Stand-Alone Solar Power Systems

Start time: 12.30pm AEDT. Understand the challenges, complexities and risks involved in designing off-grid solar power systems in Australia.
Stand-Alone Solar Power Systems

An Engineering Education Australia webinar:

Stand Alone Solar Systems: From the Outback to Outer Space

Stand Alone Power Systems (SAPS) have provided electricity for millions of people in developing countries for over 20 years; and have now become cost effective for some utilities to disconnect customers from the grid and maintain SAPS.

Engineers should understand the complexities and risks associated with designing stand alone power systems, as they are vastly different than grid connected systems. These principles draw parallels to the power system aboard the International Space Station.

This webinar will cover the design challenges of off-grid or SAPS using solar photovoltaic as a primary source of power. It will cover three areas of interest:

  • Background and micro-systems in developing countries
  • Considerations and challenges in off-grid designs in Australia
  • Applications of these design considerations and challenges aboard the International Space Station.

Learning outcomes

  • Prevalence of stand alone solar systems across the world
  • Knowledge of the growing market in Australia for SAPS
  • Risks in taking grid connected knowledge to an off-grid design
  • Equipment used and how they interact with each other
  • Understanding of the ISS power system architecture and history

Is this course for you?

This webinar is ideal for electrical, renewables, mechanical, aerospace, chemical, energy efficiency, and fire protection engineers across all career stages.

Prerequisites: It is assumed that participants have an understanding of how solar systems operate. Some knowledge of electrical and battery equipment is also recommended.

Webinar platform - Zoom

These sessions run through Zoom. Once you register for a webinar, you will receive the unique Zoom link 24 hours before the webinar is scheduled to begin.

We suggest that you download the Zoom Desktop Client to ensure you can fully participate in the webinar. If you view the webinar through the Zoom web browser or via a phone or tablet device you may not be able to participate in the interactive elements such as answering polling questions. 

Please read through the following information on Zoom to ensure you are prepared for the webinar:

15 / 02 / 2021 - 12:30 pm
Registration Closes
11 / 02 / 2021 11:59 pm
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Key Speaker(s)
Global Sustainable Energy Solutions (GSES)
Engineering Education Australia
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