Solar Photovoltaic System Design

Organisation profile

Solartricity is a subsidiary of Turbotricity Ltd., which has been working in microgeneration internatially since 2008, with an electronic engineering division producing and supporting control systems and inverters for microgenerators.

Formed ConstructionPV in 2014 to design and supply photovoltaic sytems for Part L compliance in new build residential and for industrial settings with high power consumption.

Training aim

This course shows how solar photovoltaic systems can be appropriately designed, not just to meet Part L, but to be robut and durable, with safe practices and standards used in other jurisdictions.

Learning objectives

The course should provide an understanding of all the components of solar photovoltaic systems and how they work in both residential and industrial settings.

The course also outlines mounting options for various roof types, including pitch roofs, trapezoidal steel and ballasted flat roof mountings.

How to ensure that systems meet Part L, both for renewable energy and CPC/EPC requirements.

Course outline

* Introduction to photovoltaic principles

* Component parts - modules, mountings and grid connection electronics

* System design - Part L compliance, and industrial design for energy production and matching to consumption

* DEAP Entry

* Planning issues and exemptions

Trainer's profile

Quentin Gargan trained as a mechanical / plastics engineer at Athlone Institute of Technology, later training in Electronic Engineering and Telecommunications.

City & Guilds certificates in;

Solar Thermal

Solar Photovoltaic

Small Scale Wind Turbine Installation

Qualified BER Assessor (not practicing)

Course duration

1 hour or 2 hour options

Who should attend

Engineers concerned with specifying renewable energy systems or interested in understanding solar photovoltaic systems


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