Grid-connected photovoltaic systems: Design and installation

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

With climate change being a huge environmental issue worldwide, clean energy to power communities is needed. Solar can help lower our carbon footprint and can make a huge contribution to the environment's health.

It is essential that electrical workers involved with these systems fully understand their operating theory and safety requirements in order to both design and install safe and effective systems as well as fault-find and maintain existing systems.

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

Course structure

The delivery of this course is designed for busy tradespeople 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 Training Park, New Plymouth (24 hrs)

With successful completion of the course, the applicant achieves the following NZQA framework registered micro-credential: Grid-Connected PV Systems: Design & Installation

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We’re proud to have gained SEANZ (Sustainable Energy Association of New Zealand) endorsement of the Level 4 NZQA-approved micro-credentials and short courses.

Find out more about SEANZ by visiting their website.

Who should attend?

  • Electricians
  • Electrical Engineers
  • Electrical Inspectors

All applicants must be registered electrical workers and hold a current practicing licence.

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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