The Future is Bright – Getting Lit Off-Grid: Lighting Considerations for Alternate Power

About Course

Lighting a space using alternate power- In a world moving towards a carbon-free footprint, making good choices in lighting and power equipment is a must. With so many advancements in solar and wind generation, all the best decisions are made with long term goals in mind. A look at power equipment, storage (batteries) different system types (off-grid, grid-tie) and how they will impact your lighting choices. The use of generators as backup and the concern for power quality issues.

Prerequisite Knowledge:

The participant should be aware of lighting terminologies, as well as some basic electrical knowledge (AC/DC voltages, electrical wiring etc).

  • Learning Objective 1: Selecting system type. Is the system tied to utility? (grid-tie) or stand alone? (off-grid). What are the basic components and how they work together. Participant will receive an overview of basic components and how they work.
  • Learning Objective 2: Components deep dive. Participant will be shown an overview of how alternate energy components work together to provide power to the space. Considerations for batteries/generator backup and the concerns associated with them.
  • Learning Objective 3: Lighting using AC or DC voltages. Once completed, the participant will have a vision into the products available and where they are best used for maximum performance.
  • Learning Objective 4: Lighting controls/smart devices. Dimming, monitoring and collection of data will be discussed during this objective. Where are these components best used and at what cost?
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Course Content

Lighting Considerations for Alternate Power

  • Video: “Video: The Future is Bright – Getting Lit Off-Grid”
  • Quiz: The Future is Bright – Getting Lit Off-Grid