SHORT COURSES ON SOLAR PHOTOVOLTAICS INSTALLATION AND MAINTENANCE

Download T1,T2 Application Form

The Department of Physics in conjunction with Solar Energy Research Group invites applications for training in solar photovoltaic design, Sizing, installation, maintenance and commissioning which  takes place at  the  Department of Physics, Chiromo Campus, University of Nairobi. The regular trainings are usually scheduled for April/May and August/September every year

Solar practicals

The Department of Physics in conjunction with Solar Energy Research Group invites applications for training in solar photovoltaic design, Sizing, installation, maintenance and commissioning for the April/May series which will  take place at  the  Department of Physics, Chiromo Campus, University of Nairobi from 27th April 2020-7th May 2020. The regular trainings are usually scheduled for April/May and August/September every year but when we get a critical number of people expressing interest, a special training session can always be scheduled. Therefore we encourage continous application.The main categories covererd are T1 & T2 and T3 and the details are as below:

T1, T2 -BASIC SOLAR PV

This traininng is for those who have never had any solar PV training or not sure of the quality of the training they went through. It also meant for those who want to do refresher training.  It is the most basic solar PV training and is highly recommended before one is trained in the next category. The training will cover: • Basics of solar PV electricity, • Solar PV components (panels, batteries, charge controllers, inverters), • Solar PV appliances (lights, refrigerators, tv, radio, water pumping), •   Site survey and solar system sizing, • Installation and maintenance, PV system status• Entrepreneurship in Solar PV applications

 T 3 , ADVANCED SOLAR PV (GRID AND HYBRID SYSTEMS) (NOT OFFERED IN APRIL /MAY 2020)

The training will cover: Categories of PV systems: Grid connected, Hybrid systems. System design as per IEC 62548 standards. • PV plant performance. • PV array & Inverter matching • System protection and safety • DC and AC cable design • Site assessment & planning for commercial rooftop & MW scale PV power projects • Array layout design preparation • Loss,   Energy Yield & Performance Ratio estimation, Financial Analysis & Project Bankability, • Solar PV Design for Commercial rooftop and MW PV plants using Design Software , System monitoring and evaluation

TARGET GROUP

T1, T2 Course: 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  &  solar  pv retailers.

T3-Advanced Design Course: The training targets PV engineers, Eelectrical engineers, Project Managers, Solar EPC Contractors, Solar Industr y professionals, PV system designers or anyone else involved with designing/ implementing grid connected PV systems.

COST AND PAYMENTS

T1, T2 Course:  Cost: KShs.45,000/- per person for Kenyans or USD 550 for non-Kenyans

T3-Advanced Design Course: Cost: KShs.50, 000/- per person for Kenyans or USD 600 for non- Kenyans. The cost covers tuition, training materials, lunch and teas and Participants are expected to arrange for their own accommodation near the training venue as well as health cover.

HOW TO APPLY: Application forms can be downloaded from  http://physics.uonbi.ac.ke/ . Filled and send to the emails below  or can be dropped at the Department of Physics in chiromo, Falculty of Science Building 2nd floor. Alternatively, one can apply online at https://forms.gle/WdzumSvbh7S9YuEj7. Anon-refundable application fee of KShs. 1000/- (or USD 20) is charged and together with the training fees are payable to Industrial Electronics Unit (UoN), 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 physics@uonbi.ac.ke  and copied to swaita@uonbi.ac.ke .

 

ENQUIRIES: Contact Chairman, Department of Physics, Chiromo Campus, Tel 020-4914119, email: physics@uonbi.ac.ke, Training coordinator on telephone +254722838140 or 0738246604 Email:swaita@uonbi.ac.ke