Training and Education

  • Thermal Use of Solar Energy. Solar Thermal Systems & Components (2010)

    This is an example of a training document prepared by the AEE Intec, the Institute for Sustainable Technologies in Austria. The document is part of the project SOLTRAIN (Southern Africa Solar Thermal Training and Demonstration Activities).

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  • Turkey: Güneş Enerjisi – Book on Solar Thermal Technology in Turkish

    Turkey: Güneş Enerjisi – Book on Solar Thermal Technology in Turkish

    Ezinç Metal, the biggest solar thermal manufacturer in Turkey, has just published a book about the use of solar heating. The 110-page document entitled 'Güneş Enerjisi' describes in Turkish the potential of solar heating, and the different collector and tank technologies Ezinç has been...

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  • India: First Training Programme for Plumbers of ICPCI

    India: First Training Programme for Plumbers of ICPCI

    It turned out that the fast-growing market for solar water heating systems in India required more installers who could fulfil its particular requirements than had been available. Bearing this in mind, the International Copper Promotion Council of India (ICPCI) organised its first training...

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  • Germany: International Training Seminar Solar Process Heat in Munich

    Germany: International Training Seminar Solar Process Heat in Munich

    While solar heat for domestic and service applications shows increasing market shares across Europe, solar process heat seems still very much in its infancy. In principle, the potential is enormous: About 30% of the total industrial heat demand requires temperature levels below 100°C,...

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  • User’s Technical Handbook on Solar Water Heaters (India, 2010)

    This handbook was prepared in the framework of the Global Solar Water Heating Market Transformation and Strengthening Initiative (GSWH Project), - a project co-executed by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the United Nations Development Programme (UNEP), funded by Global...

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  • Algeria: Roll-out of the first Phase of Subsidy Programme ALSOL

    Algeria: Roll-out of the first Phase of Subsidy Programme ALSOL

    The Algerian solar water heating programme ALSOL went into its first pilot phase. 400 residential systems with a 200 litre storage tank have been subsidised at around 45 % of the investment costs, capped at Algerian Dinar (DZD) 110,000. The licenses for installing the 400 subsidised...

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  • Dominican Republic: Purchase Agreement between Sunmaxx and Retecsa

    Dominican Republic: Purchase Agreement between Sunmaxx and Retecsa

    Installation company Retecsa from the Dominican Republic and US-American system supplier Sunmaxx have entered into a purchase agreement. Part of this new cooperation was a 4-day training in January by Sunmaxx instructor Todd Paternoster at the Retecsa company site in Santiago. Besides...

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  • SOLTRAIN: Solar Thermal Training in South Africa

    SOLTRAIN: Solar Thermal Training in South Africa

    Thirty seven solar water heating industry leaders and academics have just attended the third SOLTRAIN (Southern African Solar Thermal Training and Demonstration Initiative) solar thermal technical training course in Pretoria, South Africa. The training was formally opened by the regional...

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  • Brazil: Solar Cooling System from Germany for Eco-Hotel Pousada do Parque

    Brazil: Solar Cooling System from Germany for Eco-Hotel Pousada do Parque

    Since the beginning of 2011, solar cooling technology from Thuringia/Germany ensures a pleasant indoor climate in the rooms of the eco-hotel Pousada do Parque in Cuiabá, Brazil. On 15 January, the pilot plant came into operation, and since then, it has not only provided cold water, but...

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  • TREE seminar on financing Projects in Abu Dhabi and South Africa

    TREE seminar on financing Projects in Abu Dhabi and South Africa

    The three speakers for the two-day workshop in Abu Dhabi (from left): Riadh Bhar (Ecofys Germany), Uli Jakob (Solem Consulting) and Rainer Schmidt (TST-C Thomas Schmidt Consultants GmbH) had extensive discussions with the participants about project design and financing of renewable energy...

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  • USA: Iron Workers International Union launches Solarwall Training Programme

    USA: Iron Workers International Union launches Solarwall Training Programme

    North America’s iron workers gain knowledge in green technology: In October, the International Iron Workers Union announced that it has developed the first Solarwall installer training programme for their members. The certified solar air heating training programme covers commercial and...

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