Solar Battery System Fundamentals


Online Short Course

Solar Battery System Fundamentals is an online course that provides a comprehensive introduction to grid-connected battery energy systems and how they can work in conjunction with a PV system. It is a technical course that introduces key concepts regarding the technologies used, the basics of sizing a battery and the operational life of a battery system. It will also cover some typical functions of a battery system such as providing backup during grid outages and off-setting peak loads.

Upon completion, CEC (Clean Energy Council) accredited designers/installers will be eligible for 50 CPD points.

This is a GSES Auto-Enrol course. Before purchase, please read the Important Enrolment Information in the description section below to ensure a smooth and speedy enrolment.

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Important Enrolment Information

This course uses Auto-Enrol, which means students gain immediate access to the full course upon enrolment. Because the enrolment process is completed automatically, please note the following to ensure correct enrolment:

  • If you are only enrolling yourself in this course, do not tick the “Purchase for someone else” box. Your account on this website, created during checkout or a previous purchase, will provide the details required for your automatic account creation on our student training portal. You will receive course login details via email within a few minutes after purchase.
  • If you are enrolling one or more students other than yourself, please tick the “Purchase for someone else” box. You will receive an email within a few minutes after purchase. Use the link included in this email to enter the student/s details (this may include yourself), and the accounts will be created on our student training portal.
  • Student’s names and email addresses can only be altered after enrolment by GSES staff. Please ensure names are entered as they should appear on the completion certificate. Ensure email addresses are entered correctly, as this is how course access is provided.

If you experience any technical issues during enrolment, please contact the GSES office on or +61 2 9024 5312. Staff will be available to assist during business hours only (AEST/AEDT). Note that tax invoices are issued manually, which may take a few working days from enrolment.

Course Content

The main focus of this course is grid-connected battery systems and how they interact with a PV system. Stand-alone systems and other battery applications are briefly touched upon. The course is presented in topics starting with overview how battery and PV systems work, progressing on to characteristics of batteries, common and emerging battery technologies, sizing batteries and finally the operational life of battery systems.

Delivery Mode

Delivery is online comprising video content, theory, and short quizzes. Short videos are available to give an overview of each topic. Tutor support is available if required.


This online course is self-paced. We estimate it may take approximately 3-5 hours to complete, however this can vary. Course access is valid for 12 months.

Assumed Knowledge

There is no assumed knowledge for this course.

Required Materials

A computer, laptop, tablet, or phone with reliable internet access.

Outcome of Successful Completion

Students will receive a GSES certificate of completion stating they have completed the Solar Battery System Fundamentals course. Upon completion, CEC (Clean Energy Council) accredited designers/installers will be eligible for 50 CPD points.

Cancellations and Refunds

A full refund is available within 14 days of purchase, on the condition that the student/s have not yet logged into the student portal. Due to the online nature of the course, no refunds are possible once the course has been accessed on the student portal.