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We are becoming more and more dependent on the grid for electricity. What if we can generate our own household power with the help of wind and sunshine? Sounds interesting? Welcome to Independent Power Course! This comprehensive instructor-based course is a step-by-step guide on how to power your home with renewable energy. Enrol now and harness thousands of watts of power by building solar panels and wind turbines. 

Throughout this Independent Power Course, our instructor Steve Maxwell will teach you how to generate your own off the grid wind and solar power energy. Steve will take you on a tour through how to design your system, build a wind turbine, choose specific components, wire the system safely and make it last for years. In a nutshell, this renewable energy course will teach you everything that you should know to generate off-the-grid electricity. 

Why You Should Choose Independent Power Course

  • Learn how to create thousands of watts of power by designing an independent energy solar power system or wind power system 
  • Understand how to generate electricity from the sun with the correct assessment and selection of photovoltaic panels 
  • Learn how to choose and install a wind turbine to produce electricity 
  • Learn how to build a bank of storage batteries that will last for years to store solar energy 
  • Expand your knowledge of power inverters and learn how to choose and connect the best to convert DC power into AC for plug-in terms 
  • Learn how to use excess electrical energy generated off-grid to heat household water 
  • Learn how to connect your solar power or wind system to the electrical grid to turn the power meter backwards 
  • Be qualified to power a rural retreat or home in locations beyond the reach of the electrical grid 

Who is this Course for?

Independent Power Course is CPD certified and IAO accredited. This makes it perfect for anyone trying to learn potential professional skills.

As there is no experience and qualification required for this course, it is available for all students from any academic backgrounds.

Requirements

Our Independent Power Course is fully compatible with any kind of device. Whether you are using Windows computer, Mac, smartphones or tablets, you will get the same experience while learning. Besides that, you will be able to access the course with any kind of internet connection from anywhere at any time without any kind of limitation.

Career Path

You will be ready to enter the relevant job market after completing this course. You will be able to gain necessary knowledge and skills required to succeed in this sector. All our Diplomas’ are CPD and IAO accredited so you will be able to stand out in the crowd by adding our qualifications to your CV and Resume.

Course Curriculum

INTRODUCTION & WEEK 1: ENVISIONING YOUR RENEWABLE POWER SYSTEM
1VIDEOv2 — REAL-WORLD INDEPENDENT POWER SYSTEM TOUR 00:08:00
Lesson#1: A Real World Power System 00:10:00
Lesson#2: How a Renewable Power System Works 00:05:00
WEEK 2: DESIGNING YOUR SYSTEM
2VIDEO — INDEPENDENT POWER SYSTEM OVERVIEW 00:03:00
Lesson#1: The Parts of a Renewable Power System 00:00:00
Lesson#2: Understanding Electrical Basics 00:15:00
WEEK 3: Working With System Voltage, Wind Turbines & PV Panels
3VIDEO — SUPPLEMENTAL GENERATOR TOUR 00:05:00
Lesson#1: Steps 1 to 4 – System Voltage & Batteries 00:30:00
Lesson#2: Steps 5 and 6 – Wind Turbine Selection 00:30:00
Lesson#3: Step 7 of 10 – Choosing Your Photovoltaics 00:00:00
WEEK 4: Steps 8 to 10 – Inverter, Charge Controller & Backup Generator
4VIDEO — UNDERSTANDING VOLTAGE, AMPERAGE & MORE 00:04:00
Lesson#1: Inverters & Power Cleanliness 00:15:00
Lesson#2: Charge Controllers 00:10:00
Lesson#3: Backup Generator Details 00:10:00
WEEK 5: SKILLS FOR BUILDING YOUR POWER SYSTEM
5VIDEO — DETERMINING THE VOLTAGE & STORAGE CAPACITY OF YOUR POWER SYSTEM 00:04:00
Lesson#1: Working With Circuits, Wire & Cable 00:10:00
6VIDEO — HOW TO CONNECT POWER SYSTEM BATTERIES 00:02:00
7VIDEO — DETERMINING TOTAL DAILY ENERGY CONSUMPTION 00:03:00
10VIDEO — HOW TO CAPTURE GOOD WIND 00:01:00
11VIDEO — UNDERSTANDING CLEAN VS. DIRTY POWER 00:01:00
12VIDEO — MULTIMETER TOUR 00:07:00
13VIDEO — HOW TO STRIP CABLE AND WIRE 00:09:00
14OFF-GRID POWER — HOW TO SOLDER WIRE 00:08:00
15VIDEOv2 — HOW TO MAKE TWIST-ON AND CRIMPED WIRE CONNECTIONS 00:08:00

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