CPD Training for Solar PV, Battery Storage & EV Charging

CPD training

'Great CPD. All participants found it very interesting and useful, Spirit Energy are clearly at the forefront of current technology' - Liam Seamer

We offer free CPD Certified Training on Solar PV, Battery Storage and EV Charging for architects, consultants, estimators and specifiers.

The training typically take place over lunch time and lasts approximately one hour. 

We do not charge for the training, and what's more, as long as you are within an 80 mile radius of Reading we come to you so it's easy for you and absolutely free!

If you are more than 80 miles from Reading, please still get in touch as we should be able to offer the training, although we may ask for a contribution to travel expenses.

Why is it free? Because we believe sharing our knowledge will benefit the industry as a whole and demonstrate our expertise.

Please note that during the coronavirus outbreak we are offering online CPD training.


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Solar PV Design & Installation – A Practical Guide

This course provides an introductory overview of practical design and installation of solar PV. Increase your knowledge at the design stage to avoid pitfalls later and ensure smooth integration with the rest of the building works.

The course covers:

  • PV basics - how solar PV works, calculating annual output from a system, export tariffs.
  • PV equipment - panels, inverters, power optimisers, mounting systems for flat and sloping roofs, building integrated PV,  surge protection, export limitation.
  • System design.
  • Pre-installation approvals - DNO, planning etc.
  • Installation - timelines, practical considerations.
  • Maintenance and support.
  • Market developments.
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Introduction to Battery Storage Systems

This course provides up-to-date information on the fast changing world of energy storage, as applied in domestic properties and commercial organisations.

The course covers:

  • Applications of storage.
  • Technologies - inverter / charger brands, all-in-one energy storage systems, battery chemistries, battery brands. Evaluation of efficiency, life cycles, safety etc.
  • An economic perspective - savings, lifetime cost per kWh, performance with solar PV.
  • Using storage for back-up.
  • Off-grid systems.

Introduction to EV Charging Systems

This course provides an introductory overview of EV chargepoints and practical design considerations for their installation. Understand a technology that is rapidly becoming more common in people's homes, businesses and public spaces.

The course covers:

  • EV charging basics - key chargepoint parameters, charger rates, connection types and charging modes.
  • EV chargepoint functionality - often more than just a socket, we look at some key functionality of domestic and commercial chargepoints.
  • Design considerations and DNO permission.
  • Grants and mandatory schemes - domestic and commercial grants, new build EV schemes.
  • Case study for business EV chargepoints.

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View our courses on the CPD Certification website.

If you'd like to arrange a free training session for your team, please call us on 0118 951 4490 or complete the form below to book onto our online CPD webinars.

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