Residential SOLAR ENERGY system design: Battery Backup & ESS
What you'll learn
- The five pillars of a grid tied solar energy system with battery energy storage
- The controllers and hardware included in the system
- The difference between DC-coupled and AC-coupled PV systems
- The functioning of an automatic transfer switch in a grid tied solar energy system with generator support
- Energy storage for use during power outages
- Solar self-consumption and battery energy storage
- The fundamental operation principles of an electrochemical cell
- Cell versus battery structures
- The lead-based battery family including the gel, absorbed glass mat and flooded battery types
- The lithium-based battery family, including the lithium polymer and the lithium iron phosphate LiFePO4 chemistries
- The differences between series and parallel wiring of battery banks
- The blue print of a typical turnkey energy storage system in a grid tied solar energy system with individual inverters, solar chargers and electric vehicle char
- The design considerations for turnkey ESS
- Price ranges for the conventional system options
- Analysis of a real-life energy storage system, the performance parameters and warranty terms
- No prior knowledge required: You will learn everything you need to know.
- This course is part of a larger set of courses for Grid Tied Solar Energy Systems: You might be interested in the other sections as well!
Hello Solar Energy Enthusiast!
My goal is to make sure you will enjoy this course! Since you are reading this, it means you are looking for a reliable source of information related to grid-tied solar energy systems: Through this course, I will share with you my extensive knowledge and experience.
And lucky you! Through this course you will get a condensed version of all the fundamentals you need to be aware of. I have included several short multiple choice questions, though which you can self-test whether you have absorbed the knowledge adequately throughout the course. And to spice it up, we will also take numerous virtual excursions to websites of manufacturers of different components of your solar system. Through this approach, we makes sure that we bridge the following gaps:
We make sure that you get the relevant and unbiased knowledge from an experienced professional
You have the possibility to test your knowledge and freely browse through the content of the course as per your preferences
We will bridge the gap between theory & real-life examples by reviewing numerous product options which you might come across as you will be shopping for your system components
I am glad you are interested in this course: It will teach you all the relevant knowledge, without any 'fluff', and includes several brief multiple-choice questions to test your knowledge.
I have created this course for you, fueled by my academic background in Renewable Energy Engineering and extensive field experience in the design and installation of PV Energy Systems. You are getting a very good deal: I will summarize for you all that I have learned over the years, and all you have to do is push the button and starting soaking up the information. Lucky you!
During this course, we will review and learn about the following topics:
The five pillars of a grid tied solar energy system with battery energy storage
The controllers and hardware included in the system
The difference between DC-coupled and AC-coupled PV systems
The functioning of an automatic transfer switch in a grid tied solar energy system with generator support
Energy storage for use during power outages
Solar self-consumption and battery energy storage
The fundamental operation principles of an electrochemical cell
Cell versus battery structures
The lead-based battery family including the gel, absorbed glass mat and flooded battery types
The lithium-based battery family, including the lithium polymer and the lithium iron phosphate LiFePO4 chemistries
The differences between series and parallel wiring of battery banks
Examples of different battery voltages and designs
How to carry out a simple yet complete financial comparison between the available battery options
Calculation examples of real-life batteries and their lifetime operation costs
How to compare different makes, models and chemistries of batteries with a single value
Examples of industrial grade flooded lead acid batteries with extended lifetimes
Financial comparison of lithium [LiFePO4] batteries versus AGM and FLA lead batteries
The options for turnkey energy storage systems
The differences between the main makes and models available on the market
The blue print of a typical turnkey energy storage system in a grid tied solar energy system with individual inverters, solar chargers and electric vehicle charging
The design considerations for turnkey ESS
Price ranges for the conventional system options
Analysis of a real-life energy storage system, the performance parameters and warranty terms
The main outline of this course is as follows:
Grid Tied Energy Storage System [ESS]
Complete System Blue Print
Controllers and Component Interactions
System Operation and Configuration Options
Automatic Transfer Switches - Excursion
Available Battery Options
The Electrochemical Cell
Series Versus Parallel Configuration
Lead Acid Battery Types
Lithium Battery Options
Battery Voltage Options - Excursion
Financial Comparison and Calculations
Carry out the apples-to-apples battery comparison
Absorbed Glass Mat & Golf Cart Batteries
Lithium Ferro Phosphate & Lead Acid Models
Industrial Grade Lead Acid Batteries - Excursion
Turnkey Energy Storage Systems
The Essential Components and Configuration Options
System Design Considerations
The Powerwall 2 - Excursion
Take action now! Educate yourself by staring this course, so that you will be able to make well-informed decisions for your system. TIP: Udemy offers a very generous refund policy in case the course content turns out different than expected.
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Renewable an Sustainable Energy Engineer, Master of Engineering
Mechanical Engineer, Energy Technology, Bachelor of Engineering
Who this course is for:
- Home Owners
- Property managers
- Design and Sales employees
Jesse now shares his engineering skills and expertise in this easy to grasp & to-the-point course. Simple and clear illustrations and pleasant graphics make you want to watch the content from start to finish. The course format follows the Person In Presentation [PIP] approach: You watch Jesse teaching you everything you need to know, while the background shows the full-screen dynamic presentation with all the visual course content.
Specialized in Off-Grid Energy Systems, with a focus on Solar Power and Generator/Solar Hybrid systems. More than ten years of hands-on experience in the design, installation and commissioning of Off-Grid Energy Systems with both Lithium Ion and Industrial Lead Acid battery banks.
Jesse has a Master of Engineering [Meng] Degree in Renewable and Sustainable Energy Engineering from the Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada, and a Bachelor or Engineering [Beng] degree in Mechanical Engineering with a specialization in Energy Technology from The Hague University in The Netherlands.
Early career experience is based in the technology sector of oil & gas energy metering systems, as well as biogas-to-natural gas decentralized upgrading technologies. Prior to his career developments in remote and off-grid power energy systems, Jesse realized construction and commissioning of medium to large scale Straight Vegetable Oil [SVO] and biofuel plants.