The Strathmore Energy Research Centre (SERC) is an institution that was established in July 2012, with the aim of carrying out high quality research and technical training as well as consultancy services in the energy sector in Kenya.
The institution effectively offers its services to the government, private sector and the general public.
SERC is accredited by the National Industrial Training Authority (NITA) and recognized by the Energy Regulatory commission to offer Training, consultancy and international Standard Laboratory testing services on Solar PV components.
The energy field in Kenya suffers a deficiency of skilled personnel qualified to design, install and effectively maintain modern energy systems. SERC is bridging this gap by providing solar technician and energy efficiency training courses. To date, more than 300 engineers have been trained from training sessions that have been organized at our solar training laboratory.
The activity is also linked to the ongoing solar installations in Laisamis, Mt. Kulal, Illaut and Ngurunit, and an expected need for qualified and certified solar technicians in the project area that can troubleshoot and repair systems in case of any failure.