5th October - 4th December 2009

Alternate evening program is also available. The date of completion is 4th December 2009.


Institute of Nuclear Science & Technology,
University of Nairobi

Solar photovoltaic technologies are among the most rapidly growing renewable energy technologies in the world today. Future electricity needs can and will be supplemented with electricity production from solar energy. The course focus is on integration of Solar PV systems in the national energy supply through stand-alone and grid connected systems.


  • Solar Radiation
  • Atmospheric Attenuation of Solar Energy
  • Solar Cell Fabrication
  • Panel Assembly
  • Preparation of Semiconductor Material
  • I-V Curves
  • Laboratory experiments
  • Lead Acid Batteries
  • PV System Components
  • Sizing of Solar PV Systems
  • Installation of A Solar PV System

This course is designed for persons with interest in understanding the scientific principles behind the functioning of Solar PV systems and their integration in power supply systems in diverse applications and environments, and their emerging role in critical global and local matters such as energy security, poverty alleviation, and climate change. Technicians, technical sales personnel, entrepreneurs and opinion leaders in various professional disciplines will also find this course to be of added value to their professions.

Find out more about the course here


The cost of the course is Kshs 45,000.

All payments are to be made at the INST Director's office at the University of Nairobi (Engineering Section). Payment and Registration are currently on-going at the Institutes's offices.


James C. Wafula
P.O.Box 30197-00100
Tel: 0722 765 235
University of Nairobi website: www.uonbi.ac.ke