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Electrics for Renewables Course

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Electrics for Solar PV and renewable systems - Safety, instruments and controls

Who is it for?

Professionals and individuals with a strong interest in the electrical equipment side of renewable systems, safety instruments and controls.


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Course Content

Review of electrical fundamentals including:
Voltage, current and how they are measured, AC and DC, Resistance
Inductance and Capacitance in AC and DC circuits
Impact and calculation of Voltage drops
Use of multi-meters, current clamps and shunts including practical exercise

DC-based Renewable Systems (off-grid):
Systems architecture and batteries
Calculation of cable size and measurement of voltage drop
Over current protection and over voltage protection
Safe operation and installation
Practical session measurement of PV performance
Earthing and over current protection

Grid-connected systems:
Different types of generators inverters (asynchronous and synchronous types)
Safety considerations
The impact of power factor
PV installation guidelines and installation standards
Connection and Wiring standards

AC safety:
Earthing arrangements and their implications
Safe operation and installation

GMC Certificate

Certificate of Participation provided.

On successful completion of this course, participants are eligible to sit the Exam for the:

Galileo Master Certificate (GMC)

The internationally recognised Galileo Master Certificate (GMC) has been achieved by participants worldwide for over 40 years, from organisations such as Coca Cola, Mitsubishi, United Nations UNDP, Siemens, Cambridge University, Oxfam GB, Tesco, the Royal Air Force, Ferrero, Honeywell and many more.

Current Part-Funded Price:

Distance Learning Course

£540 as a standalone course


£324 as part of an Energy Expert Certificate pathway

The Electrics for Renewables course price includes exam for Galileo Master Certificate; live training; course materials; Certificate of Participation and is inclusive of VAT.

Limited part-funding available, enquire by completing the form below

*Spaces are limited, we therefore recommend reserving your space as soon as possible.

I would like to underline the instructors’ high level of preparation, alongside their good spirit of collaboration, dedication, flexibility and professionalism.

-NATO - North Atlantic Treaty Organization - Mrs. Lorenza Vecchio, Civilian Human Resources Management, JFC HQ Naples

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I gained a broader knowledge of PV system design and particular safety and MCS standard detail. I will be training field staff in PV system assessment primarily in sub-Saharan Africa.

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