Operation and Maintenance of PV Systems

$345.00

Online Short Course

Operating and maintaining a PV system requires balancing of processes such as planning, timing and executing works, as well as scheduling production to increase its lifespan, energy production and safety whilst decreasing the amount of downtime and unexpected system costs.  The Operation and Maintenance of PV Systems (O&M) online course provides a comprehensive introduction for those with Grid-Connected PV experience wishing to expand their knowledge into the specific maintenance requirements and operational considerations of commercial and industrial (C&I) PV systems.

Upon completion, CEC (Clean Energy Council) accredited designers/installers will be eligible for 30 CPD points.

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:

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 training@gses.com.au 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.

Variants and Options

Course Content
This interactive online course provides a structured approach to understanding the operation and maintenance (O&M) considerations of a PV project. The course presents information on the following areas:

  • An overview of the types and benefits of conducting O&M on grid-connected PV systems;
  • The main components that require significant O&M and site considerations to ensure system viability;
  • Preventative maintenance requirements for main components and site considerations in a grid-connected PV system;
  • The various stakeholders that may be involved in the process and their varied interests;
  • Conducting corrective maintenance and troubleshooting system errors in a grid-connected PV system;
  • Conducting condition-based maintenance on grid-connected PV systems and the type of monitoring equipment used to assist in identifying system errors; and
  • Considerations for operating a PV system throughout its lifecycle.
Prerequisites

It is assumed that students have existing knowledge of Grid-Connected PV Systems. They may have completed the Grid-Connected PV System Design or Install course, hold a Clean Energy Council Grid-Connect accreditation or have applicable industry experience across residential, commercial and industrial or utility scale PV systems.

Materials and Equipment

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

Delivery Method and Duration

Delivery Method
Delivery is online comprising video content, theory, and short quizzes at the end of each topic. Tutor support is available if required.

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

Student Rights and Responsibilities

Outcome of Successful Completion
Students can download a GSES certificate of completion stating they have completed the Operation and Maintenance of PV Systems course.
Upon completion, CEC (Clean Energy Council) accredited designers/installers will be eligible for 30 CPD points.

Cancellation 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.

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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 training@gses.com.au 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
This interactive online course provides a structured approach to understanding the operation and maintenance (O&M) considerations of a PV project. The course presents information on the following areas:

An overview of the types and benefits of conducting O&M on grid-connected PV systems;
The main components that require significant O&M and site considerations to ensure system viability;
Preventative maintenance requirements for main components and site considerations in a grid-connected PV system;
The various stakeholders that may be involved in the process and their varied interests;
Conducting corrective maintenance and troubleshooting system errors in a grid-connected PV system;
Conducting condition-based maintenance on grid-connected PV systems and the type of monitoring equipment used to assist in identifying system errors; and
Considerations for operating a PV system throughout its lifecycle.

Delivery Mode
Delivery is online comprising video content, theory, and short quizzes. Tutor support is available if required.
Duration
This online course is self-paced. We estimate it may take approximately 2-3 hours to complete, however this can vary. Course access is valid for 12 months.
Assumed Knowledge
It is assumed that students have existing knowledge of Grid-Connected PV Systems. They may have completed the Grid-Connected PV System Design or Install course, hold a Clean Energy Council Grid-Connect accreditation or have applicable industry experience across residential, commercial and industrial or utility scale PV systems.
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 Operation and Maintenance of PV Systems course. Upon completion, CEC (Clean Energy Council) accredited designers/installers will be eligible for 30 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.