SERC is accredited by the National Industrial Training Authority (NITA) to offer training for renewable energy professions. The trained participants are examined and licensed as qualified technicians by the Energy and Petroleum Regulatory Authority (EPRA). 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 practical oriented, hands-on training courses. To date, more than three thousand technicians have been trained in our programmes at SERC and at cooperating institutes in East and West Africa.

 

This course is the entry point to become a licensed Solar technician or Solar products vendor. The course aims to equip the participants with comprehensive know-how for photovoltaics, hands-on training with technical components, designing optimized PV stand-alone systems and apply for a T2 license from the Energy and Petroleum Regulatory Authority (EPRA)

 

Requirements

-KCPE, electrical government trade test 2 and basic Solar training KCSE

-Certificate in electrical or electronic and intermediate Solar training or KCSE

-Diploma in electrical or electronic and intermediate Solar training

-Bsc electrical engineering or relevant degree or higher national diploma

-Good command of MS Word, MS Excel and internet browsing

 

 

Target Group

The course is open but not limited to energy system designers, engineers, installers, project developers, vocational instructors, vendors, O&M technicians, and solar companies.

 

Course Duration

Five days of full-time lecturer- student contact intensive training and 15 days eLearning support (eLearning services available after payment for the course).

 

Tuition Fees

KES 50,000 per participant.

T1, T2 Registration Form

This course offers comprehensive, technical knowledge for grid tied systems. It provides both classroom taught lectures and hands-on training at our 15kWp PV unit. The practical on-site training on Strathmore’s proprietary 600KWp grid parallel PV system, which is the first one in Kenya with a power purchase agreement (PPA.) Participants will learn the technical planning, design and cost calculations for larger PV systems, installation and safety regulations. After completion, trainees can apply for a T3 license from the Energy and Petroleum Regulatory Authority (EPRA).

 

Requirements

-Diploma in Electrical or electronics

-Intermediate Solar Training and advanced solar training

-4 years of verifiable solar installations experience

Or

-Higher national diploma and 2 years of verifiable Solar installation experience.

-BSc in electrical engineering or relevant degree; and 2 years of verifiable solar installation experience

 

Target Group

Energy system operators, electrical engineers, project developers, vocational instructors, Solar PV vendors, and O&M technicians.

 

Course Duration

Five days of full-time lecturer- student contact intensive training and 15 days eLearning support (eLearning services available after payment for the course).

 

Tuition Fees

KES 60,000 per participant.

T3 Grid Tie Registration Form

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.

 

Requirements

-Diploma in electrical or electronics and intermediate Solar training and advanced Solar training

-4 years of verifiable Solar installation experience

Or

-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

 

Target Group

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.

 

Course Duration

Five days of full-time lecturer- student contact and 15 days eLearning (eLearning services available after payment for the course).

 

Tuition Fees

KES 70,000 per participant

A 20% Alumni discount applies

T3 Hybrid Registration Form

Solar powered water pumping represents a major achievement for modern water distribution. SERC provides the latest technical equipment and pump controllers, smart remote management and data monitoring. The training will be held at SERC with an installed surface and a submerged water pumping unit. It will involve practical exercises in stand-alone and hybrid (grid or genset backup) configuration to learn the most important operational parameters. Proprietary manufacturer software will be used to design and calculate PV powered pumping and irrigation systems. Participants will receive a completion certificate from SERC after the training.

 

Requirements

Any professional with a technical /engineering background and holding positions such as;

-Maintenance engineers

-Field engineers from the humanitarian or development sector

-Product managers

-Technical staff

-Independent consultants

 

Course Duration

Five days of full-time lecturer- student contact intensive training and 15 days eLearning support (eLearning services available after payment for the course).

 

Tuition Fees

KES 50,000 per participant

Solar Water Pumping Registration Form

In Kenya, energy and labour at processing factories account for 55% of the cost of tea production. Firewood is one of the biggest costs with the average tea factory using 20,000 cubic meters of firewood annually, which equates to about 60,000 trees. The majority of processing factories are equipped with old equipment (lighting, furnaces, boilers etc.) and don’t have good energy management policies in place, which means they don’t operate efficiently. This course examines the huge potential to reduce energy consumption, CO2 emissions and operational costs.

 

Course Objective

  • Understanding the requirements of the Energy Management Regulations 2012 and the role of energy committees.
  • Causalities between energy use, global warming and climate change
  • Productive and cost effective use of thermal and electric energy sources by their respective tea factories based on tea factory operators training manual
  • Energy consumption monitoring, cost accounting and benchmarking
  • To carry out walk through audits including elements of general energy audits
  • Tree nurseries and nurturing plants to maturity

 

Target Group
The course is open to engineers from industry, maintenance staff and factory technicians

 

Course Delivery
A mixed learning method approach is employed. The main method is through content projection with participants being taken through the contents of the different presentation slides, class demonstrations and skits, flip charts and video playback.

On the last day of the training, the participants take part in a walk-through audit of the host tea factory. The trainees then report their audit findings in a plenary session and any recommendations that the factory can implement so as to address areas where energy is wasted or inappropriately used.

 

Tuition Fee

 KES 45,000per participant

CONTACT: cemtraining@strathmore.edu

Solar Cooling Registration Form

Energy Management has continued to be a major topic in Kenya. Industrial, commercial and institutional facilities can substantially reduce their energy costs through reduction and control of their energy usage. The training is aimed at giving the participants a broad view on the impact of energy efficiency on the environment and business performance of their facilities. Participants will also learn about the available opportunities in their facilities and practical ways of tapping into those opportunities. Also of importance is how to ensure that gains made after implementation of energy conservation measures are sustained. The participants will understand the requirements of all industries consuming more than 180,000kWh of energy per annum as per the Energy Management Regulations of 2012. Evidently, there is need to ensure further compliance through training in energy management to support implementation of energy management measures.

 

Key focus areas

  • Compliance areas related to government regulations in industrial energy consumption
  • Role of facility management and personnel in energy management
  • Energy conservation opportunities available to industries, indicative implementation costs and typical energy and cost savings
  • Continuous improvement strategies in energy management
  • Comparison and benchmarking of the factory and other similar factories, local and international

 

Target Group

This program is designed for mid to senior level management who are interested in energy matters within their organizations. Participants will tour the 600kWp Solar PV plant at Strathmore University and undertake a mock audit of the university’s cafeteria.

 

Course Duration

The training will be delivered in 3 days that will incorporate plenary sessions, group discussions and presentation of case studies from individual facilities.

 

Tuition fees

KES 50,000 per participant.

Energy Management Registration Form

Solar Cooling Training solar powered cooling provides safe and reliable storage of agricultural goods and food products for remote rural areas with no access to the national electric grid. Our mobile exercise kits and our 2kWp solar powered cold room offers professional training with practical, hands-on course lectures. The participants will learn how to size, install, and maintain solar powered cold rooms and refrigeration units and how to efficiently operate them with system monitoring and data logging.

Requirements

  • Technical or engineering background
  • Basic Photovoltaic knowledge (T1/T2) recommended

Target Group

This course is open but not limited to maintenance engineers, field engineers from the humanitarian or development sector, product managers, technical staff, and Independent consultants.

Course Duration

  • Three days full time lectures.
  • Ten days of e-learning support upon payment of the course.

Tuition Fee  

KES30,000 per participant.

Solar Cooling Registration Form