Advanced Grid Connected Solar PV Design Course from July 23 to July 28, 2018
Date and time: 
Wed, 2018-04-25 15:34
Location / Venue: 

CBPS, Physics Department

The Course:

University of Nairobi Advanced Solar PV systems design course aims to provide training on site assessment & planning, design, resource assessment & energy yield estimation methods, use of advanced simulation software, and pv projects’ economic analysis. The course will cover commercial rooftop grid tie systems and solar PV plant projects of MW scale and will involve designing using advanced 3D PV simulation software.


Download  Advance Grid Connected Application Form

Target & Qualifications

The course targets solar PV engineers, Solar Industry professionals (Engineers, banking industry, Insurance etc), system designers or anyone else involved with designing/ implementing grid connected PV systems. It is recommended that one has pre-requisite basic/intermediate knowledge of solar PV systems, components, sizing, installation and maintenance.

Areas covered

  1. Review of solar PV technology, characteristics of solar modules

  2. System design parameters

  3. Site solar resource

  4. Array-inverter Matching a

  5. System protection

  6. DC and AC cable sizing & selection

  7. Site assessment & planning for commercial rooftop and solar PV power plants

  8. Array layout design

  9. Loss estimation, Performance ratio & energy yield simulation

  10. Use of advanced 3d simulation software for project bankability, IRR,

  11. Design task exercise

  12. Site visit


Training Methodology:

The course will be delivered in lecture format using PowerPoint, sharing of case examples, design exercises, energy yield estimation exercises, design tasks exercise and practical site visit.

The capacity is limited to a maximum 15 participants and is available both full time and evening programme.

Training Materials:

  • Copies of design manual, design tasks, case studies and sample documents

  • Equipment, accessories and tools for demonstration

  • Computer terminal per participant for design exercise


On successful completion of the course students receive a certificate of attendance from the University of Nairobi. 


Course Duration and Fees:

The course duration is One Week (July 23– 28, 2018) at a cost of KShs.50,000/- (45, 000/- or USD 550 for evening program) per person for Kenyans or USD 600 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 on or before 30th June 2018.


Expiry Date: 
Sat, 2019-03-02 15:34