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Centre for Renewable Energy Short Courses





DATES: 8th – 12th April 2019

Professional Short Courses in Solar PV Training

We are currently running two short-course programmes on Solar PV:

  • T1/T2 Solar PV Professional in Short Course

The training prepares one for Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) Solar PV T1/T2 Technician Licensing. The training covers (but not limited to):

  • Solar technology and applications
  • Introduction to Solar PV sizing (excel)
  • Electricity Basics: Mobile Training kit (Introduction to Hands -on training)
  • Load designing, Energy Efficiency, Excel sheet
  • Solar Resources and Orientation
  • System Components (PV modules)
  • System Components (Batteries)
  • System Components (Controllers & Inverters)
  • Site Survey and Shading Assessment
  • Trouble shooting, O&M, Commissioning
  • Safety Basics

Target Groups: The training is ideal for groups or individuals from government, public or private institutions, electrical installation technicians, teachers, technical institute tutors, NGO’s outreach personnel & solar PV retailers.

  • T3 Grid Tie Solar PV Training

The training prepares one for Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) Solar PV T3 Technician Licensing. The training covers (but not limited to):

  • DC basics and introduction to PV modules
  • Maximum Power Point Tracking
  • Practical session on stand-alone PV systems
  • Stand-alone Vs. Grid tie system
  • AC basics
  • Grid tie inverters
  • Introduction to Sunny Design
  • Project design: Grid tie system I, II, and III
  • Tools and measuring instruments
  • Practical examples of systems

Target Groups: The training targets PV engineers, Project Managers, Solar EPC Contractors, Solar Industry professionals, PV system designers or anyone else involved with designing/ implementing grid connected PV systems.

Cost and Duration

The T1/2 and T3 Grid Tie courses duration is one week from 8th – 12th April 2019. The cost for the training is KShs. 45,000/- per person for Kenyans or USD 500 for foreigners which covers training materials, lunch and teas. Participants are expected to arrange for their own accommodation near the training venue or it can be arranged on request.

 How to Apply 

  • Application forms are available online http:// or at the Centre for Renewable Energy.
  • A non-refundable application fee of KShs. 1000/- (or USD 20) is charged and together with the training fees.
    Our Fees Collection Accounts are:-

                   Kenya Commercial Bank:           Account No.  1137145064            (Machakos Branch)

                   National Bank of Kenya:              Account No.  01020078499400   (Machakos Branch)

                   Standard Chartered Bank                 Account No. 0152017845602      (Machakos Branch)

  • Duly completed forms and bank deposit slip should be returned to the Centre for Renewable Energy or can also be scanned and emailed to on or before 1st April 2019.


Contact Director,

Centre for Renewable energy, Machakos University,

Tel +254 725037264,


website: http://


Training coordinator on telephone +254 725037264 or +254 712593997.

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