SHORT PROFESSIONAL COURSE IN SOLAR PV SYSTEMS DESIGN, SIZING, INSTALLATION & MAINTENANCE

The Department of Physics in conjunction with Solar Energy Research Group invites applications for T1 &T2  training  in solar photovoltaic design, installation, maintenance and commissioning scheduled for February, 2023.

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The Department of Physics in conjunction with Solar Energy Research Group invites applications for T1 &T2  training  in solar photovoltaic design, installation, maintenance and commissioning scheduled for February, 2023.

QUALIFICATIONS

At least a High School certificate. Extra professional or academic certificates and or field experience are not compulsory for admission.

 SCOPE

The training will cover among others:

• Basics of solar PV electricity,

• Solar PV components (panels, batteries, charge controllers, inverters),

• Solar PV appliances (lights, refrigerators, tv, radio), solar water pumping,

• Site survey and solar system sizing,

• Installation and maintenance,

Solar PV applications, Introduction to solar system sizing softwares.

TRAINING

The training will be *physical at the Department of Physics, Chiromo Campus, University of Nairobi. Care will be taken to observe covid 19 protocols.

(*Special arragements will be made for those who may not be able to have the training physically)

TARGET GROUPS

The training is ideal for groups or individuals from government, public or private institutions, electricians,   technicians, teachers,  technical institute tutors, NGO’s  outreach  personnel  &  solar PV retailers  and others.

DURATION AND COST

The training will run from 6th February, 2023 to 17th February, 2023 full time, 8 am-5 pm. The Cost is KShs.45,000/- per person for Kenyans or USD 550 for non-Kenyans. Participants are expected to arrange for their own accommodation near the training venue as well as health cover during the practical period.

HOW TO APPLY:

Application forms are available online a http://physics.uonbi.ac.ke/.  Anon-refundable application fee of KShs. 1000/- (or USD20 for non Kenyans) is charged and together with the training fees are payable to: UNES Consultancy Account, Absa Bank of Kenya, Westlands Branch Acc.No. 073-2252452, SWIFT/BIC code: BARCKENX (if they ask for your student registration  number, tell them you are not a regular student, rather  you are paying for some special training).

Duly completed application forms, academic& professional certificates and bank deposit slip should be returned to the Department of Physics or can also be scanned and emailed tosolaracademy2012@gmail.com on or before 27th January, 2023.Due to the limited number of training opportunities,invitation shall be based on first come first served basis.

For further Enquiries: Contact Chairman, Department of Physics, Chiromo Campus, Tel

020-4914119, email: physics@uonbi.ac.ke, or The training coordinator on telephone

+254722838140, Email:  swaita@uonbi.ac.ke or solaracademy2012@gmail.com

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