According to reports, Gujarat Energy Research and Management Institute (GERMI) conducted an eight-day comprehensive workshop “Train-the-Trainer” on off-grid solar photovoltaic energy systems during November 17-25. The workshop, organised in collaboration with the Arizona State University (ASU), USA was a part of ASU’s VOCational Training and Education for Clean energy (VOCTEC) Programme, fully funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).
Commenting on the initiative, Ambika Adhikari, Program Manager (Research), Arizona State University, said, “This program is aimed at training the educators on how to train the workforce for use of solar energy technology in efficient manner. This kind of workshops will also be held in other parts of the country, as trained manpower for operations of the solar power plant is the need of the hour.”
The programme designed for solar photovoltaic educators had 20 participants from different organisations in Gujarat, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Bhubneshwar and New Delhi. The training programme was coordinated by Dr Omkar Jani, Principal Research Scientist (PRS), Solar Research Wing, GERMI and Narinderjit Kaur Sethi.