Course Title: Design stand-alone renewable energy systems

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2012

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: marko.dumovic@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Luigi La Forgia
+6 13 9925 4864
luigi.laforgia@rmit.edu.au

Zoran Savic 
+6 13 9925 2000 
zoran.savic@rmit.edu.au


 

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

Element:

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 work
 

Element:

2. Develop 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
 

Element:

3. Obtain approval for 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.
 


Learning Outcomes



Details of Learning Activities

1. Lectures.

2. Practical Tasks

3. Assignment Work - Major Design Project

4. Exam


Teaching Schedule

WeekTopic
1

• Course Introduction and System Configurations
• Introduction to course and assessment requirements
• System Configurations and Electrical Drawings(Unit 1)
• SPS configurations
• Drawings and Documentation
- Architectural
- Schedule of Equipment
- Schematic drawings
- Wiring Diagrams
- Single-line and Block diagrams.

K028 1.1-1.6, 2.1-2.5
K039 1.1-1.4, 2.1-2.6

2

• ELV Wiring & Circuit Protection (Unit 2)
• Definition of ELV
• Circuit Protection, Earthing & Safety

K028 2.1-2.5, 3.1-3.4
K039 1.1-1.4, 2.1-2.6, 3.1-3.4

3

• ELV Wiring & Circuit Protection (Unit 2)
• Circuit Protection, Earthing & Safety
- Function of Circuits Protection
- Prospective Fault Currents
- D.C. supplies and arcs
- Circuit Breakers
- Isolation and Battery Protection in SELV
- Isolation and Battery Protection in PELV
- Back e.m.f

K028 2.1-2.5, 3.1-3.4
K039 1.1-1.4, 2.1-2.6, 3.1-3.4 

4

• ELV Wiring & Circuit Protection (Unit 2)
• Circuit Protection, Earthing & Safety
- Lightning Protection
- Transient protection components
- Earthing
• Cabling, Wiring and accessories

K028 2.1-2.5, 3.1-3.4
K039 1.1-1.4,2.1-2.6, 3.1-3.4

5

• ELV Wiring & Circuit Protection (Unit 2)
• Wiring Rules (AS/NAS 3000) and cable sizing
- General principles
- Battery cabling
- Cable sizing
- PV to Battery system losses
- Design steps for house wiring system

K028 2.1-2.5, 3.1-3.4
K039 1.1-1.4, 2.1-2.6, 3.1-3.4

6

• Batteries(Unit 3)
• Need for Energy Storage
• Energy Storage options
• Types of cells
• Lead acid batteries
• Battery types

K028 2.1-2.5, 3.1-3.4
K039 1.1-1.4, 2.1-2.6, 3.1-3.4

7

• Batteries(Unit 3)
• Battery capacity
• Estimating battery state of charge
• Battery life and depth of discharge
• Battery charging regimes
• Battery efficiency
• Sizing and selection
• Installation and sizing of batteries
• Disposal of batteries

K028 2.1-2.5, 3.1-3.4
K039 1.1-1.4, 2.1-2.6, 3.1-3.4

8

• Inverters, Regulators, MPPTs, Battery Chargers & Array Trackers (Unit 4)
• Inverters
• Regulators
• Maximum power point trackers

K028 2.1-2.5, 3.1-3.4
K039 1.1-1.4, 2.1-2.6, 3.1-3.4

9

• Inverters, Regulators, MPPTs, Battery Chargers & Array Trackers (Unit 4)
• Battery chargers
• Array trackers
• Metering

K028 2.1-2.5, 3.1-3.4
K039 1.1-1.4, 2.1-2.6, 3.1-3.4

10

• Lighting design fundamentals (Unit 5)
• Lamp types
• Luminaires
• Energy efficient lighting for SPS

K028 2.1-2.5
K039 2.1-2.6, 3.1-3.4

11

• Lighting design fundamentals (Unit 5)
• Indoor lighting design
• Outdoor lighting

K028 2.1-2.5
K039 2.1-2.6, 3.1-3.4

12

• Generating Sets (Unit 6)
• Safety
• Genset construction
• Prime mover

K028 2.1-2.5, 3.1-3.4
K039 1.1-1.4, 2.1-2.6, 3.1-3.4

13

• Generating Sets (Unit 6)
• Alternator
Genset sizing and fuel consumption

K028 2.1-2.5, 3.1-3.4
K039 1.1-1.4, 2.1-2.6, 3.1-3.4

14

• Major Project

K028 1.1-1.6, 2.1-2.5, 3.1-3.4
K039 1.1-1.4, 2.1-2.6, 3.1-3.4

15Major Project

K028 1.1-1.6, 2.1-2.5, 3.1-3.4
K039 1.1-1.4, 2.1-2.6, 3.1-3.4
 

16

Major Project 

K028 1.1-1.6, 2.1-2.5, 3.1-3.4
K039 1.1-1.4, 2.1-2.6, 3.1-3.4
 

17 & 18Centralized Exam Period
  


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References


Other Resources

EEET6798 and EEET6799C Student Learning Materials will be provided 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. Practicals - Compulsory participation & completion
2. Assignment 1 - 10%
3. Major Design Project - 40%
4. Written Examination - 50%

This course is graded using the following course grades:

CHD- Competent with High Distinction
CDI- Competent with Distinction
CC- Competent with Credit
CAG- Competency Achieved - Graded
NYC- Not Yet Competent
DNS- Did Not Submit for Assessment.


Special consideration policy available at -
http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=qkssnx1c5r0y

 


Assessment Matrix

Competency National codeCompetency TitleCluster TitlePracticalASSIGNMENTPROJECTTESTWIL
UEENEEK028BSolve problems in stand-alone renewable energy systemsRenewable Energy Systems 2X XXX 
 UEENEEK039B
 
Design stand-alone renewable energy
systems

 
 Renewable Energy Systems 2X XXX 

Other Information

This course is delivered in a cluster (Renewable Energy 2) comprising EEET6798C and EEET6799C (’Solve Problems in stand-alone renewable energy systems’ and ’Design stand-alone renewable energy systems’ respectively).

All the learning and assessment activities will include the components of both competencies UEENEEK028B and UEENEEK039B.

In this cluster, minimum student directed hours are 36 in addition to 64 scheduled teaching hours.
Student directed hours involve completing activities such as reading online resources, assignments, project work, individual student-teacher course-related consultation and writing lab reports.

Study and learning Support:

Study and Learning Centre (SLC) provides free learning and academic development advice to all RMIT students.
Services offered by SLC to support numeracy and literacy skills of the students are:

assignment writing, thesis writing and study skills advice
maths and science developmental support and advice
English language development

Please Refer http://www.rmit.edu.au/studyandlearningcentre to find more information about Study and learning Support

Disability Liaison Unit:

Students with disability or long-term medical condition should contact Disability Liaison Unit to seek advice and support to
complete their studies.

Please Refer http://www.rmit.edu.au/disability to find more information about services offered by Disability Liaison Unit

Late submission:

Students requiring extensions for 7 calendar days or less (from the original due date) must complete and lodge an Application
for Extension of Submittable Work (7 Calendar Days or less) form and lodge it with the Senior Educator/ Program Manager.
The application must be lodged no later than one working day before the official due date. The student will be notified within
no more than 2 working days of the date of lodgment as to whether the extension has been granted.

Students seeking an extension of more than 7 calendar days (from the original due date) must lodge an Application for Special
Consideration form under the provisions of the Special Consideration Policy, preferably prior to, but no later than 2 working days
after the official due date.

Assignments submitted late without approval of an extension will not be accepted or marked.


Special consideration:

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