Solar Fundamentals

Next Course Date: 22 October 2021

Course Summary

Solar Fundamentals is a 1 day workshop to understanding the basics of a solar system. Through this session learners shall be exposed to the different components that make up a working solar system covering solar cells, arrays and solar inverters.

We will discuss the economics of a solar system, comparing different ownership models while keeping an eye on the reliability and challenges to maintaining a solar system..

Course Objective

At the end of the programme, participants will:

  • Gain an understanding of the basics of a solar system
  • Appreciate the different working components of a solar system
  • Make better decisions when choosing a solar system
  • Better estimate the requirements of owning or leasing a solar system

Target Audience

  • Licensed Electric Workers
  • Certified Energy Managers
  • Facility Managers
  • Engineers
  • Business owners and directors
  • Anyone who is keen to enter the renewable energy industry

Rates (inclusive of GST)

Standard: S$385

SEAS Member: S$319 

SCEM: S$352


All participants will receive a Certificate of Attendance from SEAS upon completion.

SCEM Participants will be awarded with 7 PDU Points

WSQ Perform Design and Installation of PV Systems and WSQ Perform Maintenance of PV Systems

(SSG Training Grant Approved Course, available for Singaporean and PR)

* Terms & conditions apply

* View here for more details on the funding schemes

Next Course Dates

Theory: 06 - 09 Sept 2021

Practical: 20 - 22 Sept 2021 

Assessment: 29,30 Sept, 01 Oct 2021

Course Summary

The WSQ Solar Programs transfers knowledge both practical and theoretical to learners who wishes to pursue a career in renewable energy. Participants will pick up skills to design, install, test and commission Solar PV systems. Participants who are competent will also learn how to maintain and inspect Solar PV systems

Course Objective

• To design, install, test and commission PV systems

• To inspect and maintain PV systems

Course Outline

  • Workplace Safety & Health
  •  Electrical basics
  •  Solar Radiation
  •  Series & Parallel Circuits
  • PV Cells
  • Inverters
  • PV Mounting Systems
  • Batteries
  • System Controllers
  • Balance of System Equipment
  • Energy Efficiency
  • Site Assessment
  • System Sizing
  • System Protection
  • Cable Sizing
  • De-rating / Losses in Grid-Connected PV Systems
  • System Yield and Performance
  • System Installation
  • System Commissioning
  • Large Grid-Connected PV Systems
  • Economics of Grid-Connected Systems
  • Smart Grids

Target Audience

  • Energy Managers
  • Contractors, M&E consultants, academicsand and researchers) employed in Construction, Real Estate Management & Maintenance and Process industries, and work focusing in design, installation, test, commission, inspection and maintenance of photovoltaic systems
  • People working in the renewable sector with a passion in solar energy generation

Rates (inclusive of GST)

Standard: S$3,531

WSQ Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy (Self-Sponsored): S$561

WSQ Enhanced Training Support for SMEs (Company Sponsored): S$561

WSQ Funding for PR Individuals & Non-SMEs Company-sponsored: S$2,421

WSQ WTS Funding (Self-sponsored): S$396


All participants will receive a Certificate of Achievement from SEAS upon completion.

SCEM Participants will be awarded with 68 PDU Points