Narec Distributed Energy (NDE) have created a two day PV Design course for installation companies, building services engineers, architects, developers, and other professionals focusing on the system design principles of domestic and commercial PV systems.

The course has run for three years, and NDE intend to map this into a nationally recognised accredited course.

The course covers the following:
• PV History and background
• System technology, components and manufacturing
• System positioning and design Issues
• Electrical Installation
• G83/G59 requirements.
• Inverter sizing and selection
• String design and cable sizing
• Shading analysis techniques
• Modelling and simulation software
• Roof Mounting
• Site Issues and Practicalities
• System efficiencies and losses and yield (Including SBEM and SAP)
• Feed-in Tariff

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