The course provides the basics in the transformation and use of solar energy into electricity and through photovoltaic systems, and  the technical knowledge and understanding to design and install small scale (<1000W) solar home systems. The participants will get an introduction in the solar energy potential in Egypt, the components and functionality of different off-grid PV systems and learn how to design and install small scale off-grid PV systems.

The purpose of this course is to provide insight into the basics of installing solar thermal collector systems. Course-completion is a pre-requisit for applying to take part in the face-to-face training session taking place February 2014 in Cairo.

This course is provided through a collaboration with Óbuda University, Hungary & GIZ Egypt.