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.
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.
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.
|INTRODUCTION & WEEK 1: ENVISIONING YOUR RENEWABLE POWER SYSTEM|
|1VIDEOv2 — REAL-WORLD INDEPENDENT POWER SYSTEM TOUR||FREE||00:08:00|
|Lesson#1: A Real World Power System||FREE||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||00:10:00|
|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||00:15:00|
|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|
This course is for anyone who's interested in this topic and wants to learn more about it. This course will also help you gain potential professional skills.
No prior qualifications are needed to take this course.
You can study this course from wherever and whenever you want. You can study at your own pace and from any device. Just log in to your account from any device and start learning!
Yes, there is a test at the end of the course. Once you’ve completed all the modules of the course, you will have to give a multiple-choice test. The questions will be based on the topics of the modules you studied. And of course, you can take the test at any time, from any device and from anywhere you want.
Don’t worry if you fail the test, you can retake it as many times as you want.
You don’t have to wait a minute after your payment has been received, you can begin immediately. You will create your login details during the checkout process and we will also send you an email confirming your login details.
We make the payment process easy for you. You can either use your Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Solo cards or PayPal account to pay for the online course. We use the latest SSL encryption for all transactions, so your order is safe and secure.
After you complete the course, you’ll immediately receive a free printable PDF certificate. Hard Copy certificate is also available, and you can get one for just £9! You may have to wait for 3 to 9 days to get the hard copy certificate.