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JOB TITLE: SOLAR TECHNICIAN/INSTALLER

LOCATION: IBADAN, OYO STATE, NIGERIA

Ashdam Solar Co. Ltd is a dynamic renewable energy company in Nigeria, providing clean, affordable and uninterrupted smart energy solutions.  Our team spirit has a bright future; it is for us a life – long commitment in the greener world.

We are looking for passionate and efficient Solar Technician/Installers to join our team. As  Solar Technician/Installer, the candidates will be responsible for installation, troubleshooting and maintenance of solar photovoltaic (PV) systems.

Job Description/Responsibilities

  • Mount solar rails on roof tops and other structures as required.
  • Install, maintain and troubleshoot Solar panels, Inverters, Batteries, Charge Controllers. Electrical Integration and other components of Solar Installation
  • Configures PV systems based on site conditions and customers’ needs and expectations;
  • Follows building standards and codes when installing panels and support structures.
  • Inspects electrical installation and wiring.
  • Tests operating voltages; calibrates to ensure systems are within acceptable power limits.
  • Meet with customers and discuss project details in order to accommodate their needs
  • Collaborate with sales team to design and customize solar systems for customers
  • Performs routine maintenance on PV systems.
  • Have technical presentations with prospective clients, work closely with other staffs across the company supporting improvements in Quality, New Product Development and all other departments.
  • Perform site audits (take measurements, photographs, notes, and energy audit of project sites)
  • Install, troubleshoot and maintain projects
  • Utilize software systems to design systems and record progress of various tasks
  • Submit and pick up client packages at various location as needed
  • Coordinate, organize and prepare jobsite for inspection process
  • Support branch staff with administrative support, including organization and maintenance of project folders, uploads of pictures, completion of finished folders and work processes
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Requirements

  • Good knowledge of PV equipment and installation.
  • Good knowledge of electrical wiring and equipment.
  • Good analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to read building, electrical plans and equipment manuals.
  • Ability to use hand and power tools to install Solar PV components.
  • Familiarity with productivity tools, including Google Workspace and Microsoft Office 
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Quick to collaborate and coordinate with team members when necessary
  • Strong math and critical reasoning skills
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with all department across the company and other internal and external contacts
  • Willingness to learn new technologies and adapt to changing technical environmentProfessional and personal credibility
  • A self-motivated individual who is able to work independently and is results orientated, with the ability to meet deadlines.
  • Must operate within division policy guidelines using independent judgment in achieving assigned objectives
  • Must be able to communicate in English Language (speak, hear and write) effectively to various intellectual levels.
  • Travel to different cities and towns across Nigeria to perform duties as assigned
  • Good customer service skills

Education and Experience:

  • Minimum of a diploma in a related/relevant discipline
  • Good knowledge/experience in the electrical installation industry is preferred
  • Must be computer literate
  • Vocational or technical school training is an advantage.
  • Experience in a similar role is an advantage

Physical Demands:

  • Have full range of mobility in upper and lower body
  • Be able to work in various positions, including, but not limited to, stooping, standing, bending over, sitting, kneeling and squatting for extended periods of time
  • Be able to lift, pull and push materials and equipment to complete assigned job tasks
  • Be able to lift 50 kg of weight frequently throughout assigned workday
  • Ability to set up, secure and climb a 20-foot ladder onto rooftop of various angles and surfaces. Not afraid of working at heights

Application Deadline

30, November 2022

 


Solar Queen Technical Training Scholarship for Women

Building women technical capacities in the renewable energy industry

Significant gaps exist in the participation of women and men in the renewable energy industry and in the access of women and men to technological knowledge base. There is a general and societal belief about girls/women not being technically inclined thereby narrowing female careers to specific job roles which results to lower income, low self esteem, depression, stress, lack of economic growth and much more. 

The overall objectives of the solar queen technical training scholarship is to provide opportunities for women to develop skills and capacities that will allow tham reach their maximum potentials in the renewable energy industry. Specific objectives are;

  • Prepare women for technical roles in the renewable energy industry such as solar installers and field engineers.
  • Bridge the gender gap in the renewable energy industry by building workforce of competent women..
  • Mentor women to be employment ready and to drive solutions in the industry as solar installers or entrepreneurs.
  • Enable companies and organizations to access pool of trained and certified women installers that they can utilize to balance their workforce gender divide.
Eligibility Criteria
Must be a woman
Have passion for renewable energy

Motivated to contribute to universal energy access
Able to finance the remaining 50% of the course fee (N25,000)
Be able to sponsor her living expense during the 5-day training duration  
This program is developed and sponsored by Ashdam Solar Co. Ltd. (www.ashdamsolar.com) in collaboration with Girls and Women Technological Empowerment Organisation – GWTEO (www.gwteo.org). The course is implemented using Ashdam Solar Academy Solar PV Design and Installation course curriculum.  
As Covid-19 preventive measures,
Use of face mask, social distancing, frequent washing of hands and use of sanitizers will be mandated during the training. Participants without face mask ON will not be admitted into the premises of the training facility.
Application Deadline: 31st January, 2021Application now open for the February – March 2021 Cohort
Training Dates

Virtual Training:

8th to 26th February, 2021

Physical Training:

1st to 5th March, 2021

Costs
 
·        50% Course fees are covered by the scholarship (25,000)
·        Travel cost to training location and accommodation not included
·        Average hotel accommodation cost is N6,000 per night. While preferences may reduce or increase the hotel cost.
Physical Training venue
 
Ashdam Solar Academy, S7/588, Behind Real Food and Wine, Lagos Road, Challenge, Ibadan, Oyo State
Virtual Training

Will be hosted via Ashdam Solar Academy, Google Classroom and Zoom

Few pictures from past events


Green Tech Girls Summer Bootcamp 2019

Green Tech Girls

Green Tech Girls is hosting a 5 – Day summer boot camp (5 – 9 August, 2019) for secondary school girls nominated from public schools in rural and peri – urban communities across Ibadan Oyo State, Nigeria. 

The aim is to build 200 girls to be green energy advocates, climate ambassadors, bold and confident to be change makers in their communities and beyond. The summer camp is free for the participating girls. 


Green Tech Girls is founded by Damilola Asaleye, a female renewable energy expert with over 12 years professional experience in the technical industry and co founder of Ashdam Solar. Green Tech Girls is an offspring of Ashdam Solar Initiative with a mission to bridge the gender knowledge and skills gap in the technology industry through providing the capacity building for girls/ women to excel in the technical industry especially in the area of green and renewable energy resources.

The 2019 Green Tech Girls summer bootcamp is focused on girls from low income families and rural communities, girls who do not have access or funds to build their capacities

Venue: St Anne’s Girls School, Molete Ibadan

Date: 5 – 9 August, 2019

Fee: FREE

To register: Contact 09065724265 or 08034284936

Email: greentechgirlsng@gmail.com

Green Tech Girls Summer bootcamp objectives
The objectives of the Green Tech Girls summer bootcamp are as follows:

  1. To sow the seed of technical career paths in young/teenage girls.
  2. To mentor the participating girls to see that girls and women can be
    technically oriented and still be functional in the primary and nuclear
    families.
  3. To create the much needed agents that will close the gender gap in the next 5
    – 10 years.
  4. To build bold and confident girls that will have the love of the environment
    and be advocates of clean energy in their respective communities.
  5. To reduce energy poverty especially in rural communities.
  6. To create awareness on causes, impacts and mitigation of climate change.
  7. To instill entrepreneurial skills in young/teenage girls through the use of
    available materials around them tagged or discarded as wastes
    .

Camp Activities

  • Introduction to Green Energy Sources
  • Climate Change; its causes, impacts and solutions and advocacy
  • Introduction to Basic Solar Electricity.
  • Introduction to Energy Management and Energy Efficiency
  • Introduction to clean cooking
  • Installation Tools and Safety Basics
  • Solar Photovoltaic System Components
  • Evaluation and Assessment
  • Team Building and Entrepreneurial Classes
  • Girls Menstrual Health, Hygiene and Health Talks
  • Assembling of solar panels
  • Building of Solar Oven
  • Creation of decorative antics with plastic wastes
  • Impacts of plastic wastes

The green tech girls summer camp 2019 is going be day camp (girls will not be boarded).

Pictures from previous summer camp (named Ashdam solar 4 girls camps)


Solar PV Design and Installation and Training

Solar Energy Training with international standards

Overview

This Intensive Solar Energy training will teach participants how solar photovoltaic systems and backup (inverter) systems work, how they are designed, and how systems are installed. The program will cover the fundamentals of PV, such as how voltage, current, power and energy interrelate. The program provide detailed knowledge about the components required for successful installations (inverter, solar panel, charge controllers, batteries, etc.) and how to appropriately calculate and customize the components. The program also covers energy audit and energy efficiency implementation techniques. The program covers installation safety practices, system maintenance, and solar entrepreneurship.

Target Audience

This course program is designed for those who intend to pursue a professional career in solar PV system design and installation such as solar installers, contractors, project managers, engineers, electricians, quality inspectors, technical support crew and customer service professionals in the solar energy industry.
The course is also ideal for everyone who as a result of already working in this field needs to deepen knowledge about the theory and practical aspects of PV system installations. It is also perfect for complete beginners with zero solar experience. The course therefore unites participants from a wide range of personal backgrounds, such as students, NYSC corp members, electricians, engineers, energy professionals, architects, contractors, project developers, salespeople and anyone who has interest in renewable energy and wants to have good understanding of solar photovoltaic systems and installation.

Learning Outcomes

Participants of this solar energy training will be able to :

  • Understand different types of renewable energy sources
  • Properly design and size solar photovoltaic power systems.
  • Demonstrate safe working practices
  • Identify and describe basic functions of different components of PV systems
  • Understand features of solar PV system configurations and applications: DC systems, stand-alone, Hybrid systems/grid connected
  • Understand AC and DC electricity and explain their differences
  • Explain the relationship between: power, voltage, current, electric charge and energy
  • Perform professional energy audits
  • Give energy efficiency and energy management advice to clients
  • Describe the differences among various PV cell technologies
  • Identify meters used with PV systems and key points of meter use and safety
  • Use energy meters and clamp on meters
  • Define and list characteristics of series and parallel circuits, and review the application of these connections to ensure system compatibility
  • Define factors that impact the amount of peak sun hours reaching the array
  • Identify tilt angle and orientation that provides maximum energy production
  • Identify data required to size and design solar PV systems
  • Identify common PV mounting options; list advantages and disadvantages of different mounting options
  • Identify the different types of inverter technologies and list their advantages and disadvantages
  • Describe some installation tips and techniques for the different types of solar PV systems
  • Determine the correct wiring configuration of PV modules for a given application
  • Identify terminology for the various circuits in PV systems
  • Perform basic overcurrent device sizing for DC and AC PV system circuits
  • Identify potential jobsite hazards and opportunities for additional safety training
  • Determine proper Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for PV installation and commissioning tasks
  • Install solar panels on rooftop using a roof model
  • Perform solar inverter integration with existing house wiring using an electric circuit simulation board
  • Identify important functions of solar charge controller
  • Know different types of battery technology available in the market with their advantages and disadvantages
  • Know how to read battery cycle life
  • Understand how to choose the right battery type for specific site and customers
  • Understand how to maintain battery banks for optimal life span
  • Understand the steps required for solar system installation
  • Identify tools required for solar system installation and their proper usage
  • Interpret manufacturers data sheet for solar PV system components such as solar panels, inverters, charge controllers and batteries

OUR GOALS;

1.     To reduce unemployment in Nigeria by raising and grooming solar energy and energy efficiency professionals who will then be qualified for jobs in the sector. 

2.     Create competent solar installers across Nigeria with international standards

3.     Provide manpower for small and large scale solar installations across Nigeria. 

4. Build a strong network of solar installers and entrepreneurs

5. Ensure gender inclusion in the renewable energy industry

Course duration: 3 weeks virtual, 5 days physical

Course Fee:

N50,000

50% scholarship for female participants

The registration fee covers;

  • Virtual Training: 8th to 26th February, 2021
  • Physical Training: 1st to 5th March, 2021
  • Practical / Hands-on engagement
  • Assessment
  • Certificate of Completion
  • Tea break and lunch during the the physical training
  • Training presentations (soft copies)

Participants join our Alumni group for on-going support after the training and access to industry progressive information.

Few pictures from past training events

Contact 09065724265 or 08034284936 for inquiries

Email us HERE

Training Dates

  • Virtual Training: 8th to 26th February, 2021
  • Physical Training: 1st to 5th March, 2021

Physical Training Venue: Ashdam Solar Academy, S7/588B, Behind Real Food and Wine, Lagos Road, Challenge, Ibadan , Oyo State

Payment can be made to – ASHDAM SOLAR CO. LTD.

Sterling Bank Account Number: 0073706835

Access Bank Account Number: 0796174776

Or paid securely online below

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Renewable Energy Training In Nigeria

Acquire knowledge on solar electrification, backup systems, and inverters. From energy auditing to energy management/efficiency, system design, applications and implementations.
Practicals and Theoretical sessions all inclusive
Ashdam Solar Academy Training is very interactive. We use our 11 years of experience to guide you in the solar energy industry.

Our training curriculum focus on international design and installation standards in relation in excelling in Nigerian solar energy industry.
Course content is as follows;
• Introduction to renewable energy and solar energy technology
• Climate Change and its impacts
• Introduction to basic electricity and terminologies
• Introduction to Series and Parallel Connections
• Introduction to Energy Efficiency, Energy Management and Energy Auditing
• Installation tools and usage
• Safety Basics
• Types of Solar PV systems and applications
• Solar PV system components and identification
• Solar Panel sizing
• Inverter sizing
• Battery sizing
• Solar charge controller sizing
• Cable sizing
• Introduction to Solar system and backup installation
• Preparations required for site installation
• Inverter installation and electrical load isolation
• Customizing solar systems
• Solar installation and electrical safety and system protective measures
• Hands on roof installation
• Troubleshooting and maintenance of inverter and solar systems
• Mapping your future in renewable energy industry
• Entrepreneurship Training
• Customer relationship training
• Marketing strategy
• Practical sessions

Participants join our Facebook Alumni Closed Group for on going support after the training

The training fee covers the following;
-Training presentations and Solar Manual (soft copies)
-Certificate of participation
-Daily Refreshments

Learn how to design, install and sell solar photovoltaic (PV) systems.

Contact 08034284936 for more details.
Training Date: 5 – 9 October, 2020

Time: 10am to 4pm Daily

Venue: Ashdam Solar Academy, S7/588B,Behind Real Food and Wine, Lagos Road, Challenge Ibadan, Oyo State

Register HERE

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or make direct transfer or cash into one of the following account;
Account Name: ASHDAM SOLAR CO. LTD.
Sterling Bank Account Number: 0073706835

After payment text “Registered” to 08034284936


Training Fee : N50,000 (N40,000 for early bird registration)

For more details, call 08034284936 or 09065724265

N.B
Early bird registration ends on 18 September, 2020

With early bird registration you get N10,000 discount
Training fee must be paid in full before training commencement date

P.P.S. Very Limited Seats Available.

P.P.P.S. Reserve your Seat Now by Paying the registration fee
Pay into Ashdam Solar Sterling Bank Account Number: 0073706835

Send payment confirmation to email solaracademy@ashdamsolar.com or WhatsApp 08034284936 to secure your seat at the training

Limited space available!!

Please endeavor to register on time to confirm your seat at the training
Contact us now for more information 08034284936, 09065724265
Or send an email to solaracademy@ashdamsolar.com


ASHDAM SOLAR PAY SMALL SMALL SCHEME

The Ashdam Solar Pay Small Small Scheme is an installment payment plan designed by Ashdam Solar Company Limited in partnership with financial institutions to support Nigerians to get over the frustrations of little or non-availability of electricity supply by switching to Sustainable self-generation of Electricity and to ease the acquisition of solar, inverter or renewable energy solutions by PAYing SMALL – SMALL . The Ashdam Solar Pay Small Small Scheme removes the barrier of non-affordable Solar and Inverter Systems for qualified individuals and/or businesses through the introduction of up to 2 years payment plan for Solar and Inverter solutions designed to create easier and effective access to clean and reliable energy with quality products/services.

Who can participate?

The Ashdam Solar Pay Small Small Scheme is for all Nigerians, employed and self-employed who own homes or live in a rented apartment, for big and small offices, schools, cooperatives, churches, mosques, banks, military and para-military institutions. All who wish to participate in the program need to produce valid identification, evidence of gainful or self-employment, evidence of responsible citizenship like utility bills, and bank statements. With an initial payment include 20% of component cost  plus installation cost and premium insurance cost for fire and burglary. The balance payment is spreads on tenor up to 2 years with 2% monthly interest on the financed sum, the Solar or Inverter system is installed. All products in the bundle enjoy manufacturers’ warranty of between 1 – 25 years. 

To apply for the Ashdam Solar Pay Small – Small Scheme, CLICK HERE

VIEW ASHDAM SOLAR PRODUCTS AND BUNDLES HERE

The Benefits

The benefits include:

  1. Access to constant Electricity
  2. No recurrent operational cost as there is no need to buy fuel
  3. A substantial reduction on electric bills even if they are estimated
  4. Increased Productivity and 24/7 entertainment
  5. Advanced quality of life
  6. Improved security

Application Checklist (for processing)

1) Completed application form

2) Utility bill for your place of residence

3) Valid Means of identification (International passport/Drivers license)

4) Copy of bank statement( Six(6) months)

5) Proof of employment/self employment

 


Solar Power Installation Prices in Nigeria

    

Below are summary of Ashdam Solar – solar system packages.

Recommended load is reflected on each package. If you are not sure of the load specifications of the appliances you want to power, please feel free to CONTACT US or send email to ashdamsolar@yahoo.com

In celebration of the festive and holiday period we are giving our free intelligent solar streetlight for every solar system installation. GO SOLAR WITH US today and enjoy uninterrupted power with peace of mind

850VA/1000VA Solar Hybrid System

 

1.5kVA/2kVA Solar Hybrid System

3.5kVA Solar Hybrid System

 


Solar YanfunYanfun Promo

Christmas starts early at Ashdam Solar as the #SolarYanfunYanfun promo began late October. Contact Ashdam Solar to order for discounted products. Pictures of some of the solar lamps on promo are below

Call to place your orders now (payment on delivery, delivery charges apply)

08034284936, 09065724265

 


Ashdam Solar 10th anniversary tennis tournament

THE Ashdam Solar 10th anniversary tennis tournament kicked off on Tuesday 31st October, 2017 on the clay court of the Ibadan Tennis Club (ITC).

No fewer than 34 players registered for the intra-club tournament sponsored by a member of ITC, Mr Yemi Asaleye.


In one of the matches decided, Alhaji T. Busari defeated Mr A. Atoyebi in a pro-set singles 8-3.
Also taking part in the clay court tournament are messrs coach Yekini Kasali, Innocent Agwuncha, Matthew Okoye, A. Orebiyi, A. Olaniyan, J. Okoromadu, A. Olosun, M. Adedire, S. Oyewole, A. Baderin, S. Romiluyi, F. Oyewole, D. Gambo, L. Iranloye, F. Oyetoso, Y. Oshilaja, L. Hassan, S. Ogun, W. Owosho, P. Faboyinde and B. Adebiyi.


Others are S. Ijidale, I. Adumati, W. Jolaoso, W. Akinyooye, S. Ogunsola, MM Balogun, J. Taiwo, F. Ibe, S. Lawal, F. Ojurongbe and F Abiri.


According to Asaleye, the tournament is to further strengthen unity among members of the club and also create a healthy rivalry among members.
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Caption: Busari (left) and his opponent, Atoyebi before their game.

 

Reference Here