Wednesday, 4 September 2019
The Kings Hotel, Oxford Road, Stokenchurch HP14 3TA
National Grid, in its Future Energy Scenarios 2018, predicted that solar power could be the UK’s most significant power generation technology by 2030, with 33GW of installed capacity. Alongside this growth, large-scale battery storage is beginning to make itself known with 700MW installed capacity (June 2019) and predicted growth of 70% for 2019.
With this encouraging future, Erica Charles of Spirit Energy, based in Reading, talked about the design, installation and maintenance of solar PV and battery storage to an audience of 30 chartered surveyors.
The talk covered:
- PV basics – how solar PV works, calculating annual output from a system
- PV equipment – panels, inverters, power optimisers, mounting systems for flat and sloping roofs, building integrated PV, surge protection, export limitation
- Applications of battery storage
- Battery storage equipment – 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
- System design
- Pre-installation approvals – DNO, planning, etc.
- Installation – timelines, practical considerations
- Maintenance and support.
Erica’s presentation slides and supporting papers are available from 3CPD.
Spirit Energy are award-winning designers and installers of systems for renewable energy generation, energy storage and energy management. They specialise in on-grid and off-grid solar and battery storage, and in LED lighting and lighting controls. They also specify and install EV chargers (off-street) and voltage optimisation systems.
Date/time: Wednesday, 4 September 2019, 6.30pm. Refreshments from 6.00pm.
Location: The Kings Hotel, Oxford Road, Stokenchurch, High Wycombe HP14 3TA
Cost: FREE to 3CPD subscribers, APC candidates and students; £20.00 (incl. VAT) to non-subscribers
To book, please contact Guy Pullen, firstname.lastname@example.org, (t) 01844 274830.