Accredited KSC-SESP Photovoltaic Design School


June 19 – 23, 2022
9:00 a.m.– 4:00 p.m. daily


KAUST Solar Center (KSC) is pleased to announce the next edition of the KSC-SESP Photovoltaic (PV) Design School. The event is organized in close collaboration with our partner, Saudi Electric Services Polytechnic (SESP), with support from KAUST Innovation.

The KSC-SESP PV Design School provides a unique opportunity for KAUST staff and students to receive accredited certification, enabling them to work as PV designers in the Kingdom’s industrial PV sector. This accredited course introduces health and safety, pre-design, and audit considerations. It covers fundamental principles of PV energy conversion for the design and application of established and emerging photovoltaic technologies. In addition to lectures, participants receive extensive computational training on commercial PV design tools and hands-on training in KSC’s educational PV labs.

Upon completion of the accredited training, participants are eligible to sit a final exam held by the Saudi Electricity Company (SEC). Successful candidates will be certified PV designers allowing them to work in KSA’s industrial PV sector.


Please visit this link for more information.


KAUST students who are interested in a career in the Kingdom’s industrial PV sector and who hold a bachelor’s degree in engineering, are invited to register. KAUST staff seeking to extend their knowledge of PV design are also invited to register for this event.


Registration for the school is open until Tuesday, June 14, 2022, subject to the availability of places. 

If you wish to attend, please register your interest here. If you are allocated a place you will be notified and provided with further event details.


Places are limited. However, further KSC-SESP PV Design Schools will be announced in due course.