Some photos from the Australian Solar Council’s industry conference in Melbourne 23-24 May (photos Glen Morris)
To enrol in Swinburne’s SPS Short Course to be held:
Ausgrid Training Facility Silverwater (Sydney)
Tuesday 4 to Friday 7 June
Tuesday 11 to Wednesday 12 June
Moora Moora Community Coop (Healesville/Mount Toolebewong)
Tuesday 25 to Thursday 27 June
Please download Part A and B of the enrolment form and send to:
Centre for Engineering, Technology and Trades
Electrical and Renewable Energy
Swinburne University of Technology – TAFE Division
Wantirna Campus | 369 Stud Road, Wantirna 3152
Phone: (03) 9210 1987
To confirm your place please call Vishal first. Numbers are strictly limited.
Grid-connected systems with battery backup
Due to the poor export tariffs being offered by many electricity retailers around Australia, many folk are turning to having some on-grid battery storage options so that they can store their valuable solar energy during the day to use at night – when they need it.
These kinds of systems are much more complex and have a lot more safety standards to comply with than a pure grid-connected solar PV system. Below is an example of a non-compliant system that breaches many of the requirements of the relevant standards: AS/NZS 3000; AS 4086; AS 2676; AS/NZS 4509.
These photos were provided to me anonymously – they show a three year old solar PV system in Australia that while being serviced had major problems with the cable and connectors.
Renewable energy is energy that comes from natural resources such as sunlight, wind, rain, tides, waves and geothermal heat. About 16% of global final energy consumption comes from renewable resources, with 10% of all energy from traditional biomass, mainly used for heating, and 3.4% from hydroelectricity. New renewables (small hydro, modern biomass, wind, solar, geothermal, and biofuels) accounted for another 3% and are growing very rapidly. The share of renewables in electricity generation is around 19%, with 16% of electricity coming from hydroelectricity and 3% from new renewables.
NB. The above is from Wikipedia
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