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• The objectives of these Laboratory Facilities are:
(i) to allow students to develop the knowledge and skills required to
plan and prepare for, installing (including testing and
commissioning) and handover of solar photovoltaic systems. The
Laboratory focuses upon grid connected and hybrid PV systems
that are within the scope of the Electrical/Electronics Engineering
Department with an electrical output of up to 3 kilowatt peak
(kWp) connected to both single and three–phase installations.
(ii) to provide a facility where electrical engineering practitioners
can have access to solar PV systems and be trained on the
(iii) to provide trainings and seminars for engineers, distribution
utilities, and the general public on the installation of these PV
Students, Engineers and other individuals can:
• Identify and describe the requirements to
install, test, commission and handover of Solar
Photovoltaic Systems
• Install, test, commission and handover Solar
Photovoltaic Systems
• Acquire sufficient skills to Install, test,
commission and handover Solar Photovoltaic

• Identify the health and safety risks and safe systems of work associated with solar
photovoltaic system installation work
• Identify the requirements of the relevant regulations/ standards relating to practical
installation, testing and commissioning activities for solar photovoltaic system installation
• Describe the fundamental differences between a.c and d.c circuits within solar photovoltaic
• Identify the purpose of solar photovoltaic system component
• Describe the types, silicon characteristics and typical conversion efficiencies of solar
photovoltaic modules
• Identify the fundamental design principles used to determine solar photovoltaic system
module array size and position requirements
• Identify the preparatory work required for solar photovoltaic system installation Work
• Describe the layouts and the requirements for installing solar photovoltaic module arrays
• Identify solar photovoltaic system d.c and a.c circuit installation layouts within the scope of
the relevant Engineering Recommendation for grid tied systems
• Identify solar photovoltaic system protection techniques and components
• Identify the requirements to test and commission solar photovoltaic systems
• Identify the requirements to handover solar photovoltaic systems
On-Grid PV System
• 1.5kWp and 3 kW solar panel
• 1.5 kW and 3kW grid tied inverter
• Mounting frame
• Cabling and accessories
• Data logging
• Test instruments e.g. digital clamp meters, true
RMS meters, Instruments
• Laboratory Manuals
• End-user training
• PhP3.1Million