Event Details

Start: 11-Nov-2013
End: 22-Nov-2013

Stand Alone Power Systems – Design and Installation Course

Introduction

This course is offered to people who want to be able to:

  • Design Stand Alone Power systems that include PV solar modules, batteries, inverter, back-up fuel generator, battery chargers and associated equipment.
  • Install the above systems up to the inverter. (Note, in many countries the electrical connection between the inverter and loads can only be undertaken by licensed or registered electricians.).
To successfully complete the course, each candidate must show that they are competent in all skills and tasks as defined by the following GSES ISPQ Asia/Pacific task Analysis:  
  • Design stand-alone power systems
  • Install stand-alone power systems

Course Assessment

The assessment of the candidate includes:

  • Completion of a Multiple Choice Assignment prior to undertaking the 10 day training course
  • Active participation in exercises conducted in the class during the 10 day training course.
  • Active participation in the practical session and practical installation work conducted during the 10 day training course.
  • Completion of an assignment which is handed out on the first day of the course and must be submitted on the morning of the examination.
  • An open book examination on the last day.
To be awarded a certificate stating then candidate has successfully completed the design and installation course the candidate shall:  
  • Complete the multiple choice assignment;
  • Successfully install a small solar system;
  • Competently answer the questions in the one-on-one interview;
  • Obtain a mark 90% or higher in the assignment however if the candidate obtains a mark above 65% and below 90% in initial assignment the candidate is provided a follow up assignment (see below);
  • Obtain a mark 90% or higher in the examination however if the candidate obtains a mark above 65% and below 90% in examination the candidate is provided a follow up assignment (see below).
  • Obtain a mark over 90% in the follow up assignments.

Pre-requisites for Course Admittance

As a minimum all course attendees should have the following skills:

  • some knowledge of safe work practices;
  • Minimum Senior Secondary School maths (or in country equivalent) skills for solving standard problems; and
  • Minimum Senior Secondary School English (or in country equivalent) and reading skills.
It is preferred that the attendees already have knowledge and skills in:  
  • Electricity, electrical terms, and common formulae
  • Working knowledge of tools and meters used in installation, and maintenance of electrical systems.
  • Basic customer education and service practices

About the Trainer

Mr Geoffrey James Stapleton has more than 20 years of experience in solar energy: solar cell design and PV application. He is the founder of Southern Solar Australia Pty Ltd (formerly Southern Solar) which specialises in the design, sales, installation and maintenance of remote power systems within rural New South Wales (NSW). At the same time, he is also the Managing Director of Global Sustainable Energy Solutions Pty Ltd and a part-time senior lecturer at University of NSW.

Course Fee: S$3,210 (inclusive of GST) 

 

Extra Information

Registration will close on 25 October 2013, Friday.

Contact Information

training@seas.org.sg, 6337 9886

Address Information

Seminar Room at Cleantech One

Module Title Start Date End Date
Stand Alone Power Systems – Design and Installation Course 11-Nov-2013 09:00:00 15-Nov-2013 05:30:00
Stand Alone Power Systems – Design and Installation Course 18-Nov-2013 09:00:00 22-Nov-2013 05:30:00