How On-grid Storage Offers Best Returns and Grid Independence
PV On-grid Storage has created excitement that a ‘new normal’ is coming to domestic and commercial power – that of on-site storage in the pursuit of grid independence and financial gain.
The 2-day Australian Solar Council course provides insights into the benefits and efficiencies of energy storage along with a deep understanding of common system design configurations.
A hands-on component will offer attendees practical experience in configuration of inverters for battery storage.
Practical Training in DC & AC Coupled Systems
Leading solar trainer Glen Morris provides the theoretical background of current industry-best techniques to achieve high efficiency backup solutions within Australian Standards and industry best practice.
The course presents a workflow from consideration of demand and renewable supply through design options for DC and AC coupled systems, including electrical schematics, installation and system maintenance procedures.
This course delivers the five units (K123A, K125A, K128A, K134A, K139A) required by the Clean Energy Council for electricians or electrical/electronics engineers to gain “SPS” endorsement of their accreditation.
For those that don’t need CEC accreditation but wish to learn more about battery/inverter systems connected to the grid (commonly referred to has “hybrid”), Glen will be running a series of “PV with On-Site Storage” courses under the auspices of the Australian Solar Council.
Solar Stand Alone Short Course (Swinburne University of Technology)
Images from Glen Morris’s stand alone power systems course at Moora Moora Community Coop (Healesville, Victoria). This is the practical component (3 days) of the nine day course. Students are required to complete a range of tasks including: checking flooded and VRLA batteries, downloading performance history from inverters and charge controllers, and installing PV modules, inverters, batteries, isolators and d.c. cabling.
Installing the battery voltage sensing cables. The SP Pro inverter uses three sense wires so that it can monitor the actual battery voltage when high currents are flowing in the battery leads and to measure the voltage of each half of the battery bank so that it can check for a weak cell in the bank.
Australian Solar Council Vice President Glen Morris will deliver the training, moderate the discussion and answer your questions on many aspects of NZS 5033 (PV Arrays) and practical applications of this standard.
Glen will demonstrate some practical site assessment activities and ways to maximize the performance of a solar PV system under a range of conditions.
If you missed the Australian Solar Council’s great two day professional development stream at the recent Solar2013 Conference in Melbourne last May – then don’t fret. The Solar Council has bundled together the best of the best and Glen Morris is going to be touring them around nine towns and cities in Australia.