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

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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