Planning Small-Scale Renewable Electricity Generation Systems

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xav solar.pngFriday 5 March | 10am – 4pm | €120 | 10% discount for Cultivate and EASCA members | To book call: 01 6745773 | Cultivate at The Greenhouse, St Andrew St, D2

This course is designed to provide participants with the knowledge and practical know-how required to plan a micro-generation system for a house, a business or a farm. The course will put a particular emphasis on grid-connected solar photovoltaic systems and small wind turbines.

Unfortunately this event has been cancelled please contact Alice: 6745773 for more info


The workshop will be led by Xavier Dubuisson, Senior Sustainable Design Consultant at DWECoCo Ltd. Xavier is one of Ireland’s leading renewable energy consultants with over 11 years experience in renewable energy technologies, including lecturing at CIT.

Course details

By the end of the course, you should have the knowledge base to:

    • Identify typical micro-generation technologies and their usual applications;
    • Assess a site for a micro-generation project;
    • Estimate the expected electricity output from a micro-generator;
    • Conduct a simple lifecycle cost analysis of the project;
    • Understand the major components and system layout of a grid-connected microgenerator;
    • Identify relevant standards, regulations and approvals required;
    • Be aware of health and safety issues;
    • Understand the installation and commissioning process;
    • Be familiar with financial incentives from government (grants, feed-in tariff) and banks (green loans).

    Terms and Conditions:

    Course fee: €120 per participant

    Places are limited to 20 to enable focused workgroups. Reservations will be on a first payment basis.