Course: Solar PV Weekend

Centre for Alternative Technology

Machynlleth, Wales
3rd - 4th February 2018

cat.org.uk courses@cat.org.uk 01654 704966 Jyoti Tyler

Cost: £120 (£60/day)

Sectors: carbon, climate & energy, sustainability


Introduction to Solar PV, the difference between on grid and off grid systems, design, and on-grid systems in detail including feed in tariffs and planning capacity. 

You’ll learn how PV works, electricity, how to combine modules, inverters, cable sizes, calculate load demands, issues and considerations of on-grid systems.

This course is designed to work in tandem with the Solar P.V. Off-grid Systems on the Sunday, which covers:

  • How to combine modules, batteries,inverters, cable sizes, calculate load demands, issues and considerations of off-grid systems.
  • Theory and comparison to grid-linked systems.
  • Tour of off-grid systems.
  • Simple off-grid demo systems will be built in a practical exercise to reinforce the function of the different components and taking a schematic and implementing it into a system
  • You’ll measure IV curves and module efficiency in simple ways that can be useful for field testing.
  • We’ll highlight data sources and useful software, including some practical sessions on these.

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