Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Technology

Short Course / 2 days

Course Information
Learning Outcomes
Course Schedule
Lesson Plan
Trainer Profile
Entry Requirements
Course Fees

Course Information

Acquire knowledge on the fundamentals of solar photovoltaic (PV) technology and design and installation of standalone and grid-connected PV systems.

Learning Outcomes

What you will learn about the key fundamentals of the solar photovoltaic (PV) technology from this course, including the ability to apply the knowledge to the design and installation of stand-alone and grid-connected PV systems inclusive of design criteria for lightning protection for a PV system.


Application Date: TBA

Course Date: TBA

Course Timing: TBA

Ngee Ann Polytechnic reserves the right to reschedule / cancel any programme, modify the fees and amend information without prior notice.

Lesson Plan

This course consists of 7 modules:

Solar Radiation, Solar Cells and Solar Module
  • Solar Radiation (air mass, energy density, sun radiation in Singapore)
  • Types of solar cells
  • Standard Test Condition (STC) & IV curve of solar cell
  • Electrical characteristics of a solar cell
  • Module configuration ( series-parallel of solar cells in a module, effect of shading, hot spot
    heating and use of bypass diode)
  • Module mechanical and electrical structure consideration
Design of Standalone System
  • PV modules
  • Selection of batteries
  • Use of charge controller
  • Choice of inverters
  • Sizing of DC cables
  • Stand-alone system sizing and design
Design of Grid-Connected System
  • Grid-connected system types and advantages
  • System sizing and economics
  • Obtaining interconnection agreement
  • Net metering
  • Sizing of grid-connected system
Design of Lightning Protection System
  • Lightning protection & surge protection
  • Earthing of grid-connected PV system
Local Code Of Practice And Requirements on PV Systems
  • Safety standards and requirements
  • System performance & design parameters
PV Related Power Quality Issues
  • PQ standards & measurements
  • Case studies
Demonstration and Site Measurements of Grid Connected PV System
  • Site: Ngee Ann Solar Technology Centre

Trainer's Profile

Choi Mong Ping

Mong Ping graduated from the University of Edinburgh with a BSc in Electrical & Electronics Engineering. She also holds a MEng degree in Solar Photovoltaics and Power Operation from University of New South Wales, Australia. She has years of experience in the supervision of final year students in energy conservation and renewable energy projects. She is the module leader of Photovoltaic Technology in the School of Engineering and also teaches Circuit Analysis.


A Certificate of Performance will be awarded to participants who achieve at least 75% attendance and pass assessments.

A Certificate of Participation will be awarded to participants who meet the 75% attendance requirement but did not pass all required assessment(s).

Entry Requirements

Applicants with any of the following qualifications are invited to apply for the course:

This course is suitable for Mechanical and Electrical technicians, assistant engineers and engineers who are interested to acquire the knowledge of photovoltaic technology and learn how to design PV systems.

Course Fees

For Singaporeans and Permanent Residents who qualified for Enhanced Training Support for SMEs, enter SME in the promo code during course application.
Course fee is payable upon acceptance. It is inclusive of 7% GST and subject to review.

SkillsFuture Credit Funding available. Terms & Conditions Apply.

Applicants / Eligibility Fees
Singapore Citizens (SC) & Permanent Residents (PR)$128.40
Enhanced Training Support for SME Scheme (SC & PR)$48.40
SkillsFuture Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy For Singaporeans$48.40
Full Course Fee$428.00