Grid-connected battery storage systems: Design and installation

Grid-connected battery storage systems

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Grid-Connected Battery Storage Systems, particularly those integrated with Grid-Connected Photovoltaic Systems, provide many valuable options to home and business owners.

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 the operating theory and safety requirements in order to design and install safe and effective systems, as well as adequately manage customer expectations.

This is a recommended pre-requisite course for those wanting to insall complete standalone (off-grid) systems and builds upon the basic knowledge provided in Grid-Connected Photovoltaic 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 hrs)
  • Three day course at WITT’s Infrastructure 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: Grid-Connected Battery Storage 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.

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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.

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 the close-off date (30 working days prior the date of the three day practical course) 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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