Off the Grid: Solar Electric Systems

Course Location Machynlleth
Cost £350
Type of course in situ
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Course provider Centre for Alternative Technology
Available dates for this course

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This course will concentrate on ‘off grid’ PV systems for those locations where access to grid supplies is not easily available. The course is an introduction to the design issues and is not an installer’s course.

Classes will include:

Electrical science foundation
The solar resource and site analysis
Photovoltaic principles
Comparison of grid connect
Mini-grid and stand-alone systems
Array mounting
System design
Component selection and sizing
Installation and maintenance


CAT has several grid-connected stand-alone PV systems, incorporating roofintegrated, above-roof and freestanding arrays, which will be demonstrated on the course.

Machynlleth
Powys
SY20 9AZ
United Kingdom
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