Solar PV Training


Epogee Solar PV (Photovoltaic) Training Course

The Feed in Tariff (FiTs) for PV has dramatically increased demand for PV installations. Although the Tariff has dropped considerably, so too has the price of PV systems, which has made PV a very worthwhile investment for homeowners as well as small and large businesses alike. PV installation is very straightforward, and can be a rewarding and profitable business, with ongoing opportunities in both the domestic and commercial sectors.

The Epogee Solar PV Training Course is an essential first step in becoming a PV installer. Many installers will then go and join the Navitron EasyMCS scheme which allows them to start installing straight away, leaving experienced MCS management staff at Navitron to undertake the onerous MCS paperwork – leaving the installer to concentrate on installations!

  • Background
  • Potential for Solar PV production in the UK,Europe & the rest of the world
  • How to make the most of PV-produced power
  • Types of PV and Efficiencies
  • How PV works
  • Enhanced output
  • Calculating Yields - Seasonal variation, angle etc.
  • Effect of Temperature and shading on System Efficiency
  • Introduction to PV design software, and links to free applications
  • How to design PV Systems incl. sizing arrays & matching to inverters
  • Introduction to concept of MPPT & its relevance to GT inverters and system design
  • Mounting Techniques
  • Trackers
  • Uses and Design of PV Battery-based Systems
  • Charge Control systems
  • When to use blocking diodes and bypass diodes
  • Grid-tie Systems
  • G83 & G59 Standards and their relevance
  • Legislation - Planning, Building Control, Competent Persons Scheme, MCS,
  • Selecting Cabling, Isolators & Connectors
  • Schematic Diagrams
  • Financial Returns under the FITs scheme
  • Complying with MCS for FITs
  • How to take advantage of FITs without registering for MCS
  • Warning Labels required
  • Installing and selling PV as a Business
  • Calculating Payback Periods
  • Lifecycle energy use and carbon emissions
  • Grants available
  • VAT - how to take advantage of the 5% rate
  • Joining the Navitron EasyMCS scheme
  • Conclusion
  • Questions
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