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Electrics for Renewables

Electrics for Solar PV and renewable systems

- Safety, instruments and controls -

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

WHO IS IT FOR

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

LOCATION:

Edinburgh Napier University

WHEN

24th - 25th September 2014, at 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 take Solar Photovoltaic and Renewable Energy Management and Finance courses to achieve the new Solar Energy Consultant Expert Certificate.

COURSE CONTENT

Electrical Fundamentals
Electrical Safety
Instrumentation
Battery Backup
Inverters
Earthing and Bonding
Cable Termination Skills
Fault Isolation
Safe Isolation Methods
Supply System Overview
Electrical Regulations Overview
Exam

Practical hands-on experience showing the use of test equipment to enhance installation and troubleshooting technique on renewable energy systems.

The practical sessions will include exercises in:

· aligning solar panels

· true power measurement

· use of dummy loads

· inverter testing

· checking meter calibration

· insulation testing

Note: participants will be connecting solar panels/renewable equipment, supervised, in a safe environment.

COURSE OBJECTIVES

Understand components and arrangements found in renewable systems.

Recognise the types of instrumentation used in the operation of renewable systems, including sizing, interfacing and using battery backup systems.

Identify the advantages and limitations of inverter types and technologies.

Understand the types of electrical dangers and the need for safety.

Recognise the need for reliable and safe terminations, earthing and bonding regulations.

Understand the concept of safe isolation and fault isolation techniques and equipment.

Certificate of Participation provided.

GALILEO MASTER CERTIFICATE (GMC)

Internationally recognised: provided to successful candidates of exam (administrative cost for sitting the exam £45 + VAT)

A 50% funded discount is currently available to participants taking this course in Edinburgh.

PRICE: (after 50% funded discount):

£540 £225 (£270 inc VAT) Course + Certificate of Participation (a saving of £270)

or

£594 £247.50 (£297 inc VAT) Course + Certificate of Participation + Exam for Galileo Master Certificate
(a saving of £297)

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






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.

 

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Galileo Master Certificate

 

BACK

 

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.