Any installation of a PV system over 16A per phase will be subject to different engineering recommendations and procedures than a domestic scale installation.
This 1 day G59 training course is designed to give existing Solar PV installers the knowledge and ability to design and install commercial small sized systems. This is a niche which is still fairly new and still in great demand. If you are interested in focussing on fewer but larger contracts then this course will equip you with the knowledge to do exactly that.
Who is G59 Training for?
This G59 course is ideal for the experienced Solar PV installer looking to move into larger commercial installations.
Why take this G59 course?
The world of Solar PV is growing fast and as well as the domestic market, we are seeing demand grow for small scale installations.
In order to deliver small scale installations you will need to fully understand the G59 processes and requirements. This one day course will do exactly that and allow you to start accepting those larger jobs that were previously out of your reach.
G59 Course Entry requirements are:
Hold a G83/1 Photovoltaic Installer Certificate (i.e. 2399 or Bpec in solar PV)
If you do not meet the formal requirements above you can still attend this course and receive a Trade Skills 4U certificate of achievement instead of the Bpec one.
We advise candidates to call us for advice on your eligibility on 01293 529777.
G59 Course Content:
This short course aims to give installers a detailed overview of the Energy Networks Association’s Engineering Recommendation G59/2 (August 2010). It is assumed that Installers are already familiar with the G83/1 Engineering Recommendation (June 2008). Whilst parts of this course are applicable to all types of generators, it is especially suitable for PV installers wanting to install PV installations larger than 3.66kW per phase (11kW 3 phase).
The UK power sector & the role of distributed generation
The Scope of G59/2
Factors affecting connection costs and ongoing charges
The connection process
Completion of the connection application form
System Design and G59 Protection requirements
Commissioning and Decommissioning
FIT eligibility routes for larger installations
Exams & Qualifications
There will be a 1 ½ hour open book written exam (Course materials allowed).
Please note that you must bring photographic ID such as a passport or driving license with you in order to sit the assessments on this course.
Text books required:
None - Course materials and booklet will be provided.