Solar Photovoltaic (PV) System Know-how

Course Date:
06 Jun 2019

Registration Period:
01 May to 29 May 2019

Duration:
8 hours / 1 day

Time:
8:30am to 5:30pm

Mode of Training:
Practical

Venue:
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

Course Fees payable:

Singapore Citizens aged below 40 and Singapore PRsSingapore CitizensOthers
Non-SME sponsored1Sponsored by SME2Aged 40 and above3Aged 35 and above, and earn ≤ $2,000 per month
$112.35
(incl. GST)
$42.35
(incl. GST)
$42.35
(incl. GST)
$24.85
(incl. GST)
$374.50
(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 here
2 Under the SkillsFuture Mid-career Enhanced Subsidy. For more information, visit the SkillsFuture website here.
3 Under the Workfare Training Support (WTS) scheme. For more information on the scheme, click here.


Funding Incentives

1. SkillsFuture (SF) Series

Singaporeans and Singapore PRs are eligible for 70% course fee funding for registration with effect from 28 October 2017. This funding is applicable to both individual and company-sponsored participants. Participants are required to achieve at least 75% attendance and/or sit and pass any prescribed examinations/assessments or submit any course/project work (if any) under the course requirement.

Singaporeans aged 40 years and above will enjoy a 90% subsidy of course fee.

Funding Validity Period: Till 31 Dec 2020

2. SkillsFuture Credit** (SFC)

With effect from January 2016, Singaporeans aged 25 years and above who received their SkillsFuture Credit account activation letter will be eligible for an initial credit of $500 which can be used to pay for course fees for a range of eligible skills-related courses. The credits can be used on top of existing course fee subsidies/funding.

This is only applicable for self-sponsored applicants. Application via SkillsFuture Portal can only be made starting from 60 days before the course commencement date.

3. Union Training Assistance Programme (UTAP)

UTAP is a training benefit for NTUC members to defray their cost of training. This benefit is to encourage more NTUC members to go for skills upgrading.
NTUC members enjoy 50% *unfunded course fee support for up to $250 each year when you sign up for courses supported under UTAP.
*Terms and conditions apply. Participants must be paid-up NTUC Members with no arrears in membership fees before course commencement and throughout the whole course duration.
*Unfunded course fee refers to the balance course fee payable after applicable government subsidy. This excludes GST, registration fees, misc. fees etc.


Withdrawal and Deferment
Withdrawal and deferment notice must be made in writing to the Professional & Adult Continuing Education (PACE) Academy, Singapore Polytechnic via email accordingly:

Online Courses - elearning@sp.edu.sg
All other Courses - pace@sp.edu.sg
For withdrawal cases, the portion of course fee to be refunded is based on the date of notice as follows:

Classroom
  • 2 weeks before the commencement of the course - Full refund
  • Less than 2 weeks before commencement of the course - 70% refund
  • On or after date of commencement - No refund
E-Learning
  • There will be no refund or transfer of course once the account has been created.
The Singapore Polytechnic reserves the right to cancel or postpone any of the courses. Applicants will be duly notified and where applicable, the full fees will be refunded.

The Singapore Polytechnic also reserves the right to amend the fees charged or the period and duration of the courses.

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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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 www.pace.sp.edu.sg
Course fees can be paid by the following payment modes:

Credit Cards, Internet Banking, NETS (Not Applicable for company sponsored)
a) 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
Blk T1A, Level 1
Mon-Fri: 8:30am to 7:30pm

Cheques
c) Please make cheques payable to “Singapore Polytechnic”. Please cross the cheque and write the Registration Reference ID, Applicant Name and NRIC/FIN number on the back of the cheque. Mail the cheque to:

Singapore Polytechnic
PACE Academy
500 Dover Road
Blk T1A, Level 1
Singapore 139651
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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