Derick Martin (left) from Outback Power assists with installation of the new Outback FP2 all-in-one dual inverter system.
Wiring up the main battery isolator.
Mike & Miles consider how best to protect cables and build an atheistically pleasing hybrid system using the SolaX EPS inverter.
Anthony checking the Goodwe GW2500-BP (yellow box) d.c. to d.c. converter that can be installed on the PV array side of any conventional grid-connect inverter – thus adding battery storage to an existing installation.
It always helps to read the manual!
Fotakis (left) is another of our trainers assisting with the installation of an Outback FP2 dual inverter system.
Checking the internal connections of the Redback hybrid inverter.
Wiring up the comms cable from power meter to Redback.
Factory visit to Selectronic at Mooroolbark (near Healesville) is a highlight of the course. Lindsay Hart explains how the Selectronic system works.
Lindsay walking the students through the production line.
Toroidal transformers ready for the next batch of SP Pro inverters.
Lindsay explains some of the clever thermal management designed into the SP Pro inverter.
Greg and Brian checking the cell voltages for a 2000Ah bank of Narada EosG cells (48V) supplied by Choose Solar.
Greg doing a “pre-flight” check.
Anthony & Brian carefully lifting a Selectronic SP Pro (5kW unit) onto it’s mount. Aquion “salt water” batteries below.
Jerry Robinson of The Greenhouse Effect (trainer) and Reece installing a SMA Sunny Island SI8.0H-11 and SB5000 as an a.c. coupled off-grid system.
Confirming connections are correct before power on and programming of SP Pro with Aquion batteries.
Students discuss the merits of the Redback v’s the SolaX hybrid inverters.
Ian Conibeer from Energy Connections explains how to use Victron Energy‘s VEconfig tool to setup a Victron Multiplus and MPPT in an a.c. coupled arrangement with a Fronius Galvo grid-connect inverter.