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This unit describes the principles of operation, the design, and the particular installation requirements of the major renewable energy power generation devices, including photovoltaic cells, wind turbines, and solar thermal collectors. The devices used to convert or control power flows within systems are also discussed in terms of their function and operational requirements. These include inverters, maximum power point trackers and battery charge controllers. The various energy storage options are also discussed.
Note(s): This course is web-based with online content only. Reliable broadband internet connection required. This course is taught under a joint teaching arrangement by staff at the Research Institute of Sustainable Energy at Murdoch University via their distance learning system to Massey University students. The dates of delivery will differ. Contact the course coordinator below if further information is required.
Note: You may enrol in a postgraduate course (that is a 700-, 800- or 900-level course) if you meet the prerequisites for that course and have been admitted to a qualification which lists the course in its schedule.
|2017||Semester one full semester||Distance|
|2017||Semester one full semester||Internal||Manawatu Campus|
|2018||Semester one full semester||Distance|
|2018||Semester one full semester||Internal||Manawatu Campus|
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