Domain - Renewable Energy Systems - Installation and Maintenance

Domain - Renewable Energy Systems - Installation and Maintenance

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Design wind energy conversion systems

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27430 Unit Standard 20 Credits

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This unit standard is for people who work with renewable energy systems and covers the design process of wind energy conversion systems (WECS) including design requirements and wind and site analysis. People credited with this unit standard are able to: - determine design requirements for a WECS; - determine characteristics of the major local winds; - analyse wind speed and direction data; - use data to select a suitable site for a WECS; and - specify the size, characteristics, and system configuration of a WECS to provide a given WECS fraction to a load at a site with specified wind speed data in accordance with Standards.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 3 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Waihanga Ara Rau Construction and Infrastructure Workforce Development Council

Design photovoltaic power systems

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27431 Unit Standard 20 Credits

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This unit standard is for people who work with renewable energy systems and covers the design process of photovoltaic (PV) systems and sun and site analysis. People credited with this unit standard are able to: - determine design requirements for a PV system; - perform a site survey for a PV system and record findings; - specify and design a stand-alone PV power system for residential or commercial premises; - specify and design a residential grid connected PV system without battery storage; and - specify and design a residential grid connected PV system with battery storage.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 3 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Waihanga Ara Rau Construction and Infrastructure Workforce Development Council

Demonstrate knowledge of photovoltaic arrays mounting requirements

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27432 Unit Standard 5 Credits

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This unit standard is for people who work with renewable energy systems and covers knowledge of the design and mounting procedures for photovoltaic arrays. People credited with this unit standard are able to demonstrate knowledge of photovoltaic arrays mounting requirements.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 3 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Waihanga Ara Rau Construction and Infrastructure Workforce Development Council

Demonstrate knowledge of renewable energy concepts and technologies

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27433 Unit Standard 10 Credits

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This unit standard is for people who work with renewable energy systems and covers knowledge of the design and mounting procedures for photovoltaic arrays. People credited with this unit standard are able to demonstrate knowledge of: - non-technical issues and their impact on the application of a renewable energy technology; - renewable energy systems and resources for residential applications; - the configuration and function of components in a typical SPS; and - the configuration and function of components in a typical grid connected power system.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 3 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Waihanga Ara Rau Construction and Infrastructure Workforce Development Council

Demonstrate and apply knowledge of renewable energy design requirement assessment

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27434 Unit Standard 7 Credits

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This unit standard is for people who work with renewable energy systems and covers the knowledge and skills required to assess a building for efficient renewable energy use. People credited with this unit standard are able to: - demonstrate knowledge of building thermal performance for a given climate and site; - demonstrate knowledge of a domestic dwelling energy services demand assessment in terms of ensuring efficient use of renewable energy; and - assess design requirements for a renewable energy system.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 3 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Waihanga Ara Rau Construction and Infrastructure Workforce Development Council

Demonstrate and apply knowledge of data communications and logging for renewable energy systems

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27435 Unit Standard 5 Credits

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This unit standard is for people who work with renewable energy systems and covers the knowledge and skills required to setup and use data communications and logging systems for renewable energy systems. People credited with this unit standard are able to: - demonstrate knowledge of and set up and use data communication links between a computer and an electronic device in a renewable energy system; and - set up and operate a simple data-logging system.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 3 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Waihanga Ara Rau Construction and Infrastructure Workforce Development Council

Demonstrate and apply knowledge of stand-alone renewable energy system components and operation

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27436 Unit Standard 15 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to demonstrate knowledge of the components and operation of standalone power systems. People credited with this unit standard are able to demonstrate knowledge of: - standalone renewable energy power systems schematic diagrams; - the operation and performance of batteries for renewable power system applications; and - system components and common loads for standalone RES.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 3 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Waihanga Ara Rau Construction and Infrastructure Workforce Development Council

Install, commission and maintain micro-hydro systems

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27437 Unit Standard 25 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to demonstrate knowledge and skills to install, commission and maintain micro- hydro systems for residential and small community applications. People credited with this unit standard are able to: - install, commission and maintain micro-hydro systems.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 3 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Waihanga Ara Rau Construction and Infrastructure Workforce Development Council

Design micro-hydro systems

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27438 Unit Standard 15 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to demonstrate skills to design micro-hydro systems for residential and small community applications. People credited with this unit standard are able to: - determine design requirements for a micro-hydro system; - evaluate the suitability of a site for locating a micro-hydro system; - determine the most cost effective option for a micro-hydro system including the cost of site works and all installed equipment, by undertaking a life cycle costing according to Standard AS/NZS 4536; - determine the suitability of a micro-hydro system for a particular application in terms of its characteristics and the application; and - specify the size, characteristics and system configuration for a micro-hydro system which will provide a given load at a site with specific head and water flow rate data.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 3 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Waihanga Ara Rau Construction and Infrastructure Workforce Development Council

Demonstrate knowledge of photovoltaic technology

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27439 Unit Standard 10 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to describe fundamental principles and operation of photovoltaic arrays. People credited with this unit standard are able to demonstrate knowledge of: - the photovoltaic effect; - PV cell technologies; - PV characterisation; - methods of determining the irradiation falling on the plane of a collector in a PV array; and - how the operating point, power and daily energy output of a PV array is determined under a given set of operating and environmental conditions.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 3 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Waihanga Ara Rau Construction and Infrastructure Workforce Development Council

Install, commission and maintain grid-connected photovoltaic power systems

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27440 Unit Standard 15 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to demonstrate knowledge and skills in installation, commissioning and maintenance of grid-connected photovoltaic power systems. People credited with this unit standard are able to: - prepare to install a grid-connected PV system; - mount a PV array on a roof in accordance with AS/NZS 5033; - install and commission a grid-connected PV system; and - carry out maintenance on a grid-connected PV system.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 3 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Waihanga Ara Rau Construction and Infrastructure Workforce Development Council

Install, commission and maintain wind energy conversion systems

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27441 Unit Standard 25 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to demonstrate skills to install wind energy conversion systems for residential and small community applications. People credited with this unit standard are able to: - install and commission a WECS at a site in accordance with AS/NZS 4509; and - maintain a WECS in accordance with AS/NZS 4509.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 3 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Waihanga Ara Rau Construction and Infrastructure Workforce Development Council

Install, commission and maintain stand-alone photovoltaic power systems

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27442 Unit Standard 20 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to demonstrate skills to install photovoltaic systems for residential and small community applications. People credited with this unit standard are able to: - specify installation requirements for a stand-alone PV system; - mount a PV array on a roof in accordance with AS/NZS 4509; - install and commission a stand-alone PV power system in accordance with AS/NZS 4509, AS/NZS 4086.2, AS/NZS 3000, AS/NZS 3010 and OSH guidelines; and - perform maintenance and troubleshooting on a stand-alone PV power system in accordance with relevant standards and OSH guidelines.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 3 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Waihanga Ara Rau Construction and Infrastructure Workforce Development Council

Demonstrate knowledge of wind energy conversion systems

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27443 Unit Standard 15 Credits

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This unit standard covers knowledge of wind energy conversion systems suitable for residential and small community applications. People credited with this unit standard are able to: - describe the principles and attributes of small-scale Wind Energy Conversion System (WECS); - describe characteristics of the prevalent local wind patterns; - demonstrate knowledge of wind speed, and obtain, measure and apply direction data; and - describe considerations when determining the suitability of a site for a WECS.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 3 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Waihanga Ara Rau Construction and Infrastructure Workforce Development Council

Demonstrate knowledge of requirements for connecting photovoltaic arrays

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27444 Unit Standard 3 Credits

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This unit standard covers the knowledge to determine the optimal electrical connections between arrays and other photovoltaic system components. People credited with this unit standard are able to demonstrate knowledge of requirements for connecting photovoltaic arrays.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 3 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Waihanga Ara Rau Construction and Infrastructure Workforce Development Council

Solve basic problems in photovoltaic apparatus and systems

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28196 Unit Standard 5 Credits

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This unit standard is for people who work with renewable energy systems and covers problem solving for photovoltaic systems and associated apparatus. People credited with this unit standard are able to: - prepare to work on a PV system; - solve problems in PV systems and apparatus; and - document completion of work and problems solved.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 3 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Waihanga Ara Rau Construction and Infrastructure Workforce Development Council

Data as at 24 February 2024