This unit covers developing engineering solutions to resolve problems with renewable energy. It encompasses working safely, applying extensive knowledge of renewable energy systems and components and their operating parameters, gathering and analysing data, and applying problem solving techniques, developing and documenting alternatives solutions.

Unit details

Study level:
Vocational and further education (TAFE)
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UEENEEK131A - Design wind energy conversion systems (WECS) rated to 10 kW

UEENEEK132A - Develop energy sector strategies to address environmental and sustainability issues

UEENEEK135A - Design grid connected photovoltaic power supply systems

UEENEEK138A - Design micro-hydro systems rated to 6.4 kW

UEENEEK139A - Design stand-alone renewable energy (RE) systems


Assessment tasks will be designed to reinforce and extend knowledge and skill competence within set and controlled parameters in accordance with each unit's learning outcomes and performance criteria requirements, including the setting of work based practical application tasks designed to provide evidence of competence outcomes, within periodic and scheduled timelines. Students will be expected to demonstrate the following required skills and knowledge: - energy and humanity; - basic concepts; - energy; - energy transfer in closed and open systems; - gases; - heat engines; - heat engine performance; - structure of the existing generation, transmission and distribution system; - benefits, issues and impacts; - distributed generation technologies; - electrical power distribution systems operation; - protection and relaying; - distributed generation issues; - renewable energy supplies issues, and; - factors affecting the uptake of distributed generation.

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