EAC Regional Training Course on Standalone Solar PV Systems Design and Installation, Nairobi, Kenya

Event Date: 
Monday, September 16, 2019 to Friday, September 27, 2019

The East African Centre of Excellence for Renewable Energy and Efficiency (EACREEE) in collaboration with the International Solar Alliance (ISA), National Solar Energy Institute (INES) of France and Kenyatta University and support from the United Nations Industrial Development Organization, the Austrian Development Agency and the Government of France is organizing EAC Regional Training Course on Course on Standalone Solar PV Systems Design and Installation scheduled to take place in Nairobi, Kenya 16-27 September 2019.


The purpose of the training course is to provide comprehensive and up-to-date, theoretical and practical knowledge on Standalone Solar Power Systems Design and Installation. 

Course Content

The training course consists of lectures and practical session on design and installation and Maintenance of solar PV Systems. The course will cover a variety of topics, including overview of solar PV technology, introduction to basic electricity, system design requirements and technical specifications, load estimation, battery storage, software systems and operation and maintenance.

Download from here full Concept Note and Agenda.

Participants Qualification and Preparation

Participants should be qualified technician or engineer by basic training and should be involved in designing/ implementing solar PV systems.

As the training course will be conducted in English, participants should have sufficient proficiency to follow lectures and express themselves in this language without difficulty.

Application Procedure

Applicants should complete the standard EACREEE application form for training courses and submit by E-Mail to info@eacreee.org not later than 9th August 2019.  The applications must be endorsed by the employer. Nominations received after that date will not be considered.

Financial Arrangements:

There will be no tuition fees charged. However, the costs of travel and accommodation during the training course will be covered by each participant or their employers. The organizers will provide course materials, modest lunch and coffee breaks during the course.

Liabilities of Damages

The organizers of the course do not accept liability for the payment of any cost or compensation that may arise from damage to or loss of personal property, or from illness, injury, disability or death of a participant while he/she is traveling to and from the course, and it is clearly understood that each participants (or sponsor), undertakes responsibility for such coverage. The participants would be well advised to take out insurance against these risks.

Contact Persons

Mr. Michael Kiza

Programme Management Expert

East African Centre of Excellence for Renewable Energy and Efficiency (EACREEE)

E-Mail: m.kiza@eacreee.org.


Mr Fred Ishugah,

Sustainable Energy Expert,

East African Centre of Excellence for Renewable Energy and Efficiency (EACREEE)

E-Mail: f.ishugah@eacreee.org;


Eng. Elias Onyango Ako

Chairman, Department of Energy Technology

Kenyatta University

E-Mail: ako.elias@ku.ac.ke