Sign Up for Spirit's FREE CPD Certified Training on Solar PV and Battery Storage

Erica Charles 01 Dec 2017


Are you an architect, specifier, engineer, contractor or consultant seeking to learn more about solar PV or battery storage? If so you many be interested in our FREE training courses.

Training typically take place over lunch time and lasts approximately one hour. 

We do not charge for the training, and what's more, as long as you are within an 80 mile radius of Reading we come to you so it's easy for you and ABSOLUTELY FREE!  If you are more than 80 miles from Reading, please still get in touch as we should be able to offer the training, although we may ask for a contribution to travel expenses.

Our courses are as follows:

Solar PV Design & Installation – A Practical Guide 

This course provides an introductory overview of practical design and  installation of solar PV. Increase your knowledge at the design stage to avoid pitfalls later and ensure smooth integration with rest of the building works.

The course covers:

  • PV basics - how solar PV works, calculating annual output from a system, Feed-in Tariffs.
  • PV equipment - panels, inverters, power optimisers, mounting systems for flat and sloping roofs, building integrated PV,  surge protection, export limitation.
  • System design.
  • Pre-installation approvals - DNO, planning etc.
  • Installation - timelines, practical considerations.
  • Maintenance and support.
  • Market developments.

Residential and Commercial Battery Storage Systems

This course provides up-to-date information on the fast changing world of energy storage, as applied in domestic properties and commercial organisations.

The course covers:

  • Applications of storage.
  • Technologies - 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.
  • Using storage for back-up.
  • Off-grid systems.

Please call us on 0118 951 4490, email us ( complete the form on our dedicated CPD page for further information.


Both courses are CPD accredited and CPD certificates will be issued. To find our courses on the CPD website, visit and search for Spirit Energy. 

Topics: Battery storage, CPD training, Solar PV

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