SEMI India in technical collaboration with the National Centre for Photovoltaic Research and Education, IIT Bombay

Short Course on

“Rooftop PV Power Plant Design and Implementation”
15-16-17 May 2013
MCCIA Trade Tower, ICC Complex,
403, Senapati Bapat Road, Pune 411 016

The rooftop PV market potential in India is enormous and estimates run up to several GW over the next 5 years. Whether for captive/self-consumption or to feed the grid, rooftop PV is a compelling energy solution especially in those segments of the market where it is already at parity with utility power.Attend this short course to understand the technology & design of rooftop PV systems, choices and tradeoffs and to learn from experts

The short course is suitable for:
PV System Integrators
Entrepreneurs and individuals interested in working in the area of PV, PV system design, installation and deployment
Practicing engineers interested in understanding PV and PV systems
Engineers from adjacent electronics areas with an interest in solar PV
Researchers, academics interested in PV

Please note that while there will be some introductory content, the program is targeted mainly for a technical audience.

Course Outline and Schedule

This schedule below is tentative. Please check back here for final details.


May 15, Wed  10am to 6pm
1000-1030 Short Course IntroductionR. Gurumurti, SEMI India & Vaman Kuber, NCPRE
1030-1130 Basics of PV ComponentsProf. Anil Kottantharayil, Assoc. Prof. Department of EE, IIT Bombay
1200-1300 Power Electronics BasicsProf. BG Fernandes, Department of EE, IIT Bombay
1415-1515 PV Systems BasicsVaman Kuber, NCPRE, IIT Bombay
1530-1630 PV Technology SelectionProf. Anil Kottantharayil, Department of EE, IIT Bombay
1700-1800 Inverter Technology SelectionVenkat Rajaraman, CEO, Solarsis
May 16, Thu  930am to 615pm
0930-1030 Rooftop PV Power Plant System DesignVaman Kuber, NCPRE, IIT Bombay
1100-1200 Rooftop PV Power Plant Electrical Design, Protection, Metering and Installation; Weather station overviewArati Joshi, Sr. Manager – PV Design & Engineering, Enfinity
1215-1315 PV Array Structure Design, Construction & Installation for Rooftops
Shekhar Ghate, Managing Director, Optimal Consultancy Services
1430-1530 PV Power Evacuation and Metering for rooftopsProf. Suryanarayana Doolla, Asst. Prof., Department of Energy Science and Engineering, IIT Bombay
1600-1700 PV module field performance, plant monitoring and performance evaluation
Anish Kalathil, L&T Solar
1715-1815 Rooftop PV Safety and Quality StandardsSriparn Saurabh, Underwriters Laboratories (UL)
May 17, Fri  930am to 500pm
0930-1030 Rooftop PV policies, regulations, incentives and financial modelsAshwin Gambhir, Prayas Energy Group
1100-1200 Rooftop PV Power Plant Case Study – EPC ExperienceVarun Sarwate, Sunpossible
1215-1315 Participant feedback and distribution of certificates
1430-1700 Site Visit – Rooftop PV Power Plant


The National Centre for Photovoltaic Research and Education (NCPRE) at IIT Bombay ( was launched in 2010 as a part of the Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission of the Government of India. The objective of the center is to be the one of the leading Photovoltaic (PV) research and education centers in the world within the next decade. The NCPRE website is:

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