SOLAR ACADEMY APRIL/MAY 2020 INTAKE (Posponed to a later date)

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 which will take place at the Department of Physics, Chiromo Campus, University of Nairobi in April/May 2020.

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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 which will take place at the Department of Physics, Chiromo Campus, University of Nairobi in April/May 2020.


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, water pumping), • Site survey and solar system sizing, • Installation and maintenance, • Entrepreneurship in Solar PV applications


T1, T2 Course: The training is ideal for groups or individuals from government, public or private institutions, electrical  installation  technicians,  teachers,  technical  institute  tutors, NGOs  outreacpersonnel  &  solar  pv retailers.


The training runs from April 27-May 7th, 2020. The Cost is : KShs.45,000/- per person for Kenyans or USD 550 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.


Application forms are available online at or at the Department of Physics office. 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 application forms, academic & professional certificates and bank deposit slip should be returned to the Department of Physics or can also be scanned and emailed to: and copied to on or before 10th April, 2020. Due to the limited number of training opportunities, for each intake, invitation shall be based on first come first served  basis.

ENQUIRIES: Contact Chairman, Department of Physics, Chiromo Campus, Tel

020-4914119, email:, or The training coordinator on telephone +254722838140 or 0738246604, Email: