UEERE0054 - Conduct site survey for grid-connected photovoltaic and battery storage systems

    Unit code: UEERE0054 | Study level: TAFE


    This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to complete site surveys for grid-connected photovoltaic and battery storage systems.It includes safe work practices, site inspection processes and procedures, service provider responsibilities, consulting with qualified people to assess client energy demand requirements and assessing grid-connected equipment options to meet client requirements and site conditions. It also covers provision of advice to the client on battery storage standards, codes of practices, government/utilities incentive schemes, and information related to the installation of a grid-connected photovoltaic and battery storage systems.


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    Assessment tasks will be designed to reinforce & extend knowledge and skill competence within set & controlled parameters in accordance with each unit's learning outcomes & 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:

    • applying relevant work health and safety (WHS)/occupational health and safety (OHS), and risk assessment and control procedures
    • identifying all relevant stakeholders and qualified personnel required to complete site survey
    • communicating effectively with clients to discuss:
    • requirements for site assessment and information to be collected
    • roles/responsibilities of people involved in design, installation and maintenance
    • industry standards, building/electrical regulations and codes, and risk minimisation relevant to the installation
    • benefits and options of photovoltaic and battery storage systems and energy management
    • undertaking site survey safely and documenting findings including:
    • potential site hazards that may impact installation
    • site access, layout, distances and building structures
    • solar access and shading
    • gathering information about existing electrical installation and any existing energy generation elements
    • current energy usage including maximum power and energy demand
    • current and expected future energy generation needs including maximum power demand
    • working with qualified personnel as required to complete site survey
    • options for suitable photovoltaic generating systems
    • options for suitable battery storage systems
    • options for placement of system components, any restrictions or issues of concern
    • potential installation problem/s and recommend solutions
    • producing final site survey report.

    Required reading

    The qualified trainer and assessor will provide teaching and learning materials as required in the form of workbooks produced by the VU Polytechnic and/or via the Victoria University Polytechnic e-Learning system.

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