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Electrics for Renewables

Renewable Energy Institute


£504 inc VAT
Or £56.00/mo. for 9 months...
Study method
20 hours · Self-paced
No formal qualification
20 CPD hours / points
Additional info
  • Tutor is available to students


  • Video lessons based on live classroom training developed by internationally recognised University Academics and Experts
  • Live individual tutorial conducted remotely with your assigned tutor
  • Course materials accessible on computer, tablet & mobile
  • Resource Centre to access knowledge
    and research
  • Remote exam for the internationally recognised Galileo Master Certificate

The Electrics for Renewables course introduces and explains the technical side of renewable technologies, discussing wiring for both grid-connected and off-grid systems. It also discusses energy storage and electrical safety.


20 CPD hours / points
Accredited by The CPD Certification Service


Review of electrical fundamentals including:

  • Voltage, current and how they are measured, AC and DC, Resistance
  • Inductance and Capacitance in AC and DC circuits
  • Impact and calculation of Voltage drops

DC-based Renewable Systems (off-grid):

  • Systems architecture and batteries
  • Calculation of cable size and measurement of voltage drop
  • Over current protection and over voltage protection
  • Safe operation and installation
  • Practical session measurement of PV performance
  • Earthing and over current protection

Grid-connected systems:

  • Different types of generators inverters (asynchronous and synchronous types)
  • Safety considerations
  • The impact of power factor
  • PV installation guidelines and installation standards
  • Connection and Wiring standards

AC safety:

  • Earthing arrangements and their implications
  • Safe operation and installation

Certificate of Participation provided.

Galileo Master Certificate (GMC), Internationally recognised: provided to successful candidates of remote exam

Who is this course for?

Technicians and individuals with a strong interest in the electrical systems side of renewable systems.


There are no entry requirements for this course as it will go from the fundamentals to more advanced topics over the two days of teaching.

Career path

Participants have gone on to become Renewable Energy installers and consultants. Others have found the knowledge very useful in starting a career as an electrician.

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James cowley asked:

I am a service engineer of 8 years working on chp units and landfill gas engines looking to expand my knowledge base is this course for me? Ta


Hi James, Thank you for your enquiry. The Electrics for Renewables course is aimed at individuals (professionals and students) as well as technicians with a strong interest in the electrical systems side of renewable systems. The course is suitable for a wide range of audiences, including engineers. Please feel free to email direct in to: training @ euenergycentre .org and a member of the Courses Team can send you a more detailed breakdown of the course outline.

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Sahar asked:

Hi,Does it include the designing of AC and DC boxes including fuses, surge arresters, LV, MW or compact substations in MW projects?


Hi Sahar, Thank you for getting in touch. The course covers the following topics: Electrical Fundamentals, Electrical Safety, Instrumentation, Battery Backup, Inverters, Earthing and Bonding, Cable Termination Skills, Fault Isolation, Safe Isolation Methods, Supply System Overview, Electrical Regulations Overview. I hope that this is helpful. Kind regards, Deborah

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Poojas asked:

I am solar design engineer with experience of 8 years, is this certificate useful in Indian market. Please confirm.


Hi there Poojas, We are a global training provider, and the GMC (Galileo Master Certificate) that is achieved if you successfully pass the exam at the end of the course is an internationally recognised certificate that states you have a certain amount of continuous professional development hours gained from your training on the subject area. If you have any further questions on the course or content then please let me know. Kind regards, Deborah

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Mayasi asked:

I work as an housing office and want to change career. is this course suitable for me?


Hi Mayasi, The course is suitable for individuals (professionals and students) and technicians with a strong interest in the electrical systems side of renewable systems. The course is suitable for a wide range of audiences, including engineers, design engineers, and architects. There are no prerequsites for enrolling on to the course. If you require any further information, please let me know and I will be happy to help. Kind regards, Deborah

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