Thursday, November 21, 2019

The Solar Water Heating (SWH) and Solar Photovoltaics (PV) Systems Regulations gazetted by the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) in 2012 require that technicians and contractors designing and installing solar PV and solar water heating systems be licensed by ERC. To be licensed, technicians and contractors should have undertaken the relevant training. Additionally, vendors and manufacturers need to employ licensed technicians in order to be licensed them- selves.

The Ministry of Environment and Forestry with support from the USAID/UNDP funded Low Emission and Climate Resilient Development (LECRD) Project supported capacity development of Technical Vocational Education and Training Institutions (TVETs) to offer training on design, installation, repair and maintenance of solar photovoltaic and solar water heating systems. These efforts were done in collaboration with the Institute of Energy and Environmental Technology (IEET), Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT). Ten (10) TVETs were supported in SPV and SWH training of trainers (ToT) and provision of training equipment. The Project also facilitated the development of a National Solar Water Heating Training Manual.

Solar PV and SWH short training courses are now being offered on a regular basis at the ten TVETs listed in Table 1.2. The training courses target applicants with the following minimum qualifications….Read more

SWH and SPV short course application form….Download Here

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