costs & Risks – Virtual Instructor Led Training (VILT)

About this Virtual Instructor Led Training (VILT)

This 2-half-day Virtual Instructor Led Training (VILT) course aims to raise awareness on the potential of increasing revenues and reducing costs by operational excellence of solar photovoltaic power plants.

Participants will be introduced to the different yield degradation mechanisms, O&M cost drivers and risks as well as the tools to tackle them during this VILT course.

This course is delivered in partnership with ENGIE Laborelec.

This VILT course will cover the following topics:

  • Yield reduction causes and its influence on the plant business case
  • Techniques to detect and quantify plant underperformance
  • Optimization tools that can be applied during plant design or to optimize operational margins
  • Safety aspects of PV plant operations and maintenance

This VILT course will benefit professionals such as technicians, PV plant and fleet operators, O&M teams, asset managers, and business developers.

The VILT course will be delivered online in 2 half-day sessions comprising 4 hours per day, with 2 x 10 minutes break per day, including time for lectures, discussion, quizzes and short classroom exercises.

Course Duration: 2 half-day sessions, 4 hours per session (8 hours in total).

Our first key expert is an Electrical Power Engineer by training and on the quest for sustainable solutions to contemporary problems. He is currently a Solar PV R&D and business development at ENGIE Laborelec and has worked in roles such as Project Manager and Solar Engineer/Analyst. He has a Master of Science in Electromechanical Engineering from Ghent University, specializing in Electrical Power Engineering/Commercial Engineering.

With a background in Electrical and Mechanical Engineering, our second key expert has been working for ENGIE Laborelec since 2006. Throughout his 15 years’ career, he has worked in a variety of roles which include Solar and Energy Efficiency Specialist, Head of Renewable Energy and most recently, Business Development Manager Renewables & Urban. He has a Master of Engineering from the University of Edinburgh.