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Solar Photovoltaic (PV) System Concepts & Operation

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Programme Code
Subject Area
Engineering - Electrical & Electronic , Engineering - Construction, Built Environment
Programme Type
Short Course
Offering Institution
IVE - Engineering
Contact Hours
Programme Fee
Special Offer
Lifelong Learning Subsidy HKD$1,200.00 only
Class Code Commencement Date Class Location Medium of Instruction Apply Online Class Remarks Class Status
1923-9 2024.09.25 Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education (Kwai Chung)
Cantonese supplemented with English
Proposed Date : 25 Sep, 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 Oct 2024 (every Wed)
Time : 19:00-22:00 (3 hours x 6 lectures, totally 18 hours)
Programme Aims
Renewable energy is important for sustainable development. In order to promote the development of distributed renewable energy, Hong Kong government has launched the Feed-in Tariff (FiT) Scheme in year 2018. Any non-governmental bodies or individuals install solar photovoltaic (PV) systems at their premises and meet the specified requirements are eligible for applying the Feed-in Tariff (FiT) Scheme. This course aims to provide specific training on solar photovoltaic (PV) systems for applicants who are interested in this field.
Course Outline
1. Solar PV system Technologies
    ⦁ Solar panels (Single crystal, Poly-crystal, thin film, new technologies)
    ⦁ Solar power systems (On-Grid, Off-Grid, Batteries backup)
    ⦁ Inverters (MPPT, PWM, new technologies)
2. Solar PV installation
    ⦁ Solar panel and rack system
    ⦁ Cables and wiring
    ⦁ Electrical connection and safety
3. Solar PV Feed-In Tariff
    ⦁ How to prepare
    ⦁ How to apply
    ⦁ How to evaluate the benefit
4. Solar PV system Installation Consideration 
    ⦁ Electrical Code of Practice 
    ⦁ RE System Operation 
    ⦁ Test Report Preparation  
5. Solar PV System Optimize Design
    ⦁ Fundamental 3-phase electrical system 
    ⦁ Future technologies trends 
    ⦁ PV asset management and monitoring
6. Other Consideration from Energy Perspective 
    ⦁ Peak & non-Peak Predicted Benefit 
    ⦁ Power system risk management
    ⦁ Solar PV power conversion and control 
  • 1 to 2 nights per week, 19:00 – 22:00
  • Duration: 18 hrs
  • Certificate of Attendance is awarded upon satisfaction of the attendance requirement of 70%

Entry Requirements

Suitable for applicants who are interested in this course

Financial Assistance Scheme

The Lifelong Learning Subsidy is eligible for the VTC full-time students and graduates of Degree, Higher Diploma, Diploma of Foundation Studies / Foundation Diploma, Diploma of Vocational Education / Diploma in Vocational Education, Diploma of Vocational Baccalaureate and Diploma Yi Jin / Yi Jin Diploma programmes with study duration of 1 year or above and with award offered by the VTC.

Each eligible graduate or student is entitled to the subsidy once under the scheme, no matter how many courses they are admitted to.

Applicants have to apply the course via the Lifelong Learning Mobile App/Platform, please visit the following website for details:





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