SERC is accredited by the National Industrial Training Authority (NITA) to offer training for renewable energy professions. The trained participants are examined and licensed as qualified technicians by the Energy and Petroleum Regulatory Authority(EPRA). The energy field in Kenya suffers a deficiency of skilled personnel qualified to design, install and effectively maintain modern energy systems. SERC is bridging this gap by providing practical oriented, hands-on training courses. To date, more than a thousand technicians have been trained in our programmes at SERC and cooperating institutes in East and West Africa.
T1 and T2:
This course is the entry point to become a licensed Solar technician or Solar products vendor. Participants receive comprehensive know-how for photovoltaics, hands-on training with technical components, designing optimized PV stand-alone systems to apply for a T2 license from the Energy Regulatory Commission.
T3 Grid Tie:
Practical on-site training on Strathmore’s proprietary 600kWp grid parallel PV system which is the first one in Kenya with a power purchase agreement (PPA). Participants will learn the technical planning, design and cost calculations for larger PV systems. Positive course completion enables to apply for a T3 license at ERC.