This is an extension course developed principally for engineers, CEC accredited designers or those who hold equivalent basic electrical units and wish to get hands on experience of grid connected photovoltaic system installation. This is a one day, face to face, non-accredited training course to allow participants to experience a real installation.
This course comprises a short introductory session on site considerations, followed by a hands-on practical session to install a real system (de-energized). You will be trained by a CEC accredited, licensed electrician with many years of experience in Solar Industry. This course will give you an insight of all the things required to carry out an actual installation, commissioning, testing and basic fault finding.
- Shading Analysis (Path Finder and Sun path diagram)
- Installation of rails, modules and DC Isolator (de-energized)
- Demonstration of pre commissioning tests (Short circuit test, Insulation resistance test etc.)
- Demonstration of Commissioning and De-commissioning procedure
- Fault Finding Exercise
While there are no formal prerequisites for the course, we advise you to have;
|Familiarity with Work Health and Safety||The course will provide a site relevant overview|
|Knowledge of basic electrical units||This will not be taught in the course|
|Familiarity of standards such as AS/NZS 5033:2014||This will be discussed during the installation, but not taught.|
Alternatively you can enrol in GSES GCPV Design Only course then participate in this extension course.
NOTE: The bulk of the practical installation is performed on de-energised (not live) system components. As this will ultimately be an energised system, any Low Voltage electrical installation work can only be done by a licensed electrician, however once Low Voltage electrical work is complete, non-electricians will then participate in the remainder of the practical training