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 now open for the February – March 2021 Cohort
Virtual Training: 8th to 26th February, 2021 Physical Training: 1st to 5th March, 2021
· 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.
Ashdam Solar Academy, S7/588, Behind Real Food and Wine, Lagos Road, Challenge, Ibadan, Oyo State
Will be hosted via Ashdam Solar Academy, Google Classroom and Zoom
Solar Energy Training with international standards
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.
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.