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Solar Power System Fundamentals

Online Short Course

$345

30 CPD Points

Award

Non-accredited – Certificate of Completion

Description

The Solar Power System Fundamentals online course is a comprehensive introduction to grid-connect solar photovoltaic (PV) electric systems for homeowners, trades people and anyone wishing to gain a sound fundamental understanding of PV systems. This course provides a structured approach to studying the essentials of solar PV systems.

The course is presented in topics starting with how solar systems work, progressing on to the design, costs and installation of a solar system, and finally discussing post-installation safety, operation and maintenance.

Utility Scale Solar

Online Short Course

$345

30 CPD Points

Award

Non-accredited – Certificate of Completion

Description

With Australia in the midst of a large scale solar boom, utility scale PV systems (rated larger than 5 MW) are increasingly coming online. The Utility Scale Solar online course is a comprehensive introduction for those with Grid-Connected PV experience wishing to expand their knowledge into large scale systems. The course is meant to provide an industry perspective of all aspects of a utility scale solar process from feasibility studies to commissioning to end of life considerations.

Operations and Maintenance of PV Systems

Online Short Course

$345

30 CPD Points

Award

Non-accredited – Certificate of Completion

Description

Operating and maintaining a PV system requires balancing of processes such as planning, timing and executing works, as well as scheduling production to increase its lifespan, energy production and safety whilst decreasing the amount of downtime and unexpected system costs.  The Operation and Maintenance of PV Systems (O&M) online course provides a comprehensive introduction for those with Grid-Connected PV experience wishing to expand their knowledge into the specific maintenance requirements and operational considerations of commercial and industrial (C&I) PV systems.

Solar Battery System Fundamentals

Online Short Course

$345

50 CPD Points

Award

Non-accredited – Certificate of Completion

Description

Solar Battery System Fundamentals is an online course that provides a comprehensive introduction to grid-connected battery energy systems and how they can work in conjunction with a PV system. It is a technical course that introduces key concepts regarding the technologies used, the basics of sizing a battery and the operational life of a battery system. It will also cover some typical functions of a battery system such as providing backup during grid outages and off-setting peak loads.

Solar Awareness for Tradespeople

Online Short Course

$295

25 CPD Points

Award

Non-accredited – Certificate of Completion

Description

Solar power systems are complex installations which include several components and a range of procedures. Focusing on safety through education, GSES has created the Solar Awareness for Tradespeople online short course. This interactive course is aimed at educating those with little to no solar experience on how to work safely on sites with a solar power system. Upon completion of the course students will learn the key hazards tradespeople may come across.

For more in-depth reading material on safety around installed solar power, students can also download a PDF copy of the Solar Awareness for Tradespeople informational report.

Virtual Power Plants

Online Short Course

$45

Award

Non-accredited – Certificate of Completion

Description

Virtual power plants, or VPPs, are an emerging technology that has the potential to facilitate the shift from centralised to decentralised energy, provide additional income for battery system owners and provide network stability and system balancing support. This online three-part webinar is aimed at anyone interested in joining a virtual power plant, or who is just excited to learn more about how the technology works. Upon completion of the webinar, you will gain an understanding of the fundamentals of VPPs, the value proposition to participants, how to compare offerings from different VPP operators and the challenges moving forward for the VPP industry.

This webinar consists of three videos that are 15 minutes in total, with a short quiz after each video. Successful completion of the quizzes will provide the participant with a GSES certificate of completion.

Tiny Homes and Sustainable Living

Online Short Course

$345

Award

Non-accredited – Certificate of Completion

Description

Tiny Homes & Sustainable Living is a 4 hour course that will give you essential knowledge of how to design and build a tiny home. The course content includes:

  • The benefits of living in a tiny home
  • Design considerations including location, budget, transporting and regulation requirements
  • How to access utilities and services
  • Construction materials and key factors to consider for each component
  • Advice for transitioning to a tiny home

Is this course for you?

This course is for anyone that wants to learn the fundamentals of tiny homes and sustainable living. In particular, those who are exploring the notion of building or living in a tiny home, whether in a DIY setting or by a professional, will gain invaluable knowledge from this course.

Solar Hot Water Systems

Online Short Course

$345

Award

Non-accredited – Certificate of Completion

Description

Solar Hot Water Systems is a 3 hour course that will give you essential knowledge of how solar hot water systems work, and why they are considered an efficient renewable energy technology. The course content includes:

  • Detailed material on the established solar hot water systems
  • Design, installation and maintenance considerations
  • Basic calculations for system and main components sizing
  • Overview of commercial and large-scale technology as well as innovative technologies.

Is this course for you?

This course is for any person that wants to get familiar with solar water heating technologies. Tradespeople, homeowners, architects and engineers in the energy efficiency or construction industry are encouraged to take the course.

Single Axis Solar Trackers

Online Short Course

$345

Award

Non-accredited – Certificate of Completion

Description

This course is designed for those curious and those involved with the development and construction of single axis trackers. You may be looking to expand your knowledge or looking for work on a solar tracker project, whether on the development or construction side.

It starts with an introduction to the technology & terminology and applications. We will take a brief look at market leading tracker designs before learning about project risks, and why some developers have struggled with trackers. Next, we will learn some construction best practices to mitigate project risks.This includes a look at two real-world case studies and covers extreme weather mitigation, construction process and delay sources. Finally, we will learn how bifacial PV modules apply to trackers, and promising tracker technologies that are emerging on the market.

Anatomy of a Lithium Ion Batteries

Webinar

$345

45 CPD Points

Award

Non-accredited – Certificate of Completion

Description

Lithium ion batteries are becoming an increasingly common place energy storage device for both on-grid and off-grid applications from residential to utility scale sites. This online two-part webinar is aimed at educating those with PV designers and installers about the fundamentals of lithium ion batteries. This webinar provides a structured approach to understanding the fundamentals of lithium ion batteries including construction of the battery cells, battery chemistry, common battery electrolytes and their associated risks, failure mechanisms, and safety requirements.

This short course consists of two videos that are 17 minutes in total, followed by a 10 question quiz per video. Successful completion of the quiz will provide the participant with a GSES certificate of completion, which can be submitted to the Clean Energy Council to earn CEC accredited designers and installers.

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