Off-grid training at CERES

Stand-alone power system training course

This seven day SPS accreditation short course for electricians was run at CERES Community Environment Park in Brunswick, Melbourne and at Moora Moora Coop near Healesville. The course was run by Glen Morris.

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Mounting ET ac solar modules on off-grid system from Australian Micro Inverters

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Connecting up ac modules – it was so easy we did it twice just for fun!

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Setting time on Plasmatronics PL60 series charge controller

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Recording battery readings in log book

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Reconfiguring an existing PV array from three strings of four modules to a single string

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Upgrading a ground mount system

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Using a Fluke CNX3000 with iFlex and data logger to measure customer load profile

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Installing a Schneider MPPT 600V 80A d.c. to d.c. charge controller

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Attaching ferrules to ends of fine multi stranded cable

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Rod Dewar of Fronius showing my students how to reconfigure a Fronius Galvo for off-grid ac coupled configuration

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Cinnamon Evans, CEO of CERES (right) showing the electric vehicle charging station at CERES

20141008-IMG_7245One of the training rooms at CERES where the theory component of the off-grid course was held

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Programming the AERL CoolMax charge controller (Plasmatronics PL60 adjacent)

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The training trailer

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Schneider off-grid system upgrade. Conext XW, RL and MPPT 600-80 with full system monitoring

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Checking the voltages on the Narada VRLA cells from Choose Solar.

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The setup menu on the AERL CoolMax MV unit (180V d.c. input max)

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Upgrading from a series charge controller to an MPPT charge controller for higher conversion efficiencies connected to a series one Selectronic SP Pro multimode inverter

2 Replies to “Off-grid training at CERES”

  1. Hi
    My names Matt and I’m really interested in the off grid course. I couldn’t find the dates or info on up coming courses could you please send me or direct me to where I can find it.

    Cheers

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