Solar Design

Solar PV Plant 3D Modeling with SketchUp and Skelion

Impress your clients by learning how to simulate 3D models and shadows of rooftop and groundmount solar PV plants

261 students are taking this class right now

Study Anytime, Anywhere

9 hours of course videos which
can be streamed for 6 months

Become a Professional Designer

Syllabus designed as per
real-world field requirements

Certification & Feedback

Clear our online SketchUp exam to receive a certificate and feedback

Alumni Experience

Overview

What is SketchUp?

This online training program is designed to train you in rendering 3D models of solar plants using SketchUp and Skelion. In this online training program on how to use SketchUp for solar, you not only strengthen your fundamentals of solar design but also learn to model complex solar system designs and analyse shading reports.

SketchUp is a 3D modeling application that lets solar designers create 2D and 3D models. Sketchup is a program used for a wide range of 3D modeling projects like architectural, interior design, landscape architecture, solar PV power plants, and video game design, to name a few of its uses.

SketchUp has found a lot of success and popularity amongst solar PV designers, assisting them in making 3D model mockups of their solar power plants. This helps them to assess shading and analyze site data while seamlessly using it along with other design simulation software. 

SketchUp by itself is mainly a 3D modeling tool with no real solar-specific applications. To allow SketchUp to help you create 3D models of solar power plants and generate reports, a plug-in called Skelion is to be used.

Skelion is a downloadable plug-in that can help you design residential solar installations or ground-mounted power plants. The industry-wide recognized combination of SketchUp and Skelion allows you to reduce the cost of solar design by saving hours of modeling time and help you in making beautiful proposals.

Reo Training Certificate of Completion

Key Program Takeaways
computer

Complete walkthrough of the SketchUp and Skelion software

equalizer

Step-by-step scientific approach to solar design

person_add

Understand your client’s design requirements

cloud

Master the tricks and obstacles of an online site assessment

wb_sunny

Model rooftop, groundmount, carport and canopy solar PV systems with shadows

business

Model industrial sheds, homes, highrise buildings and schools

build

Tackle real-world design challenges and simulations

school

Solve practical case studies from Germany, India, Singapore, USA, UK and Australia

Syllabus & Preview

  9 Modules with 15 Lessons  Click below to expand

 

14 Downloadable Files

Includes Excel Sheets, PDFs, Solar Calculators & Datasheets

Instructor Access

Includes student dashboard to post doubts & interact with your instructor

Certificate & Personal Feedback

Conclude course with a Certificate of Completion and personal feedback.

Student Performance Evaluation

Practice Test2

Practice Case Studies in Booklet3

Exam – MCQ TestGraded

Exam – Case StudyGraded + Feedback

Quick Actions

Sample Lessons

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Industry Case Studies and Projects

Our case studies enable you to design real and scientifically accurate solar plants after the completion of your course. 

  • Case Study 1

    Scope of work: Rooftop solar system 3D modeling.

    Project particulars: Solar rooftop system using SunPower panels and PLP mounting.

    Location: Munich, Germany.

  • Case Study 2

    Scope of work:Ground-mount solar systems 3D modeling

    Project particulars: Solar rooftop system using ReneSola panels and RBI Dahlia mounting.

    Location: Delhi, India.

  • Case Study 3

    Scope of work: Carport solar system 3D modeling.

    Project particulars: Solar rooftop system using LG Neon panels and RBI T mounting.

    Location: Oregon, USA.

  • Case Study 4

    Scope of work: Solar system on canopy 3D modeling.

    Project particulars: Solar rooftop system using Canadian panels and custom mounting.

    Location: California, USA.

  • Case Study 5

    Scope of work: industrial shed structure 3D modeling.

    Project particulars: Solar rooftop system using custom panels and industrial mounting.

    Location: Glasgow, UK.

  • Case Study 6

    Scope of work: Residential house structure 3D modeling.

    Project particulars: Solar rooftop system using custom panels and flush mounting.

    Location: Los Banos, USA.

  • Case Study 7

    Scope of work: High-rise apartment structure 3D modeling.

    Project particulars: Solar rooftop system using custom panels and flush mounting.

    Location: Serangoon, Singapore.

  • Case Study 8

    Scope of work: Community building structure 3D modeling.

    Project particulars: Solar rooftop system using custom panels and flush mounting.

    Location: Deakin, Australia.

Examination and Personal Feedback

Course Instructor

NABCEP certified solar pv design consultant for projects in India, USA, UAE, Germany, Australia

Mr. Gautam Bagri

Solar Design Engineer and Consultant

Mr. Gautam Bagri, your instructor for this online training course, is a NABCEP PV Associate with over 8 years of experience in solar PV design. He has designed and engineered solar projects of 1GW+ around the world.

His expertise includes Residential Permit Designs, Commercial Designs Approvals, Community Design Permits and Multi-MW/Utility-scale solar projects, with clients around the USA, India, Canada, the Netherlands and Saudi Arabia.

Admission Fee & Financing

Summary of
What’s Included in the Fees


Your course comes with a dashboard
You may post all your doubts on your course homepage
for 6 months, and it will be resolved by the instructor.

What are these webinars?
We occasionally host free workshops for Reo students,
access for which can be availed directly from your dashboard.

A course designed for
the best learning experience

Become a Professional SketchUp Designer

After this course, you can model real solar PV systems, interact with clients and appear for SketchUp job interviews.

Discuss Any Concerns With Our Team

Our student relations team is happy to help you. We are available over E-mail, WhatsApp and webchat.

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$ 149 all incl.

Student Reviews

Badar Kaleem
The main thing I noted about the courses is that they are reasonable in cost, very clear in teaching and concepts, and practically informative.

Ahmed Pasha
The instructors are professionals with updated market knowledge & the course interface made for candidates is commendable.

Reo Enrolments So Far

Over the years, we have attracted and trained solar engineers from all around the world.

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Profile

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Industry Experience

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Solar PV Design with SMA's
Sunny Design Tool

Learn how to create quick and easy solar design reports
using SMA's free online design tool.

Online Course

Solar Design

Solar PV Plant 3D Modeling with SketchUp and Skelion

293 students are taking this class right now

Impress your clients by learning how to simulate 3D models and shadows of rooftop and ground-mount solar PV plants.

Title Intro
PlayPlay
Norway Timelapse
PlayPlay
Budapest Timelapse
PlayPlay
Iceland Timelapse
PlayPlay
Berlin Timelapse
PlayPlay
SketchUp_P1-min
SketchUp_P3-min
SketchUp_P2-min
SketchUp_P4-min1
previous arrowprevious arrow
next arrownext arrow
Title Intro
Norway Timelapse
Budapest Timelapse
Iceland Timelapse
Berlin Timelapse
SketchUp_P1-min
SketchUp_P3-min
SketchUp_P2-min
SketchUp_P4-min1
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What’s Included

Ongoing discounts

Apply now for
Instant Course Access

$ 149 all incl.

Alumni Experience

Course Overview

What is SketchUp?

This online training program is designed to train you in rendering 3D models of solar plants using SketchUp and Skelion. In this online training program on how to use SketchUp for solar, you not only strengthen your fundamentals of solar design but also learn to model complex solar system designs and analyse shading reports.

SketchUp is a 3D modeling application that lets solar designers create 2D and 3D models. Sketchup is a program used for a wide range of 3D modeling projects like architectural, interior design, landscape architecture, solar PV power plants, and video game design, to name a few of its uses.

SketchUp has found a lot of success and popularity amongst solar PV designers, assisting them in making 3D model mockups of their solar power plants. This helps them to assess shading and analyze site data while seamlessly using it along with other design simulation software.

SketchUp by itself is mainly a 3D modeling tool with no real solar-specific applications. To allow SketchUp to help you create 3D models of solar power plants and generate reports, a plug-in called Skelion is to be used.

Skelion is a downloadable plug-in that can help you design residential solar installations or ground-mounted power plants. The industry-wide recognized combination of SketchUp and Skelion allows you to reduce the cost of solar design by saving hours of modeling time and help you in making beautiful proposals.

Reo Training Certificate of Completion

Key Program Takeaways
computer

Complete walkthrough of the SketchUp and Skelion software

equalizer

Step-by-step and scientific approach to solar design

person_add

Understand your client’s design requirements

cloud

Master the tricks and obstacles of an online site assessment

wb_sunny

Model rooftop, groundmount, carport and canopy solar PV systems with shadows

build

Model industrial sheds, homes, highrise buildings and schools

business

Tackle real-world design challenges and simulations

school

Solve practical case studies from UAE, India, UK and Germany

Syllabus & Preview

9 Modules with 15 Lessons  
Click below to expand

Performance Evaluation

Practice Test2

Practice Case Studies3

Exam – MCQ Test*Graded

Exam – Case Study*Graded + Feedback

*Re-attempts Allowed

Industry Case Studies and Projects

Our case studies enable you to design real and scientifically accurate solar plants after the completion of your course.

Case Study 1

  • Scope of work: Rooftop solar system 3D modeling.
  • Project particulars: Solar rooftop system using SunPower panels and PLP mounting.
  • Location: Munich, Germany.

Case Study 2

  • Scope of work:Ground-mount solar systems 3D modeling
  • Project particulars: Solar rooftop system using ReneSola panels and RBI Dahlia mounting.
  • Location: Delhi, India.

Case Study 3

  • Scope of work: Carport solar system 3D modeling.
  • Project particulars: Solar rooftop system using LG Neon panels and RBI T mounting.
  • Location: Oregon, USA.

Case Study 4

  • Scope of work: Solar system on canopy 3D modeling.
  • Project particulars: Solar rooftop system using Canadian panels and custom mounting.
  • Location: California, USA.

Case Study 5

  • Scope of work: industrial shed structure 3D modeling.
  • Project particulars: Solar rooftop system using custom panels and industrial mounting.
  • Location: Glasgow, UK.

Case Study 6

  • Scope of work: Residential house structure 3D modeling.
  • Project particulars: Solar rooftop system using custom panels and flush mounting.
  • Location: Los Banos, USA.

Case Study 7

  • Scope of work: High-rise apartment structure 3D modeling.
  • Project particulars: Solar rooftop system using custom panels and flush mounting.
  • Location: Serangoon, Singapore.

Case Study 8

  • Scope of work: Community building structure 3D modeling.
  • Project particulars: Solar rooftop system using custom panels and flush mounting.
  • Location: Deakin, Australia.

Course Instructor

NABCEP certified solar pv design consultant for projects in India, USA, UAE, Germany, Australia

Gautam Bagri

Solar Design Engineer and Consultant

Mr. Gautam Bagri, your instructor for this online training course, is a NABCEP PV Associate with over 8 years of experience in solar PV design. He has designed and engineered solar projects of 1GW+ around the world.

His expertise includes Residential Permit Designs, Commercial Designs Approvals, Community Design Permits, and Multi-MW/Utility-scale solar projects, with clients around the USA, India, Canada, the Netherlands, and Saudi Arabia.

Student Reviews

Reo Enrolments So Far

Over the years, we have attracted and trained solar engineers from all around the world.

Demographic Profile

Average Industry Experience

Frequently Asked Questions

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