1st Edition

Interconnection and Inspection of Grid Connected Rooftop Solar Photovoltaic Systems A Guide for DISCOM Engineers and Managers

    The Government of India is aiming towards a capacity of about 100,000 MW Solar PV power plants by the year 2022. This will involve:

    • 40,000 MW of rooftops
    • 60,000 MW of utility scale ground mount

    Considering the huge requirement of rooftop solar-grid integration skills to meet this ambitious goal, the Skill Council for Green Jobs is targeting a special skilling course on Interconnection and Inspection of Grid Cnnected Rooftop Solar Photovoltaic Power Plants, which has been declared a National Qualification.

    This handbook deals with the subject of how an individual can carry out interconnection and inspection of a Rooftop Solar Photovoltaic System, which includes:  

    • Pre-commissioning Inspection of the Grid Connected Rooftop Solar Photovoltaic Systems
    • Post-commissioning Inspection of the Grid Connected Rooftop Solar Photovoltaic Systems
    • Maintaining Personal Health and Safety at the Project Site.

    Distribution companines, Solar Developers and EPC compaines, and other relevant stakeholders have provided their guidance and support in detailing the activities to be performed by the individual who checks, audits, inspects and tests different components of the grid connected Solar Photovoltaic Systems in compliance with all releveante codes, standards, and safety requirements, which has helped in the development of this manual and making it a practical guide.

    1. Role of Rooftop Solar Grid Engineer. 2. Introduction to Rooftop Solar PV Sector in India. 3. Rooftop Ssolar PV Ecosystem. 4. Pre-commissioning Inspection of Grid Connected Rooftop Solar PV System. 5. Post-commissioning Inspection of Grid Connected Rooftop Solar PV System. 6. Maintain Personal Heath and Safety at Project Site. 7. Annexure 1 – Sample Test Certificates of Solar PV Modules and Grid-Connected Inverter. 8. Annexure 2 – Guidelines for on Grid Solar Rooftop PV System on Net-metering Basis for BESCOM Officials. 9. Annexure 3 – Guidelines for Utility Personnel – Installation Process of Solar Rooftop PV Systems for JVVNL.


    Tanmay Bishnoi, Ronnie Khanna, Arvind Karandikar, Deepanker Bishnoi