Grid-connected photovoltaic systems: Design only

Grid-Connected Photovoltaic (GCPV) Systems are becoming a frequently requested option on many homes and in larger, commercial applications.

It is essential that those involved with the design, specification and sales of these systems fully understand their operating theory and safety requirements in order to effectively design safe, standards compliant and effective systems as well as interpret fault-finding results provided by electrical workers during installation and maintenance.

This is a pre-requisite course for other advanced courses for those wanting to design battery-backup (on grid) or complete standalone (off-grid) systems.

Course structure

The delivery of this course is designed for busy people who do not have the time to attend lengthy face-to-face courses. The online component is fully flexible to allow students to complete the theory in their own time.

  • Pre-course learning:  Online self-directed learning at your own pace, with tutor support (96 hours)
  • Three day course at WITT’s Infrastructure Park, New Plymouth (24 hrs)

The face-to-face component of the three day course includes hands-on familiarisation with the various system components on a simulated worksite, testing of ELV components and demonstration of commissioning/fault finding by a licenced electrician. No LV work or testing will be carried out by unlicenced persons.

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Who should attend?

Non-Practicing Electrical Engineers

Technical Sales Personnel with the appropriate electrical theory knowledge.

Cancellation policy: 

Participant withdrawals must be notified in writing.  Any withdrawals after 30 working days of receiving the online login details  will be charged the full course fee, including text book fee.  If a participant requests to be transferred to a practical course on a different date, or fails to complete the required online modules and WITT is required to transfer the participant to a different date, the participant will be charged an additional fee of $300.  Non-attendance of participants on the course date will be charged the full course fee.  These cancellation fees are non-transferrable.

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