Solar Energy Consultant Expert Certificate

Accredited, intensive training pathway (3 courses)

Includes exams to achieve 3 Galileo Master Certificates (GMCs)

Study 3 accredited courses from the Renewable Energy Institute and become a Solar Energy Consultant Expert.

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BECOME A SOLAR ENERGY CONSULTANT EXPERT

Duration: Up to 6 months

Location: Online

Number of Courses: 3

CPD Hours: 80-90

  • Study 3 accredited training courses and become a Solar Energy Consultant Expert
  • Courses are taught by respected university professors and renowned lecturers with years of practical and theoretical expertise
  • Join participants studying from 150 countries worldwide and thousands of REI alumni
  • Successful participants gain the internationally recognised Galileo Master Certificate and the Solar Energy Consultant Expert Certificate

“The course increased my detailed knowledge of technical aspects of PV. It will be useful to provide insights to colleagues developing PV systems in the company.”

Heineken, Diego Mora

PAST PARTICIPANTS

Müller UK and Ireland Group, Greater London Authority, The MET Office, National Water and Electricity Company Ltd, Coca Cola, Ferrero, Mobil, United Nations Development Programme, Friends of the Earth, Ford Motor Company and many more.

Course Programme

Renewable Energy Institute - Solar Power Courses

Course 1: Solar Photovoltaic

Learn how to install, maintain and repair solar panels; and the theory behind solar photovoltaic equipment.

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This accredited course equips participants with the latest knowledge on how to install, maintain and repair a wide range of solar photovoltaic equipment & understand the theory behind solar power. The course enables participants to work successfully in the renewables and solar energy industry, both locally and internationally; and is suitable for those with both a basic and advanced understanding of the sector.

  • Composition of the light
  • Photovoltaic effect
  • Photovoltaic cells
  • Materials
  • Daily/annual energy
  • Positioning of the modules
  • Photovoltaic energy
  • Photovoltaic illumination
  • Planning and designing a photovoltaic installation
  • The electric load
  • Costs and evaluation of the economical solutions
  • Maintenance and reliability
  • Practical solutions
  • Typologies and modality of installation
  • Integration of the photovoltaic modules in the building structure
  • Payback time
  • Economical perspectives
Renewable Energy Institute - Electrics for Renewables Qualification

Course 2: Electrics for Renewables

Learn how to install and connect electrical renewable energy systems safely, effectively and within regulations.

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This accredited course equips participants with the latest knowledge on how to install electric renewables equipment, understand grid-connected and off-grid electrical connections and adhere to current safety regulations. The course enables participants to work successfully in the renewables industry, both locally and internationally; and is suitable for those with both a basic and advanced understanding of the sector.

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Earthing arrangements and their implications
  • Safe operation and installation
Renewable Energy Institute - Solar Water Heating Qualification

Course 3: Solar Water Heating

Learn how solar thermal equipment works and how this can be installed for domestic operation.

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Course Programme

This accredited course equips participants with the latest knowledge on how to install, maintain and repair a wide range of solar water heating equipment & understand the theory behind solar thermal power. The course enables participants to work successfully in the renewables and solar industry, both locally and internationally; and is suitable for those with both a basic and advanced understanding of the sector.

  • Siting and orientation
  • Solar resource
  • Types of solar systems.
  • Storage of energy
  • Calculation of the thermal requirements, occupancy, sanitary hot water
  • Passive components
  • Calculation of the designing surface required for the system
  • Calculation of volume of accumulation (ground storing)
  • Budgets & regulations
  • Data and costs of installations
  • Savings achieved
  • Installation of the system, the tank, solar regulating switchboards, hydronic circuit of solar
  • Markets & incentives (RHI)

TESTIMONIALS

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

“I gained a much greater knowledge about the principles of sustainable design and the finance mechanisms available to implement a scheme. The knowledge will help me identify opportunities for my company to engage our clients at new points in project lifecycles.”

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THE EXAM & CERTIFICATE

Upon completion of each course, participants will receive a certificate of participation and be eligible to take the GMC exam.

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.

The Galileo Master Certificate

Become a Solar Energy Consultant Expert

Summary:

Start your 3 accredited courses today and study around your schedule from your location.

Courses: Solar Photovoltaic, Electrics for Renewables and Solar Water Heating

When:

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Duration:

Up to 6 months

Location:

Online

The Course Includes:

  • Video lessons based on live classroom training by internationally recognised University Academics and Experts
  • Course materials accessible on computer, tablet & mobile
  • Remote exams for your Galileo Master Certificates
  • Live individual tutorial conducted remotely with your assigned tutor (optional)
  • Resource Centre to access knowledge and research
  • A year of professional REI Membership

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    Can I study the Renewable Energy Institute’s courses from my country?

    The Renewable Energy Institute’s renowned online courses are open to participants worldwide, regardless of which country or time zone you live in. With 24/7 access to all the course materials, including the tutorial videos taken from the live classroom courses, you can study from any location, whenever it suits you.

    Are there any pre-entry requirements for studying the courses?

    The Renewable Energy Institute’s professional development courses are open to everyone who has an interest in renewable energy and energy efficiency. The courses will take you through the basic concepts of a subject before advancing to in-depth knowledge, so they are suitable for people of all levels of experience.

    Can I study the online courses while working?

    Yes! The Renewable Energy Institute’s expert-led courses are designed to make it possible for you to study around your everyday commitments. The duration of the enrolment has been set to ensure that you have plenty of time to study at your own pace. Read about the positive experiences that other participants have had studying with the Renewable Energy Institute while working.

    What are my career prospects after studying with the Renewable Energy Institute?

    As the industry is expanding rapidly, professionals with knowledge in renewable energy are in high demand across all sectors. The Renewable Energy Institute’s internationally recognised courses are led by experienced academics and professionals to provide you with the essential knowledge that you need in order to work in renewable energy. Participants range from all kinds of professions: project managers, engineers, lawyers, entrepreneurs, and artists.

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