Photovoltaic Power Generation (Solar Panels)

What is special about this course?

This one-day course is aimed at anyone interested in considering generating electricity from Solar Panels (PV)

Entry requirements

Anyone who is interested in the technical aspects of PV’s either as a starter or as an existing PV user who wants to know more.

By the end of this Course participants will have an understanding of:

The theory of operation of a solar cell.

How solar cells are arranged in ladders and modules.

Harvesting the power efficiently:  PWM vs MPPT.

Tie Grid versus Stand alone.

What is the best way of utilising the Solar Energy? Pay in tariff or power diversion?

Safety aspects.

Legal requirements

How will I study my course?

  • Part Time
  • Short course

Face to Face

How long will my course last?

1 Day

Where can I study my course?

    • UHI Outer Hebrides (Stornoway Campus)

Start date

Please contact Admissions at UHI Outer Hebrides for more information on start dates


Please contact for further information on fees and funding.

Is there more information available online?

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Apply for Photovoltaic Power Generation (Solar Panels)

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We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at UHI Outer Hebrides. UHI Outer Hebrides operates a fair and open admissions system committed to equality of opportunity and non-discrimination. We consider all applications on merit and on the basis of ability to achieve, without discrimination on grounds of age, disability, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity status, race, religion and/or belief, sex, sexual orientation or socio-economic background. We welcome applications from all prospective students and aim to provide appropriate and efficient services to students with disabilities.