Grid-connected photovoltaic systems: Design and installation

Grid-connected PV systems

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

What you will learn

Who should attend?

  • Electricians
  • Electrical Engineers
  • Electrical Inspectors

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

Offering institute

This qualification is offered by WITT.

From 2023, WITT and the programme you have enrolled in will become part of Te Pūkenga - New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology. Please note that all programmes offered by WITT and other subsidiaries of Te Pūkenga are under review as part of the reform of vocational education training. This is to ensure they are portable, consistent, and aligned with the needs of industry. The programme, short course or micro-credential you have enrolled in may change over time.

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