Course Title: Design stand-alone renewable energy systems

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2010

Course Code: EEET6799C

Course Title: Design stand-alone renewable energy systems

School: 130T Vocational Engineering

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6085 - Advanced Diploma of Electrical - Technology

Course Contact: Marko Dumovic

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4342

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Michael Stewart

Nominal Hours: 40

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

Granting competency in this unit shall be made only after competency in the following unit(s) has/have been confirmed.
UEENEEK028B Solve problems in stand-alone renewable energy systems

Course Description

This unit covers the design of stand-alone renewable energy systems and their installation. It encompasses following design briefs, incorporating schemes for protection of persons and property from dangers of system malfunction, ensuring other safety and performance standards and functional requirements are meet and documenting design calculations and criteria.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

UEENEEK039B Design stand-alone renewable energy systems


1. Prepare to design stand-alone renewable energy systems.

Performance Criteria:

1.1 OHS processes and procedures for a given work
area are identified, obtained and understood

1.2 The extent and nature of the electrical installation is
determined from design brief

1.3 Safety and other regulatory requirements to which
the electrical installation must comply are identified,
obtained and understood

1.4 Design development work is planned to meet
scheduled timelines in consultation with others
persons involved in the installation or associated


2. Develop stand-alone renewable energy systems design.

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Knowledge of stand-alone renewable energy
systems performance standards, compliance
methods is applied to the design

2.2 Alternative arrangements for the hybrid power
systems design are considered based on the
requirements outlined in the design brief

2.3 Safety, functional and budgetary considerations are
incorporated in the design

2.4 Stand-alone renewable energy system design draft is
checked for compliance with the design brief and
regulatory requirements

2.5 Stand-alone renewable energy system design is
documented for submission to appropriate persons
for acceptance and approval

2.6 Solutions to unplanned situation are provided
consistent with organisation policy.


3. Obtain approval for stand-alone renewable energy systems design.

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Stand-alone renewable energy system design is
presented and explained to client representative
and/or other relevant persons

3.2 Requests for alterations to the design are negotiated
with relevant persons within the constraints of
organisation policy

3.3 Final design is documented and approval obtained
from appropriate persons

3.4 Quality of work is monitored against personal
performance agreement and/or established
organisational or professional standards

Learning Outcomes

Details of Learning Activities

1. Lectures.

2. Practical Tasks and Laboratories

3. Assignment Work - Major Design Project

4. Independent Research - Internet and Journals

Teaching Schedule

UEENEEK028B Solve basic problems in stand-alone
renewable energy systems

1. ELV wiring and circuit protection for renewable power systems

2. Electrical diagrams for a renewable power system

3. Batteries

4. Balance of system components and common loads

5. Basic lighting design

6. Generating sets

7. Generator set sizing calculations

UEENEEK039B Design stand-alone renewable energy

1. Load analysis and projected use

2. Availability of sustainable /renewable energy sources

3. Component selection factors encompassing:
a. Intended environment
b. Distance between system and users
c. Maintenance and serviceability requirements
d. Rating and diversity

4. Installation requirement

5. Australian Standard 4509 Parts 1-3.

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

EEET6798 and EEET6799C Student Workbook located on S Drive

Overview of Assessment

Assessment may incorporate a variety of methods including written/oral activities and demonstration of practical skills to the relevant industry standards. Participants are advised that they are likely to be asked to personally demonstrate their assessment activities to their teacher/assessor. Feedback will be provided throughout the course.

Assessment Tasks

1. Lab Tasks and Participation - 10%

2. Assignment - 15%

3. Major Design Project -50%

4. Final Written Examination -  25%

Assessment Matrix

Other Information

Other Competency:
This competency is delivered in conjunction with:
EEET6798C Solve problems in Stand-Alone Renewable Energy Systems
as Part of the Renewable Energy 2 Cluster.

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