US INDIA PARTNERSHIP PROGRAMME | Event Date: Wednesday, 28th, July 2021
Free Job Oriented Training on “Installation of Solar Water Pump”
US INDIA Partnership Free Job Oriented Training on “Installation of Solar Water Pump” was conducted by HITS between 28 July and 4 August 2021 under the Grant support of 11,360 $ from University of Nebraska, USA through Alamo Colleges District, USA. The objective of the training programme was to deliver workforce training to the HITS adopted village residents to build skills that will result in their employment and improved economic conditions. Initially, Alamo Colleges District provided a 60-hour “train-the-trainer” video instruction on “Installation Solar Water Pumping Systems” to the faculty of HITS.
Summary on Training:
Duration of Training – *60 Hrs.
Total Number of Sessions – 28 (inclusive of 10 Online Session)
|28 July 2021||Solar Water Pump System Types and Configurations Solar Irradiations & Array Orientations||Dr. G. Muthukumaran, EEE. Dr. Mahiban Lindsay, EEE.|
|29 July 2021||Hands on Lab Exercises on
Understanding Basic Configurations of Solar Array, MPPT & Solar pump
|Mr. Adharsh, EEE,
Mr. John Jacob, ECE, & Mr. Perumal, EEE.
|30 July 2021||Determination of Solar Array & Pump Location
Calculating Static Head- Borehole/Well Pump
|Mr Adharsh, EEE &
Dr. N. Karthik, EEE.
|02 August 2021||Installation of the Solar Water Pumping
System - Water Pump and Water Pipe Installation
|Dr. G. Muthukumaran, EEE &
Mr. Perumal, EEE.
|03 August 2021||Hands on Lab Exercises 3hp AC Motor
|Mr. Perumal, EEE.|
Dr. S. N. Sridhara, Vice Chancellor, HITS inaugurated the training on “Installation of Solar Water Pump” and delivered the presidential address. Dr. G. Ilavazhagan, Director International Affairs, HITS welcomed the gathering and highlighted the importance of the training and provided an insight about various solar subsidy schemes which can be availed from the Government of India. Dr. G. Muthukumaran, Professor, EEE, HITS briefed about the various session topics to be delivered in the training programme. Dr. Sheeba Chander, Programme Coordinator & Dean SPADE, HITS proposed the vote of thanks.
Day 1 – 28 July 2021
Session 1 & 2
Dr. G. Muthukumaran delivered a session on “Solar Water Pump System Types and Configurations” and highlighted the various types of pumps and its applicability to solar applications.
Session 3 & 4
Dr. Mahiban Lindsay handled the session on “Solar Irradiation” and emphasized the importance of Solar Array Orientation and Tilt. The trainees positioned the solar panels in various tilt angles and analyzed the solar panel output voltage.Day 2 – 29 July 2021.
Day 2 – 29 July 2021
Lab 1: Hands on Lab exercises on understanding basic configurations of solar array.
Mr Adharsh explaining the solar array configurations of LOOM Solar Panel 72 Cell -24V- 395 Watts – 10 A.
Lab 2: Hands on Lab exercises MPPT controllers
Dr. G. Muthukumaran conducted training on the MPPT controllers. Mr. Perumal supported the trainees to assemble and test the MPPT controllers on the Test rig fabricated exclusively for AC Solar Pump installation.
Lab 3: Hands on Lab exercises on understanding basic configurations of solar pump
Mr. John Jacob explained the serial parallel connection of solar panel to configure the required voltage and current. Nine solar panels with 3600 WP was connected to run 24 V BLDC Pump & 220 V AC pump. The trainees also visited the Solar Park of 100 Kw located in the Main building of HITS.
Day 3 – 30 July 2021
Dr. Karthik handled the session about
- Calculating Static Head- Borehole/Well Pump
- Selecting the size of water pipe
- Calculating Total Dynamic Head
The trainees were explained in native language with numerous examples to calculate the required parameters like
- Depth of the borewell
- Required pipe diameter
- Required length of connection wire to connect the submersible motor
- Rating of the motor
- Rating of the inverter in case of AC Motor
Dr. Karthik explained the methodology to calculate the Static Head- Borehole/Well Pump, selecting the size of water pipe and calculating Total Dynamic Head to run 24 V BLDC Pump & 220 V AC pump.
Day 4 & 5 – 31 July 2021 & 01 August 2021
Mr. Terence shared the Video Lecture (11 Videos) from Alamo College District, USA with the trainees and explained in native language (Tamil) about the various installation tips provided by Dr. Craig Overmiller, Alamo colleges District, USA.
Day 6 – 02 August 2021
Session 9 – 11
Dr. Karthik N. portrayed the calculation of static & dynamic head with classical case studies.
- Case Study 1 -Volume of Water per Day
- Case Study 2 - Dynamic Head
- Case Study 3 - LOOM Solar Water Pumping System
Day 7 – 03 August 2021
Session 14 – 16
- Pump Controller Installation
Dr. G. Muthukumaran, Mr. John Jacob & Mr. Perumal trained the participants to assemble the pump controller for AC & DC Pumps. Mr. John Jacob & Mr. Perumal trained the participants to connect the pump with water tube for AC & DC Pumps.Mr. Perumal educated the trainees with various maintenance tips to keep AC & DC Pumps in good working conditions.
The trainees were assessed with questions for 30 Points. The Online Assessment Test was taken by all trainees and resulted in achieving points (Minimum marks -17 and Maximum marks -30).
The trainees gave a positive feedback and expressed interest for many such trainings.
The feedback summary is listed below: (22 Trainees participated in the survey)
|Good (%)||Average (%)|
|1||How was the training?||81.8||9.1||9.1||-|
|2||How was the content delivery?||68.2||22.7||4.5||4.5|
|3||How was the Hands on Training?||77.3||18.2||4.5||-|
|4||How was the doubt clearing session?||81.8||4.5||9/1||-|
|5||Is this skill development event
useful for your knowledge growth ?
Day 8 – 04 August 2021: Valedictory
Dr. Sheeba Chander on welcoming the gathering highlighted the importance of the training. Dr. G. Muthukumaran briefed about the various session topics delivered in the training programme. Mr. Aryaman Avasthi, Branch Manager (Padur), Indian Overseas Bank, Govt. of India, the Chief Guest for the valedictory function addressed about the various Government subsidy schemes available for solar pump installation in India and distributed the Certificates to the Trainees. Dr. G. Ilavazhagan proposed the vote of thanks. The valedictory function concluded with a Group Photo session.
Summary of Participants:
22 Participants from HITS adopted villages – Padur (9), Pudupakkam(2), Kelambakkam (4), Illalur (2) & Kayar (5) had participated in the training programme.
|7||THULASI RAMAN. R||PADUR|
|13||DINESH. B||ILLALUR - VENBEDU|
|14||SARAN RAJ. R||ILLALUR -VENBEDU|
The following 7 faculties from HITS has undergone the training.
|1.||Dr. G. Muthukumaran||Professor -EEE|
|2.||Dr. Mahiban Lindsay||Assistant Professor -EEE|
|3.||Dr.,Karthik N||Assistant Professor -EEE|
|4.||Mr. Adharsh Vijayan Pillai||Assistant Professor -EEE|
|5.||Mr. Terence E||Assistant Professor -ECE|
|6.||Mr. John Jacob||Workshop Supervisor - ECE|
|7.||Mr. Perumal||Lab Instructor - EEE|