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Tamil Nadu ties up with SunEdison for solar training

According to reports, the Entrepreneurship Development Institute of the Government of Tamil Nadu has engaged the US-headquartered solar company SunEdison to provide solar training to students of the institute.

A four-week ‘solar installation training programme’ will take place between July 29 and August 29 at the EDI campus in Chennai. SunEdison will provide the training, which includes 120 hours of coursework donated by the company. In this, SunEdison is advised by the Solarillion Foundation, which is a Chennai-based not-for-profit research, outreach and education organisation that mentors students interested in renewable energy.

“The programme will prepare students for self-employment opportunities and give them tools to start small-scale solar enterprises,” said Pashupathy Gopalan, President of Asia (excluding China), Middle-East, South Africa and Australia for SunEdison.

The course covers solar module installation, with technical training provided by SunEdison, and is open to all candidates holding a diploma or an engineering degree. The course is priced at Rs 15,000, which covers the cost for all materials. Course fees are to cover educational costs.

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