QQI Level 6 Electrical Installation and Commissioning of Micro Generators

Training Aim

The purpose of this award is to equip the learner with the knowledge, skill and competence to perform electrical installation, connection, testing and commissioning of microgenerators with type-approved network interfaces in accordance with applicable standards, legislation, manufacturer’s instructions and guidelines, whilst working autonomously.

Learning Outcomes

  • Describe key characteristics of micro-generation systems including the major components and system layout of wind, solar p-v (photo-voltaic), hydro- and micro-CHP (combined heat and power) systems
  • Identify the characteristics of generator types to include permanent magnet, induction, synchronous and asynchronous
  • Describe solar p-v module types and arrays to include current-voltage characteristics, open circuit voltage, short circuit current, maximum power current and voltage
  • Describe wind turbine types to include variable voltage and frequency output
  • Describe output controls on wind generator to include dump loads and electrical braking
  • Summarise the requirements for electrical works with respect to applicable regulations, certification, and national rules for electrical installation
  • Summarise relevant product requirements including those relating to European conformity CE marking, and testing and certification standards
  • Identify hazards associated with micro-generation installations to include “always live” systems, leakage current detection, earthing and lightning protection systems and isolation devices, proposing suitable mitigation measures
  • Describe network connection requirements including the network connection application process
  • Summarise appropriate signage and labeling requirements as per the National Rules for Electrical Installations to include identification of cable locations and “always live” systems.
  • Justify the selection of a suitable battery system based on sizing and safety requirements as per IS EN 50272-2
  • Calculate recommended minimum capacities for electrical components including voltage and current ratings for direct current plugs, connectors and switches, and cable capacity based on size
  • Program inverters with generator power curves in accordance with manufacturer’s specifications and set-up instructions
  • Commission a solar p-v system completing all required electrical testing
  • Commission a simulated rotating generator system completing all required electrical testing
  • Identify faults in solar p-v and rotating generator systems using test and measurement equipment.

Assessment Method

  • Examination – Theory 70%
  • Skills Demonstration 30%

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QQI Domestic Solar Photovoltaic Course

Chevron College’s 2 part QQI level 6 Solar PV course is a mandatory training requirement to register with SEAI as an approved contractor to carry out installations under the governments Domestic & Commercial Solar PV grants scheme. The course will also meet the Dept of Agriculture requirement for contractors to register on TAMS Solar PV installers register and to tender for other government or private contracts. Please note, to register with SEAI, applicants will need to be a fully qualified Electrician.

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