Stand-alone power systems: Design only

Stand Alone Power Systems (SAPS) can be a viable option for many applications, from a remote monitoring station to an off-grid household right up to village electrification.

For the reliable, long-term supply of power to off-grid users, electrical workers involved with these systems fully understand the operating theory and safety requirements in order to design safe and effective systems, as well as adequately manage customer expectations.

This course builds upon the basic knowledge provided in Grid-Connected Photovoltaic Systems: Design Only and expands upon that in Grid-Connected Battery Systems: Design Only.

Course structure

The delivery of this course is designed for busy professionals 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. (Estimated study times below)

  • Pre-course learning: Online self-directed learning at your own pace, withtutor support (100 hours)
  • Three day course at WITT’s Infrastructure Park, New Plymouth (24 hrs)
  • Post-course assignment (16 hrs)
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Who should attend?

Non-Practicing Electrical Engineers Technical Salespeople with an electrical / electrical engineering background

N.B. Completion of Grid-Connected PV Systems: Design Only is a pre-requisite for this course. Completion of Grid-Connected Battery Systems: Design Only is highly recommended.

(Note: live testing etc will only be carried out by a licenced electrician and participants will interpret those results)

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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