Intro to Off-Grid Solar PV System Design and Applcations - Luis Alegria (Evergreen Solar, Inc.)


This introductory workshop will have two parts. The first part will cover the basics of crystalline photovoltaic (PV) module construction and off-grid (Stand-alone) PV system components, and the second part will focus on design and main applications in the developing world.

Photovoltaic (PV) systems can provide basic energy needs in off-grid areas in the developing world.

  • Learn the fundamentals of solar PV system components.
  • Learn how to do an energy budget prior to a system design.
  • Learn how to size the components in a typical rural home system
  • Knowledge of electrical concepts of voltage, current and power is desirable.

Biography - Luis Alegria (Evergreen Solar, Inc.):

    Luis Alegria is an in Electrical Engineer with more than 10 years of experience in the PV industry. Luis has a master’s degree in Solar Energy Engineering from the University of Massachusetts, and currently works as Applications and Field Support Engineer at Evergreen Solar, Inc., a world leader in solar photovoltaic cell and module manufacturing. Prior to Evergreen, Luis worked as Product and Applications Engineer at Soluz, Inc, a PV system integrator and project developer doing business in Honduras and the Dominican Republic. Luis also worked as a PV consultant and as Engineering Coordinator at Enersol Associates, a nonprofit organization. Luis has always supported the development and application of solar systems in the developing world.