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Solar Photovoltaic (PV) System Planning, Design and Installation (Classroom and Asynchronous learning)

Topic:Others, Sustainability and Green Skills

Course Type:Short & Modular Courses

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  • Course Date:

    15 Aug 2024 to 30 Aug 2024
  • Registration Period:

    25 Jun 2024 to 22 Jul 2024
  • Duration/Frequency:

    15 - 28 August 2024: E-learning / 29 - 30 August 2024: Practical at SP
  • Mode of Training:

    E-Learning and Practical Training
  • Venue:

    Singapore Polytechnic and Online
  • Funding:

    Eligible for SkillsFuture Credit

The course aims to train the existing workforce of PV contractors and M&E companies on PV system planning, design and installation so as to upskill them in their work.

Course Objective

This course equips participants with essential knowledge and skills in PV system planning, design and installation. Participants can apply what they have learnt through this course in PV system design including site survey for PV project, use of customers’ information, selection and procurement of right components for PV system, PV electrical circuit design, installation of PV system, testing &commissioning, and system integration with utility grid in compliance with local regulations. Moreover, Participants can also apply their knowledge and skills to maintain and operate the PV system in order to optimize the performance of PV system and reduce the system operation expenditure.

Course Outline

By the end of the course, participants will be able to: 

1. Design solar Photovoltaic (PV) systems and their integration to the power grid based on recommended technical specifications and project requirements
2. Administer energy assessments and site analysis procedures to recommend suitability of sites and optimisation methods for usable space

Topics to be covered

1. Overview of solar Photovoltaic(PV) System
2. Solar Photovoltaic(PV) Project Planning, Analyses and Development
3. Design and Installation of A Solar Photovoltaic(PV) System
4. Practical: Site Survey And Analysis of Site Conditions for Solar PV Installation
5. Practical: Installation of Solar PV System
6. Practical: Testing And Commissioning of Solar PV System
7. Practical assessment and written test

Minimum Requirements

ITE Nitec certification and/or with 1 year basic electrical experience

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

• Certificate of Completion (electronic Certificate will be issued)
A Certificate of Completion will be awarded to participants who pass the assessment and meet at least 75% attendance rate

Suitable for

Project supervisor or Manager/site assistant engineer or engineer/system design engineer/O&M assistant engineer or engineer/asset manager

Course Fees

The course fees payable above are inclusive of 9% GST rate.

Applicants/Eligibility SkillsFuture Funding GST Subsidised Fee (after GST)
Singapore Citizens aged 40 and above¹ $855.00 $25.65 $120.65
Singapore Citizens aged below 40 $665.00 $25.65 $310.65
Singapore Permanent Residents and LTVP+ Holders $665.00 $25.65 $310.65
SME-sponsored Singapore Citizens, Permanent Residents and LTVP+ Holders² $855.00 $25.65 $120.65
Others (Full fees payable) $0.00 $85.50 $1,035.50

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. For self-sponsored applicant, please click on the “Register” button to apply for the course. You will be directed to STEP portal to manage all your course activities. Please note that you will be prompted to sign in with Singpass/Student ID.
2. For company-sponsored applicant, please approach your company's Human Resource (HR) team to put in the application through the company portal using CorpPass.  You may only apply after receiving the registration link from your company's HR.
3. Your application does not guarantee acceptance into the course. Your acceptance into the course is dependent on meeting the course requirements and course vacancy.
4. All successful applicants will be notified with a letter of confirmation via email.
6. PACE Academy course schedules, including course trainer, course fees and course availability are subject to change.

7. PACE Academy reserves the right to cancel or postpone any course at short notice; & at its absolute discretion without assigning any reason for such cancellation/postponements. In the event that the applicant’s chosen course is cancelled prior to its commencement, PACE Academy will make a full refund of course fees already paid by the applicant.

8. The data provided to Singapore Polytechnic will be kept strictly confidential and will be used for the purpose of course administration. The data may be passed on to the relevant organisations that require the information related to the course.  

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