GSES Training: PV Gains a Further Foothold on Nauru

GSES has conducted PV system installation training on Nauru twice. The most recent training session was conducted by Dr. Rick Potter in November 2016.Nauru is a tiny island located just half a degree south of the equator and east of Papua New Guinea and the Solomon islands. The island is only 21 km² and one […]

GSES in Brisbane! Grid Connect Solar and Battery Storage: Training Course delivery in Brisbane

GSES recently completed a purpose-built trailer to deliver the practical training components for: Grid Connect PV Systems: Design and Installation Grid Connect PV Systems with Batteries: Design and Installation GSES has joined forces with Master Electricians Association and Careers Australia to deliver this training in Queensland.  How then to provide the best working examples of these two […]

Professional Development for the Energy Storage Industry – Who needs it?

The ever increasing publicity and media surrounding ‘Energy Storage’ is promulgated by all sectors of the energy market: industry journalists, network operators, energy retailers, equipment retailers, wholesalers, system designers, and installers. What training is currently available for the energy storage industry? From GSES’ perspective, as an engineering consultancy and training company, the additional knowledge and […]

PV Training challenges & how they affect installations

Since being established in 1998, GSES has focused on assisting the growth of Australian and international PV industries by providing quality training. GSES is recognised for its expertise in providing the training required for grid-connected PV design and install accreditation. In training many electricians and engineers, GSES has identified certain areas that prove to be […]

Solar Power Purchase Agreements

Solar Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) are a financing model that has the potential to transition those operating as suppliers of energy-generating equipment to the role of the more traditional energy retailer. This transition will see solar installers mature commercially to become solar developers. PPAs have been around for many years and are widely used in […]

New CEC Endorsement Proposed for Grid Connected PV with Batteries: Training Requirements

New nationally recognised units of competency have been released in draft form setting out the knowledge and skills required for the design and installation of grid-connected PV systems with battery storage. The CEC has indicated that it will recognise completion of this training as an endorsement to Grid Connect PV Design and Installation accreditations: participants […]

Microgrid: A solution to the aging grid infrastructure

The business community and consumers are continually expressing their concern regarding climate change, energy security and the increasing price of electricity. Within these scenarios, renewable energy technologies increasingly present themselves as viable alternatives. With the increased penetration of renewable generation sources on the electricity network, the aging grid infrastructure can struggle to cope with the […]

Solar Installations: Where are we going wrong?

Under the Renewable Energy Target (RET) requirements, solar photovoltaic (PV) power systems must be installed to relevant Australian standards and Clean Energy Council (CEC) guidelines in order to receive Small-scale Technology Certificates (STCs). To monitor this, the Clean Energy Regulator’s RET inspection program has been running since 2010. Global Sustainable Energy Solutions (GSES) is an […]

Sealing Roof Penetrations

Roof penetrations for PV systems are often the most difficult parts of installing a PV system, especially on tile roofs. Installations on tile roofs typically require grinding out the underside of numerous tiles for the mounting feet and then having to drill holes for cable entries, then to properly seal these holes can seem tedious […]

GSES Releases New eBook Publication: Solar Water Pumping Guide

Global Sustainable Energy Solutions Pty Ltd (GSES) announces the release of their first eBook publication: the Solar Water Pumping Guide. This comprehensive resource has been released to include the industry’s progression to the current revised industry best practices, system design and product criteria. Susan Neill, GSES Director, commented: “The need for reliable water supplies in […]

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