Solar Energy Project Management
Solar energy is a good option for decentralized rural and urban energy supply. However, not all projects are successful. Reasons for failure might
be technical, financial, institutional, economical, site-specific, social or even of a cultural nature.
The aim of this course if to provide the participants with an insight into the different aspects of solar energy. Aspects such as the potential, technologies, end-use applications, performance, restrictions, economic viability, conditions for successful application and dissemination, will be discussed.
The programme is beneficial to officers from Rural Energy Agencies, Rural Electrification Agencies, Ministries and Departments of Energy
and Renewable Energy, Renewable Energy companies and organizations, Energy Regulators, Renewable Energy Investors, Rural Development
Agencies and NGOs, Environmental Departments and Agencies, and independent consultants.
At the end of the course, participants will be expected to have obtained the ability to judge the viability of new solar energy projects, to set conditions for implementation, to make calculations for the size and costs of the system, and to advise potential customers such as farmers, individual households, and architects on solar energy systems.