Past Events

Start: 29-Aug-2013
End: 30-Aug-2013

Photovoltaics on Building (5th Run)

Introduction

Singapore is a small city-state without natural resources such as oil and natural gas. Fortunately, we are blessed with plenty of sunshine throughout the year. When designing a building to harness this renewable solar energy, Solar Photovoltaics (PV) helps to reduce the use of fossil fuels and improves the building's environmental performance.

PV systems convert sunlight directly to electricity. Not only can PV enable a buildinf to save electricity costs from SP PowerGrid, it can also make a building stand out from the crowd, by enhancing its environmental appeal and high-tech image. Due to growing demand from clean sourses of energy, the production of solar photovolraic cells and modules has expanded dramatically in recent years.

Accordingly, the Building and Construction Authority (BCA) launched its Green Mark Scheme in January 2005 to raise enviromental awareness among developers, designers and builders, and to promote sustainability in the built enviroment at the project conceptualisation and design phases, as well as during construction. They are also encouraging developers to include PV in their projects as part of their Green Mark Award scheme.

The Singapore government has launched a SG$20 million fund for private sector developers to encourage the adoption of solar technologies within buildings in Singapore. Compaines involved in new building projects that has achieved BCA Green Mark Gold - Plus standard can apply for the Solar Capability Scheme (SCS).

Many aspiring PV systems owners find themselves poorly prepared when requesting system proposals and evaluating offers, as they might have little or no prior experience of PV systems and what levels of payback and incentive schemes apply. Hence, two experienced PV industry professionals are invited to clear your doubts.

Objectives

At the end of the programme, participants will:

• Understand the possibilities and limitations of solar PV on buildings

• Understand the economics and payback of PV systems

• Be familiar with the incentive schemes for PV systems

• Understand how to specify and evaluate PV project proposals 

Target Audience

• Architects

• Building owners• Developers

• Main contractors

• Professional engineers

• Quantity surveyors

Programme Outline

The two-day workshop will comprise a mix of presentations, interactive discussion, hands-on comparison of module technologies and site visits. 

Day one

• Introduction and overview of PV + Building Integrated PV (BIPV)

• Effects of shading on crystalline silicon (c-Si) modules

• Comparison of c-Si and thin film modules

• Worked examples and discussion of results (group work)

• Site visits to PV and BIVP installations 

Day two

• Economics and payback

• Specifying and evaluating projects

• Maintenance requirements and programmes

• Worked examples and discussion of results (group work)

• Final Q & A, and conclusions

Extra Information

Early Bird Applications will close on 07 June 2013, Friday.
All other applications will close on 31 July 2013, Wednesday.

Contact Information

training@seas.org.sg 63379886

Address Information

SEAS Training Centre at Park Mall #08-02

Module Title Start Date End Date
Photovoltaics on Building (5th Run) 29-Aug-2013 09:00:00 30-Aug-2013 05:00:00