The course will provide you with the skills and knowledge in Stand Alone Power systems for you to
analyse information, create tailored solutions for clients and communicate these solutions to others.
Students will be expected to be highly engaged and motivated, actively designing and managing
learning processes appropriate to the context.
Successful completion will result in the award of a Statement of Attainment in the current version of the following Units of Competency:
- UEERE0025: Carry out basic repairs to renewable energy (RE) apparatus
- UEERE0022: Solve basic problems in photovoltaic energy apparatus and systems
- UEERE0046: Solve problems in stand-alone renewable energy (RE) systems
- UEERE0035: Install ELV stand-alone photovoltaic power systems
- UEERE0031: Design stand-alone renewable energy (RE) systems
Upon successful completion of the course, students will be eligible to apply to the Clean Energy Council for the Design & Installation of Stand-alone Power Systems accreditation.
Reliability and safety of design of Standalone Power System (SPS)
An off grid SPS is a mini powerhouse combining solar power, battery energy plus generator power into a common power supply. It is popular in remote areas where the grid connected power is not available. The customers rely 100% on SPS for all its power needs. Customer wants assurance of safe and reliable availability of power 24/7 from off grid energy system from the designer and installer of SPS.
The power loss caused by a nuisance tripping or failure of any component causes a huge upset at customer end and not normally tolerated. Hence it is critical to develop and implement an off grid SPS that meets customer power needs i.e.:
- Starting and running loads during the day
- Trims the power use to critical loads during the peak load period
- Ongoing warning/ alarms to the customer of the constraints of their SPS
A professional system design and install, therefore requires you to have:
- competency in design and installation of offgrid connect PV system with battery back up
- significant knowledge of power and energy capacities and performance of the equipment to be
installed in SPS
PMV Trainers have significant experience in residential and commercial off grid energy systems with all major brands of equipment designing and installing through-out the wheat belt, the Pilbara, the Goldfields and the South West of Western Australia.
Variant 1 – Fast Track SPS
Cost: $3,750 | 3-day face-to-face or remote delivery + 1 day practical
Variant 1 – GCPV + SPS
Cost: $5,000 | 4-day face-to-face or remote delivery + 1 to 2 days practical
- Delivered at one of PMV’s national training centre (Perth) or at a client’s facility
Prerequisite for Enrolment
To enrol in this course, you must be a licensed electrician or electrical apprentice. Students who successfully complete all components of the course will receive a Statement of Attainment for the units of competency UEERE0025, UEERE0022, UEERE0046, UEERE0035 and UEERE0031.
This meets the training component of the Clean Energy Council’s requirements for Stand-alone Power Systems Design and Install Provisional Accreditation. This course is an AQF Level 6 course and Level 5 LLN skills are recommended for successful completion.
PMV offers this Design and Install course in two variants.
We strongly recommend completing our Grid-Connected PV Systems course, followed by our Battery Storage for Grid-Connected PV course, if you have not yet completed these courses with us or another registered training organisation.
Variant 1- Fast Track SPS
Prerequisites: Student must have already acquired the Grid-Connected PV Systems Design & Install accreditation and Grid-Connected Battery Storage accreditation and successfully completed the units of competency UEERE0011, UEERE0016, UEERE4001 and UEERE5001).
Variant 1- GCPV + SPS
SAPS GCPV Accredited (must have already acquired the Grid-Connected PV Systems Design & Install accreditation and/or successfully completed the units of competency UEERE0011 and UEERE0016).
Students are responsible for obtaining current copies of the following Australian Standards, available for purchase from the SAI Global website:
- AS/NZS 5033 Photovoltaic arrays
- AS/NZS 4777.1 Grid connection of energy systems via inverters
- AS/NZS 4509.1 Stand Alone Power Systems – Safety and installation
- AS/NZS 4509.2 Stand Alone Power Systems – System design
- AS/NZS 5139 Electrical installations – Safety of battery systems for use with power conversion equipment
- AS/NZS 3010 Electrical installations – Generating sets
- AS/NZS 3000 Wiring Rules
- AS/NZS 3008.1.1 Electrical installations – Selection of cables
Students will also require the following:
- Computer with reliable Internet connection and ability to use live video and audio.
- Scientific calculator
- Email account, checked regularly
- Microsoft Word and Excel familiarity