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Electrics for Renewables

Electrics for Solar PV and renewable systems

- Safety, instruments and controls -

This course is also available as distance learning with live tutorial, visit:

An intensive one-day course with exam for the Galileo Master Certificate


Professionals and individuals with a strong interest in the electrical equipment side of renewable systems, safety instruments and controls.


Edinburgh Napier University


1st October 2015, Edinburgh Napier University

OR Start the course today: Distance Learning with live tutorial and online remote exam - Click here to visit the EEC Academy

Become a Solar Energy Expert Consultant - Participants on this course can also attend the Solar Photovoltaic course and the Renewable Energy Solutions course to achieve the Solar Energy Expert Consultant Certificate (a total saving of £405)

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Review of electrical fundamentals including:
- Voltage, current and how they are measured, AC and DC, Resistance
- Inductance and Capacitance in AC and DC circuits
- Impact and calculation of Voltage drops
- Use of multi-meters, current clamps and shunts including practical exercise

DC-based Renewable Systems (off-grid):
- Systems architecture and batteries
- Calculation of cable size and measurement of voltage drop
- Over current protection and over voltage protection
- Safe operation and installation
- Practical session measurement of PV performance
- Earthing and over current protection

Grid-connected systems:
- Different types of generators inverters (asynchronous and synchronous types)
- Safety considerations
- The impact of power factor
- PV installation guidelines and installation standards
- Connection and Wiring standards

AC safety:
- Earthing arrangements and their implications
- Safe operation and installation

"I gained a broader knowledge of PV system design and particular safety and MCS standard detail. I will be training field staff in PV system assessment primarily in sub-Saharan Africa."

- Morgan Palmer, Tearfund

Certificate of Participation provided.


NATO - North Atlantic Treaty Organization:

"I would like to underline the instructors’ high level of preparation, alongside their good spirit of collaboration, dedication, flexibility and professionalism." (Mrs. Lorenza Vecchio, Civilian Human Resources Management, JFC HQ Naples, NATO)

The European Energy Centre is pleased to work with the
Energy Technology Partnership (ETP), an alliance of
Scottish universities engaged in world class energy research.


£378 £157.50 (£189 inc VAT) Course + Certificate of Participation + Exam for Galileo Master Certificate
(a saving of £189)

*Spaces are limited, we therefore recommend reserving your space as soon as possible.


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Galileo Master Certificate




This Course is designed for candidates with a prior knowledge of PV and Wind Generation who are required to have an awareness of or carry out isolation, installation or modification PV or Wind Generation components. It will also serve as a refresher to those who are already experienced in the installation of electro mechanical plant requiring to meet the latest Regulations. The Course would also serve as useful to those managing Service Personnel with a view to ensuring Safe Working Practices are adhered to.