As a part of the presently undertaken ADB aided project on grid-connected, net-metered, rooftop solar PV systems, four Engineering Faculties in Sri Lanka will get a complete set of solar PV systems installed within their premises. The Faculty of Engineering of the University of Jaffna is one of them, has been selected to award about 50kW rooftop solar PV systems. As a part of the project, Sri Lanka Sustainable Energy Authority (SLSEA) conducted a 5 Day training program on Solar Photovoltaic in Hambantota from 22nd to 26th October 2014.
The training program was conducted by Global Sustainable Energy Solutions from Australia. The prime objective of the solar PV training program is to contribute towards improving the installation and maintenance phases of ongoing net-metering schemes, which are based on solar PV rooftop installations. Dr. A. Atputharajah, who developed the proposal on “rooftop net-metered solar systems for the faculty”, was invited to participate in this training program. The training program had been conducted at a grid-connected solar power plant, which is presently in operation, provided comprehensive knowledge cum hands-on experience on how to install, operate solar PV systems.