Physics department trains engineers on photovoltaic technologies

Date and time: 
Thu, 2015-11-05 13:12

Prof. Aduda (Middle row, Fifth) and Prof. Mwambora (Middle row, Fourth left) pose for a group photo with Solar Academy students

The country is making tremendous steps in photovoltaic technologies to supplement the growing needs of green energy for household and businesses. In response to the growing needs and the demands of eco-friendly energy supply, more qualified and trained personnel in the photovoltaic technologies are important to enable the country self-sufficient in green energy as well as mitigate the global challenge of climate change. During the opening remarks for solar academy training, Prof. Aduda, the Principal, College of Biological and Physical Sciences emphasized that the country is need of more competent engineers to assist the country electrify rural areas. Under the government-sponsored program, “Rural Electrification” engineers will be useful by offering competent services such as installation, testing, maintaining besides offering professional advice to users of the technology.  

 

Having begun in 1998, the Solar Academy has consistently offered the program to enable government increase human resource capacity in the area of photovoltaic technologies. The training has been largely successful in imparting required knowledge confirming the role of the University in human resource development in the country and the region.

The training which took two weeks (October 27 - November 5th, 2015) attracted more than 15 trainees. After successful completion of the training, the trainees were awarded certificates. 

Prof. Aduda awarding a certificate to one of the trainee during the closing ceremony

The topics covered during the training included PV system installation and Commissioning, system maintenance, entrepreneurship and solar energy 

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Tue, 2016-11-08 13:12

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