Stand-Alone Solar Power Systems

Engineering context

Stand Alone Solar Systems: From the Outback to Outer Space

Stand Alone Power Systems (SAPS) have provided electricity for millions of people in developing countries for over 20 years; and have now become cost effective for some utilities to disconnect customers from the grid and maintain SAPS.

Engineers should understand the complexities and risks associated with designing stand alone power systems, as they are vastly different than grid connected systems. These principles draw parallels to the power system aboard the International Space Station.

This webinar will cover the design challenges of off-grid or SAPS using solar photovoltaic as a primary source of power. It will cover three areas of interest:

  • Background and micro-systems in developing countries
  • Considerations and challenges in off-grid designs in Australia
  • Applications of these design considerations and challenges aboard the International Space Station

Learning outcomes

  • Prevalence of stand alone solar systems across the world
  • Knowledge of the growing market in Australia for SAPS
  • Risks in taking grid connected knowledge to an off-grid design
  • Equipment used and how they interact with each other
  • Understanding of the ISS power system architecture and history

Related webinars:

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

Stand-Alone Solar Power Systems
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Is this course for you?

This webinar is ideal for electrical, renewables, mechanical, aerospace, chemical, energy efficiency, and fire protection engineers across all career stages.

It is assumed that participants have an understanding of how solar systems operate. Some knowledge of electrical and battery equipment is also recommended.

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Your facilitator for this course

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.

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