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
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
Learning Outcome 3: Explain the principles of operation of the different types of PV technologies available
Learning Outcome 4: Select components required for a PV installation to required specifications
Learning Outcome 5: Perform an installation of single phase PV systems
The following are the suggested pre-requisites and/or entry requirements needed:
Course participants may be awarded either an MCAST Certificate of Attendance or an MCAST Certificate of Achievement.
MCAST Certificate of Attendance
MCAST Certificate of Achievement
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,