This course aims to provide participants with a comprehensive technical knowledge on hybrid PV systems. PV hybrid power systems play an essential role in rural electrification and as power backups. SERC labs provide a 14kWp PV/genset demonstrational hybrid system that can be operated in battery storage or fuel saver configuration. The theoretical part includes a comprehensive discussion of all major renewables and conventional energy sources. Participants will learn all planning steps by designing and calculating their own PV hybrid systems. After positive completion, the trainees can apply for a T3 license from the Energy and Petroleum Regulatory Authority (EPRA) to become certified SPVT technicians.
-Diploma in electrical or electronics and intermediate Solar training and advanced Solar training
-4 years of verifiable Solar installation experience
-Higher national diploma and 2 years of verifiable Solar installation experience
-BSc electrical engineering or relevant degree and 2 years of verifiable Solar installation experience
-T3 (Grid Tie) certificates from a recognized institution.
-Good command of MS Word, MS Excel an internet browsing
The course is open to but not limited to energy system designers, engineers, installers, project developers, vocational instructors, vendors, Operation and Maintenance technicians, and Solar companies.
Five days of full-time lecturer- student contact and 15 days eLearning (eLearning services available after payment for the course).
KES 70,000 per participant
A 20% Alumni discount applies