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Introduction to Solar Power Systems

Introduction to Solar Power Systems

Overview

The Introduction to Solar Power Systems course at CTS College provides participants with comprehensive training in Photovoltaic (PV) systems installation. The program focuses on equipping individuals with the skills needed for the design, installation, commission, inspection and maintenance of solar panel systems. Beyond technical aspects, the course explores the changing roles of alternative energy and the associated business opportunities.

Covering topics such as site surveys, system designs, health and safety, component sizing and electrical installation, participants gain a holistic understanding of solar power systems. The programme uniquely concludes with a practical session, allowing participants to assemble, test, and start up a PV system. Successful completion ensures participants are well-prepared to perform design calculations, installations, and adhere to NEC laws, contributing to the growing field of solar energy.

With the growing solar power industry and every country's amending laws with regards to transitioning to renewable energy, climate change and carbon reduction, completing this programme would provide participants with much more business and/or job opportunities.

Benefits

Upon completion of this programme, students would be able to:

  • Understand the principles in how solar energy generates electricity in photovoltaic systems
  • Identify the components, configurations and different types of PV systems that can be installed
  • Analyze the electrical and mechanical load details of buildings
  • Solve simple problems involving energy efficiency
  • Perform PV system sizing calculations with the aid of Microsoft Excel
  • Perform jobsite analyses to determine structural integrity and suitability in the selection of an appropriate location for a PV system installation
  • Apply the proper health and safety practices and procedures needed in the installation of PV systems, such as working with electrical equipment and wires, PV system components and working at elevated heights
  • Gain hands-on exposure while working efficiently during a PV system installation and conduct electrical and system performance measurements
  • Determine issues and maintenance requirements for a completed PV system
  • Discuss the PV system markets, applications, policies and regulations in the human capital potential to export skilled labour to other countries
  • Coordinate with other persons, gain teamwork experience and build networks in group projects involving the complete design and construction of a stand-alone PV system

Features

Below are some of the main features of this course:

  • Short duration - can be completed in only 4 weeks with 1 class per week
  • Competitive rates with flexible payment plans
  • Experienced lecturer with excellent student support
  • Face-to-Face classes with hands-on training
  • Support group via WhatsApp with the lecturer, programme manager and students

This course utilises the following teaching methods:

  • Lectures
  • Class discussions
  • Role playing

Target Audience

This course is perfect for:

  • Anyone interested in becoming a professional within the solar industry
  • Persons currently working in the solar industry
  • Anyone who would like to know how solar energy works
  • Individuals working in a range of sectors, including Agriculture, Craftsmanship, Engineering, Manufacturing, Sales, Marketing, etc.

Entry Requirements

No prior experience or qualifications are required for enrolment in this course – all are welcome to join and learn.

Course Content

The following would be covered in this course:

  • Types of PV systems
  • PV system installation methods
  • Analysing building load details
  • Design and sizing of PV system components
  • Jobsite analysis
  • PV system installation health and safety
  • NEC laws and legislations
  • Hands-on rooftop solar installation

Schedule

Course Offering

Day Time Duration Contact Hours Cost Lecturer
Saturday 01:00 pm to 04:00 pm 4 Weeks 16 hours $2,500.00 Mr. Avinash Sagam

Session - Saturday (01:00 pm to 04:00 pm)

Session Start Date End Date
2024 - Cycle 1 - Face to Face Saturday, January 27, 2024 Saturday, February 17, 2024
2024 - Cycle 2 - Face to Face Saturday, April 27, 2024 Saturday, May 18, 2024
2024 - Cycle 3 - Face to Face Saturday, July 27, 2024 Saturday, August 17, 2024
2024 - Cycle 4 - Face to Face Saturday, October 26, 2024 Saturday, November 16, 2024

Delivery Mode

Face-to-Face Classes

This course will be delivered via face-to-face classes. As such, students who have enrolled in the course would be expected to attend the classes at the designated location.

Additional Info

Assessment

Students would be required to complete the following assessment(s) for this course:

  • Group work assignments
  • Home assignments

Certification

In order to receive the CTS College certificate of completion or participation for this course, students must attend a minimum of 75% of classes and pay any outstanding fees. Where applicable, students who do not meet the necessary assessment requirements, but attended the required amount of classes would receive a CTS College certificate of participation.

Certificates would be provided in digital format which would allow students to access, print and share their certificates 24/7 on demand. For more information on our digital certificates please click here.

Resources

Tools required for this course would be provided by CTS College for in-class use.

Dress Code

For safety purposes, students are required to adhere to the following dress code:

  • Closed toe shoes (flat)
  • Clear safety glasses
  • Long pants
  • No sleeveless clothing
  • Gloves

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Fees & Payment

Cost

This course is offered at the affordable price of $2,500. In order to start the course, students must pay a minimum of 50% before the first class.

Payment Plans

Students can be given a payment plan where the initial downpayment is made, with an arrangement for the remaining balance to be paid over the duration of the course. Please feel free to contact us to discuss a payment plan customised for you.

Payment Methods

The following table shows the details for the 4 convenient ways to pay the CTS College fees for this programme:

Payment Method Details
Linx Paid at the Administration Office
Credit Card Paid at the Administration Office
Cheque

Paid at the Administration Office

Made Payable to CTS College

Online Bank Transfer

Paid via Online Banking

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Student Support

Facilitator

At CTS College, we believe in crafting an extraordinary student experience. This is why we have selected Mr. Avinash Sagam to facilitate the Introduction to Solar Power Systems course. Mr. Sagam not only imparts knowledge, but creates a learning experience where students feel valued and appreciated. He is also committed to shaping a transformative learning journey and creating an educational adventure that goes beyond the ordinary.

Mr. Avinash Sagam started his electrical career at the age of 17 as an apprentice, immediately after completing high school. He quickly climbed the ladder within the Electrical industry and obtained his Wireman’s licenses. He now possesses over 15 years working experience as an Electrician and obtained his electrical qualifications from various institutions, including John Donaldson Technical Institute, School of Business and Computer Science and The University of the West Indies. He is also certified as a tutor and assessor by the National Training Agency of Trinidad and Tobago.

He is the owner of ACI Electrical Services and versed in the Solar Power industry, having designed and installed a number of arrays over the years. Mr. Sagam, being a young businessman, is capable of educating and relating to interested persons the benefits of the solar industry.

Programme Management

The programme management team is responsible for the management of this course. If you would like further information or clarification on this programme please contact:

Mr. Matthew Christian
Programme Manager
Phone: (868) 720-2939 / (868) 740-9095

E-mail: Certifications@CTSCollege.com

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