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  • Since : 5/9/20
  • Up to : 11/29/20
  • Campus Virtual
  • Online

Pre-registration Since 4/9/20

Promoted by :
Instituto Interuniversitario de Investigación de Reconocimiento Molecular y Desarrollo Tecnológico

Lead by :
Salvador Seguí Chilet

Course modality

Presencial Online Emisión en directo

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30 horas

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Virtual Campus
Place of delivery: TOTALLY online (UPV educational platform: PoliformaT)

Fee Target Deadlines Since Up to
200.00 € General public 1 plazo - -
200,00 € - Público en general


Learning objective - The course will enable water supply practitioners to independently lead the planning, design, implementation, operation and maintenance of photovoltaic water pumping systems. Moreover, the participants will become conversant on how to perform economic Life Cycle Cost Analysis of solar pumping systems, so that costing comparisons between solar and other pumping technologies scan be easily established

Who this course is for

Applicant profile - The most suitable profiles for easily following the course are:
• Water technicians and engineers working in humanitarian and development contexts (NGOs, United Nations agencies, government water offices, donor agencies).
• Senior engineers and technicians in any field: electronics; electricity; mechanics; industrial; civil; environmental; forestry; etc.
• Graduates in physics, chemistry, etc.
• Students in training cycles and professional formation.
• Technical office staff.
• Electrical installers and other professionals who seek complementary and applied training in the field of solar PV water pumping.
• Individuals interested in owning a photovoltaic water pumping installation, etc.

Due to the duration and contents of the course ‘SOLAR POWERED WATER SYSTEMS’, these studies are aimed at students with university degrees or professional training related to water, energy and/or environmental sustainability.


  • Pablo González Altozano Profesor/a Titular de Universidad
  • Salvador Seguí Chilet Profesor/a Titular de Universidad
  • Alberto Ibanez Llario Expert
  • Asenath Wambui Kiprono Expert

Teaching methodology

Teaching Methodology:
* Training material in the online platform (PoliformaT): class notes, slides, examples, videos, exams.
* Online tutorials on asynchronous forum open for doubts and questions.
* Webinars for resolution of doubts and extending course contents.
* Training oriented to the application of the technology.


Detailed course program:
Module 0: Introduction to Solar PV energy and Solar Powered Water Systems in Humanitarian and Development Contexts.
Module 1: Main Definitions and Principles of PV Solar Energy Production.
Module 2: Solar powered water system configurations and components.
Module 3: Factors influencing solar photovoltaic energy production.
Module 4: Design of a Solar Powered Water Scheme
Section 4.1 - System planning.
Section 4.2 - Manual calculation.
Section 4.3 - Using PVWPS design software.
Module 5: Electrical and mechanical installation
Section 5.1 - Equipment and control.
Section 5.2 - Installation process.
Module 6: Practical aspects related to solar powered water pumping.
Module 7: Calls for proposal and bidding.
Module 8: Economic analysis - life cycle cost for different pumping technologies.
Module 9: Testing and commissioning, operation and maintenance.
Module 10: Long term management of Solar Powered Water Systems.



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