CBPS, Physics Department
The basic/intermediate course course aims to provide practical training on basics of solar electricity, solar resource mapping, site assessment & planning, design of solar PV systems as well as installation and maintenance.
Target & Qualifications:
The training prepares one for accreditation by NITA in line with the ERC Solar PV Licensing Regulations. The applicant must have at least Kenya Certificate Secondary Education (or equivalent) plus Diploma in Electrical and/ or Electronics or BSc Electrical Engineering or relevant degree or Higher National Diploma. Those who have been practicing installation or retailing for atleast 2 years will also be considered for the training. The training is ideal for groups or individuals from government, public or private institutions, electrical installation technicians, teachers, technical institute tutors, NGO’s outreach personnel and solar pv retailers.
The training will cover :
Occupational Health and Safety
Basics of solar PV electricity,
Solar PV characteristics
Solar PV components (panels, batteries, charge controllers, inverters),
Solar V appliances (lights, refrigerators, tv, radio, water pumping),
Site survey and solar system sizing,
Solar PV systems Installation and maintenance
Entrepreneurship in Solar PV applications
The course will be delivered in lecture format using PowerPoint, sharing of case examples, practical demosntrations, group practical on sizing, installation and maintenance, group and individual assessment. Class capacity is limited to a maximum 25 participants and is available full time for two weeks
Copies of training manual, practical manuals
Equipment, accessories and tools for demonstration
Tools and equipment for installation practical
On successful completion of the course students receive a certificate of participation from the University of Nairobi for accreditation and licensing by ERC.
Course Duration and Fees:
The course duration is Two Weeks (April 18 – 28, 2017) at a cost of KShs.45,000/- per person for Kenyans or USD 550 for non-Kenyans which covers tuition, training materials, lunch and teas. Anon-refundable application fee of KShs. 1000/- (or USD 20) is charged and together with the training fees are payable to:
Account Name: Industrial Electronics Unit (UoN),
Bank: Barclays Bank Westlands Branch,
Acc. No. 073-1264775.
Duly completed forms and bank deposit slip should be returned to the Department of Physics or can also be scanned and emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org on or before 3rd April 2017.