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Solar Photovoltaic (PV) System Know-how

Topic:Sustainability and Green Skills

Course Type:Short & Modular Courses

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  • Course Date:

    12 Oct 2023 to 12 Oct 2023
  • Registration Period:

    04 Sep 2023 to 22 Sep 2023
  • Time:

    08:30 AM to 05:30 PM,
    8 hours / 1 day
  • Mode of Training:

    Practical Training
  • Venue:

    Singapore Polytechnic
  • Funding:

    Eligible for SkillsFuture Credit

Solar energy remains the most promising renewable energy source for Singapore when it comes to electricity generation. With an average annual solar irradiance of 1,580 kWh/m2/year and about 50 percent more solar radiation than temperate countries, solar photovoltaic (PV) generation has the greatest potential for a wider deployment in Singapore.

With the rapid growth in solar power demand in Singapore, M&E engineers and technicians need to be equipped with the knowledge and technical skills of solar power system and know how to deploy the solar technologies in the country. Other professionals and non-technical people will also benefit from knowing the solar technology and its applications.

This 1-day course is proposed to provide engineers and technicians working in the electrical power industry as well as non-technical people with necessary knowledge and technical skills for design, installation and maintenance of a solar PV system.

This course is aligned with the Technical Skill Competency (TSC) of the Singapore Skills Framework of the electrical sector for the roles of electrical technicians, assistant engineer or engineers to design, install, testing and commissioning solar PV systems. The course also helps non-technical people to learn know-how of solar system.

Course Objective

In this 1-day course, the participant will learn the principles of using solar panel to produce electricity, understanding two common types of solar PV systems in use, selection of the main components of a solar system (solar panels, inverters, charge controller & battery), design and connection of a solar system. The course is hands-on based and conducted in the laboratory and site.

Course Outline

1.Introduction of solar energy
• Understand how much solar energy available in Singapore
• Variation of solar energy in a year
• Selection of site for solar PV system

2.Understand the principles of main components of a solar system by experiment
• How solar cell and panel convert sunlight to electricity
• How to connect and test the solar panels
• How does an inverter work
• The battery and its function in a solar power system

3.Size and selection of system components
• Size and selection of solar panels
• Size and selection of inverter
• Size and selection of battery

Minimum Requirements

ITE or above with basic electrical knowledge

Certification / Accreditation

• Certificate of Attendance (electronic Certificate will be issued)
A Certificate of Attendance will be awarded to participants who meet at least 75% attendance rate

Suitable for

Electricians, Technical Workers dealing with Electrical and Electronics

Course Fees

Full Fees (before GST): $350.00

Applicants/Eligibility SkillsFuture Funding GST* Subsidised Fee (after GST)
Singapore Citizens aged 40 and above¹ $315.00 $8.40 $43.40
Singapore Citizens aged below 40 $245.00 $8.40 $113.40
Singapore Permanent Residents and LTVP+ Holders $245.00 $8.40 $113.40
SME-sponsored Singapore Citizens, Permanent Residents and LTVP+ Holders² $315.00 $8.40 $433.40
Others (Full fees payable) $0.00 $28.00 $378.00

*As announced at Budget 2022, there will be no increase in government fees and charges for Singaporeans from 1 Jan 2023 to 31 Dec 2023. Also, as per SSG’s policy, the GST payable for all funding-eligible applicants is calculated based on prevailing GST rate after baseline funding subsidy of 70%

Singaporeans aged 25 years and above may use **SkillsFuture Credit balance to offset respective course fees.

1 Under the SkillsFuture Mid-career Enhanced Subsidy. For more information, visit the SkillsFuture website here
2 Under the Enhanced Training Support for Small & Medium Enterprises (SMEs) Scheme. For more information of the scheme, click here. To view SP’s list of similar funded courses, click here. Please submit the attached “Declaration Form for Enhanced Training Support Scheme for SME” together with your online application.

Funding Incentives

Please click here for more information on funding incentives.

Application Procedure

1. All applications must be made via Online Registration at
Course fees can be paid by the following payment modes:

a) Credit Cards, Internet Banking, NETS (Not Applicable for company sponsored)
For e-payment using Visa/Master cards and Internet Banking, please click on the ‘Make e-Payment’ button on the acknowledgement page to proceed.

b) For NETS payment, you can pay at:
Singapore Polytechnic
One-Stop Service Centre

c) For payment via PayNow, please enter the UEN No. T08GB0056ACET and indicate the invoice/registration number. 

*With effect from 1 August 2021, cheque payment will not be available.

2. All successful applicants will be notified with a letter of confirmation via email.

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