Solar Photovoltaic (PV) System Know-how

Course Date:
08 Oct 2019

Registration Period:
17 Aug to 30 Sept 2019

8 hours / 1 day

8:30am to 5:30pm

Mode of Training:

Singapore Polytechnic, Blk T822

Course Introduction

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 Objectives

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

Suitable For

Electricians, Technical Workers dealing with Electrical and Electronics

Minimum Entry Requirements / Assumed Skills and Knowledge

ITE or above with basic electrical knowledge

Award / Certification / Accreditation

• Certificate of Attendance (electronic Certificate will be issued)

Course Fees payable:

Singapore Citizens aged below 40 and Singapore PRs Singapore Citizens Others
Non-SME sponsored 1Sponsored by SME 2Aged 40 and above
(incl. GST)
(incl. GST)
(incl. GST)
(incl. GST)

Singaporeans aged 25 years and above may use **SkillsFuture Credit balance to offset respective course fees.
1 Under the Enhanced Training Support for Small & Medium Enterprises (SMEs) Scheme. For more information, click herePlease submit the attached “Declaration Form for Enhanced Training Support Scheme for SME” together with your online application.
2 Under the SkillsFuture Mid-career Enhanced Subsidy. For more information, visit the SkillsFuture website here.

Funding Incentives

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Eligible for SkillsFuture Credit

Terms and Conditions

* Registration may be closed once seats are filled up

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
PACE Academy

c) Cheques
Please make cheques payable to “Singapore Polytechnic”. Do cross the cheque and write the Registration Reference ID, Applicant Name and NRIC/FIN number at the back of the cheque. When you have completed required details, you may mail the cheque here

Please note that an administrative charge of $15 will be imposed for any returned cheques from the bank or financial institution.

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

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