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MG2I-C0242
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TBA
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Face to Face 100%

Description

Course has 2 parts:

Part 1: Single Phase

Part 2: Three Phase

Module 1:

This course comply to the requirements of GN 404 of 2013 – ‘Scheme for the Registration of Training Courses Leading to the Certification of Renewable Energy Systems Installers and Providers of Energy Services’.

 

The course will provide an introduction to renewable energy systems exploring the most common methods employed in Malta (Thermal Solar, Photovoltaic Systems and Micro-Wind Turbines). It will cover the relevant legislation concerning renewable energy sources and will also focus particularly on Photovoltaic Systems. At the end of the unit candidates will have sufficient knowledge and practical experience to install PV systems.

 

This is a 60 hr guided learning course.  Students need to invest further hours which will include private study and home assignments.

 

Lessons are held as indicated on the prospectus and website.

 

Learning Outcome 1: Explain the principles of operation of three types of Renewable Energy Systems

 

Unit Content

 

 

    • What is Energy?

 

 

 

        1. Types of energy

       

        1. Energy conversion and Efficiency

       

 

 

 

    • Conventional Energy sources

 

    • Renewable Energy Systems

 

 

 

        1. Introduction to different Renewable Sources of Energy

       

        1. Solar Thermal Systems

       

 

 

a.  Solar Energy

 

b.  Solar Radiation

 

c.  Sun Path Diagrams

 

d.  Tracking Systems

 

e.  Azimuth and tilt angles for optimal energy conversion

 

3.  Wind Energy Systems

 

a.  The role of wind as a renewable energy

 

b.  Electronics of wind-energy systems

 

c.  Grid-connected and Off-grid systems,

 

d.  Wind generators,

 

e.  Storage devices,

 

4.  Photovoltaic Systems

 

a.  Basic structure of solar cells

 

b.  Solar cell function,

 

c.  Limitations of solar cells,

 

d.  Solar cell Efficiency,

 

e.  PV arrays and other components

 

Learning Outcome 2: Interpret and comply with national and international legal requirements with regards to RES

 

Unit Content

 

 

    • EU DIRECTIVE on Renewable Energies 2009/28/EC

 

    • LN261/2008 Energy Efficiency in Buildings

 

    • IEE requirements for PV installations

 

    • REPAP 2020

 

    • LN422/2010 Subsidiary legislation on feed-in tariffs

 

    • Energy Policy for Malta

 

    • National Strategy for Policy and Abatement Measures Relating to the Reduction of Greenhouse Gas Emissions

 

 

Learning Outcome 3: Explain the principles of operation of the different types of PV technologies available

 

Unit Content

 

 

    • The Photovoltaic Effect

 

    • Monocristalline

 

    • Polycristalline

 

    • Amorphous silicon

 

    • Ribbon Silicon

 

    • PV Cell Manufacturing processes

 

    • SolarArrays

 

    • Blocking diodes

 

    • Bypass Diodes

 

    • Shading Effect

 

    • DC Power

 

    • AC Conversion

 

    • Safety issues

 

 

Learning Outcome 4: Select components required for a PV installation to required specifications

 

Unit Content

 

 

    • Solar Panels and Modules

 

    • Inverters

 

 

 

        1. Types of Inverters

       

        1. Inverter technology (transformerless, PWM output, full bridge, half bridge,)

       

        1. Operation of stand-alone and grid-connected inverters

       

        1. Inverter Safety Features (Grid-connected, Off-Grid and Island)

       

        1. Sizing of Inverters (Grid-connected, Off-Grid and Island)

       

        1. Measurement and recording of energy generated

       

 

 

 

    • Support Structures

 

 

 

        1. Mounting techniques

       

 

 

 

    • Cables

 

 

 

        1. DC Cables

       

        1. AC Cables

       

        1. Armoured and Unarmoured Cables

       

 

 

 

    • Connectors and Disconnectors

 

    • Connection and distribution boxes

 

 

 

    • IP Rating

 

 

Learning Outcome 5: Perform an installation of single phase PV systems

 

Unit Content

 

 

    • Site Inspection

 

    • Selection of support structure

 

    • Cable selection and rating

 

    • Location of inverters

 

    • Connection of protection devices

 

 

 

        1. Grid protection

       

        1. Lightning and grounding protection

       

 

 

 

    • Structural Safety

 

    • Safety issues

 

    • System assembly and testing

 

 

The following are the suggested pre-requisites and/or entry requirements needed:

 

Pre- Requisites:

 

 

    • Good Knowledge of English

 

 

Entry Requirements:

 

 

    • Authorisation A or Applicants who hold an Electrical Engineering Degree or Applicants with a Mechanical Engineering Degree holding Authorisation A.

 

 

Course participants may be awarded either an MCAST Certificate of Attendance or an MCAST Certificate of Achievement.

 

MCAST Certificate of Attendance

 

 

    • An MCAST Certificate of Attendance will be awarded to those candidates who attend at least 80% of the lessons.

 

 

MCAST Certificate of Achievement

 

 

    • An MCAST Certificate of Achievement will be awarded to those candidates who satisfy the 80% attendance criteria and also choose to sit and pass the course assessment/s.

 

    • Students who opt not to sit for the assessment or fail (the assessment/s) will however be awarded the MCAST Certificate of Attendance provided that they fulfill the minimum attendance criteria as stated above.

 

 

If the student intends to obtain a Certificate of Achievement, she/he is required to sit for an assessment/s.  Assessment/s may take various forms such as a home assignment, class assignment, practical test and time constrained test.  However, the assessment/s is not compulsory and an applicant may choose not to sit for it.

 

There are no additional costs or special materials/equipment to bring,

 

Module 2:

This course comply to the requirements of GN 404 of 2013 – ‘Scheme for the Registration of Training Courses Leading to the Certification of Renewable Energy Systems Installers and Providers of Energy Services’.

 

The unit will cover the three-phase Solar PV systems including the following:

 

Construction and operation of a three phase generator; Observe the behavior of three phase supply on three phase loads; Discuss the advantages of operating at a low power factor; operation of stand-alone and grid-connected inverters; special requirements for three-phase inverters; inverter safety features (stand-alone, island and grid-connected); Awareness on importance of mis-match losses due to use of different modules of varying outputs or make.

 

At the end of the unit, candidates will have sufficient knowledge and practical experience to install three phases PV systems.

 

This is a 10 hr guided learning course.  Students need to invest further hours which will include private study and home assignments.

 

Lessons are held as indicated on the prospectus and website.

 

Learning Outcome 1:  Explain the operation of a three phase generator

 

Unit Content

 

At the end of this outcome, learners shall be able to recognize the different parts of a generation, transmission and distribution electrical power system, as well as to identify the construction of an ac generator and understand its basic operation.

 

AC generation

 

1.1 Introduction

 

1.2 Principle of a generator

 

1.3 Construction and principle of operation

 

1.4 Revolving (rotating) field type generators

 

1.5 Single phase generators

 

1.6 Three phase generator

 

Generation, transmission and distribution of Electrical energy

 

2.1 Introduction

 

2.1 Generation

 

2.2 Transmission

 

2.3 Distribution

 

2.4 Protection on high voltage systems

 

Single and three phase supplies

 

3.1 Introduction

 

3.2 Substation delta/star transformer

 

3.3 Line and phase voltages

 

3.4 Deriving a single phase out of a three phase system

 

Sequence of service supply

 

4.1 Introduction

 

4.2 Sequence of service supply

 

Learning Outcome 2. Interpret and use mathematical operations to describe the behavior of three phase supply on three phase loads

 

Unit Content

 

This outcome looks at different three phase load configuration.  With the use of basic calculation, frequently used at the place of work, learners shall appreciate the behavior of such loads.

 

Three phase loads

 

5.1 Introduction

 

5.2 Types of connections

 

5.3 Star connection

 

5.4 Delta connection

 

5.5 Examples

 

Power in three phase systems

 

6.1 Introduction

 

6.2 Different types of loads

 

6.3 Apparent, real and reactive power

 

6.4 Power factor CosΦ

 

6.5 Power calculation in single phase systems

 

6.6 Power calculation in three phase systems

 

 

 

Learning Outcome 3. Explain the principles of operating at a low power factor

 

Unit Content

 

This outcome helps the learner to appreciate the use of power at a more economical value.  It also briefly indicates the requirements for parallel operation of more than one ac generation source.

 

Measurement of power

 

7.1 Introduction

 

7.2 The wattmeter

 

7.3 Wattmeter connection

 

7.4 One wattmeter method

 

7.5 Two wattmeter method

 

7.6 Three wattmeter method

 

Power factor and its effects

 

8.1 Introduction

 

8.2 What is the power factor?

 

8.3 What are the effects of power factor?

 

8.4 In what way does power factor affect the electrical system?

 

8.5 What can be done to improve power factor?

 

Parallel running of three phase sources of energy

 

9.1 Introduction

 

9.2 Synchronisation

 

9.3 Conditions for synchronisation (Voltage generator to infinite busbar.

 

Learning Outcome 4. Perform a three phase installation of a PV System

 

Unit Content

 

•   Visit to observe a three phase installation of a PV System

 

•   Practical hands on Session

 

The following are the suggested pre-requisites and/or entry requirements needed:

 

Pre- Requisites:

 

 

    • Good Knowledge of English

 

 

Entry Requirements:

 

 

    • Applicants must have:

 

 

Completed successfully the MCAST Renewable Energy Systems and PV Installers – Single Phase course.

 

And

 

Hold Authorisation B or hold an Electrical Engineering Degree or hold a Mechanical Engineering Degree with Electrical Installation 2 – Leading to Authorisation B

 

Course participants may be awarded either an MCAST Certificate of Attendance or an MCAST Certificate of Achievement.

 

MCAST Certificate of Attendance

 

 

    • An MCAST Certificate of Attendance will be awarded to those candidates who attend at least 80% of the lessons.

 

 

MCAST Certificate of Achievement

 

 

    • An MCAST Certificate of Achievement will be awarded to those candidates who satisfy the 80% attendance criteria and also choose to sit and pass the course assessment/s.

 

 

 

    • Students who opt not to sit for the assessment or fail (the assessment/s) will however be awarded the MCAST Certificate of Attendance provided that they fulfill the minimum attendance criteria as stated above.

 

 

If the student intends to obtain a Certificate of Achievement, she/he is required to sit for an assessment/s.  Assessment/s may take various forms such as a home assignment, class assignment, practical test and time constrained test.  However, the assessment/s is not compulsory and an applicant may choose not to sit for it.

 

There are no additional costs or special materials/equipment to bring,

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