Batteries for Small Scale Solar Systems

Engineering context

Residential and Commercial Applications

As solar becomes one of the most popular types of electricity generation across the globe, energy storage solutions become equally important.

Delivered by education partners, Global Sustainable Energy Solutions (GSES), this webinar covers batteries for small scale residential and commercial solar power systems focusing on the technical fundamentals, followed by the economics of battery systems – the cost vs benefit tipping point, concluding with an exploration of emerging applications.

You will learn how batteries work and how they integrate with solar power systems, the expected lifetime and performance of these systems, and future of the industry including new applications in the residential and commercial sectors such as Virtual Power Plants (VPPs) and Electric Vehicles (EVs).

Learning outcomes

  • How batteries and solar work together
  • Fundamentals of residential and commercial battery solar power systems
  • Popular battery technologies
  • Expected performance and lifetime of a battery system
  • Economical viability of battery systems
  • Virtual Power Plants and how they work with Electric Vehicles

Related webinars:

This webinar is Part Two of the Solar Power webinar series.

Related courses:

Batteries for Small Scale Solar Systems


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Is this course for you?

Ideal for electrical engineers but also for structural, mechanical, civil, computer science and environmental engineers. As an introductory level webinar, it is suitable for all career stages and job roles.

The webinar is beneficial for those interested to work within the solar PV industry directly or in a peripheral way. It is assumed that participants are technology professionals.

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Your facilitator for this course

Alwyn Ramshaw is a Project Engineer at Global Sustainable Energy Solutions (GSES)is an Australian based renewable energy engineering, consultancy and training organisation.

Alwyn joined GSES in 2019 and has experience in administration of GSES’s Australian accreditation courses including tutoring on grid-connected battery energy storage. Alwyn has been involved in the international consulting and training carried out by GSES in various countries around the Pacific and Africa.

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