This online course is delivered by Global Sustainable Energy Solutions, an Australian leader in renewable energy engineering, training and consultancy specialising in photovoltaic technology.
As newer technology leads to improvements in efficiency and less expense for consumers, solar becomes a more viable source of energy to fossil fuels.
This course provides participants with a sound understanding of the system components for a grid connected photovoltaic system. Understanding how to combine these components and how to ensure that the installation of the system equipment meets Australian standards. In addition, the course covers system output optimisation, how to assess a potential installation site, solar radiation and system economics.
Upon completion of the course participants can apply for the Design of Grid-Connect PV Systems Accreditation from the Clean Energy Council. (As an applicant, you’ll need to also provide proof that you have completed the equivalent of 'electrical basics' at university or a similar level.)
Build your Chartered competencies
This training course builds skills and knowledge in the following Engineers Australia Chartered status competencies*:
6. Identify, assess and manage risks
12. Advanced engineering knowledge
13. Local engineering knowledge
14. Problem analysis
15. Creativity and innovation
*Completing this course does not automatically guarantee a competency, it provides participants with the underpinning knowledge required to develop specific Chartered competencies.
This course forms part of an accreditation credential from the Clean Energy Council for designing and installing grid connected PV systems with battery storage along with:
This course is for you if you are the member of an engineering team involved in the design of grid-connected photovoltaic systems.
It will be particularly useful for electrical engineers, electronics engineers or any other engineers who have completed electrical basics studies.
Global Sustainable Energy Solutions (GSES) is an Australian based renewable energy engineering, consultancy and training organisation, undertaking projects in Australia, New Zealand, Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands.
Established in 1998, GSES has a diverse portfolio, and is experienced in system engineering, design, audit and education for both government and private enterprise. Their expertise covers both on grid and off grid renewable energy resources and commercial aspects of RE technology systems and power supplies.
The course is delivered online and takes approximately 60 hours to complete. After registering online, access will be provided to the online teaching material. Participants can complete the course at their own pace. Tutors are available for additional help either by phone, email or in person.
This course will cover the following topics:
Participants will be required to complete a full design task and final exam using all of the knowledge learned throughout this course. There will also be quizzes from every topic that must be completed in full.