Stand-alone power systems: Design and installation

Stand-alone power systems

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.

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.

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 and install safe and effective systems, as well as adequately manage customer expectations.

This course builds upon the basic knowledge provided in Grid-Connected Photovoltaic Systems and expands upon that in Grid-Connected Battery 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 (100 hours)

Three day course at WITT’s Infrastructure Training Park, New Plymouth (24 hrs)

Post-course assignment (16 hrs)

With successful completion of the course, the applicant achieves the following NZQA framework registered micro-credential: Stand Alone Power Systems: Design & Installation

What you will learn

Who should attend?

  • Electricians
  • Electrical Engineers
  • Electrical Inspectors

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

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

Changes for 2023 learners

From 1 November 2022, WITT and the programme you have enrolled in will become part of Te Pūkenga – New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology .

When you apply to study with WITT in 2023, you will be enrolled with Te Pūkenga, the new national network of vocational and applied education in Aotearoa New Zealand. You will learn in the same way, in the same place, and with the same people. The great news is that this enables us to share skills and knowledge across a network of passionate education providers, to better help you succeed.

Please note that all programmes offered by WITT and other subsidiaries of Te Pūkenga are under review. This is to make sure they are portable, consistent, and aligned with the needs of the industry to provide you with excellent and quality educational opportunities.

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