Minnesota Renewable Energy Society is using HeatSpring’s software Cammpus to power their professional development training. Within their current training, ISPQ Master trainer and solar legend Chris LaForge is teaching a class on designing battery based solar PV systems. The capstone project for the class is design a complete battery based solar PV system.
Click here to sign up for the course and Learn how to Design a Battery Based Solar PV System from A to Z
Below is an example of capstone project that you’ll complete for the course. It will include a complete load analysis, battery bank sizing, conductor and OCPD sizing, installed costs and complete equipment bill of materials.
THE MOST critical item for designing a battery based solar system is the load analysis. You must get the analysis correct in order to size the battery bank correctly, and then match the array production to the battery size.
Watch the above 17 minute lesson to learn about the basics of proper analysis
See below to download the free load analysis tool that you can use in your design.