Introduction To Off Grid Power Systems

A practical, hands-on course in designing and building off-grid power systems.

Description: The key concepts for designing and building off-grid power systems. Discussing the value of off-grid systems, sharing knowledge on how to build your own system to power lighting or electronic devices.

For: Anyone with an interest in renewable energy and generating and supplying their own power, building off-grid power systems, automotive or marine power applications.

Benefit: Gain theoretical knowledge and practical experience.

What you will learn:

  • Key concepts in the supply of electricity and basic electrical theory.
  • Key concepts in the design and specification of off-grid power systems.
  • How to size a basic off-grid power system involving PV panels and a battery.
  • Basic specification and selection of components.
  • Assembly of a basic off-grid power system with PV panels and batteries.

Existing knowledge required: Some familiarity with basic electrical theory will aid understanding but is not required.

Trainer: Ben Aylott, Carbon Co-op

Works in the areas of energy systems, he has a masters in Solar Energy Engineering from the European Solar Engineering School and experience in designing and building real world off-grid power systems in a variety of contexts.

Details

Dates:

Sat 11th November 2017

Sat 3rd Februry 2018

Time: 10am-4pm

Venue: Bridge 5 Mill, 22a Beswick Street, Manchester, M4 7HR

Cost:

  • Member early bird - £40
  • Non-member early bird - £50
  • Member standard - £55
  • Non-member standard - £70

Early bird rates end 4 weeks before course date.

Book: off-grid-nov17.eventbrite.co.uk

This training is a part of Carbon Co-op's Home Energy Training Programme, see more here: carbon.coop/training