Pakistan Solar Quality Passport: Training of Master Trainers was held in Islamabad. Dr Rana Abdul Jabbar Khan, CEO AEDB, inaugurated the training session. In his address to the participants Dr Jabbar said that “Emerging technologies like solar PV need to be well understood for their performance and applications in a diverse region like Pakistan.
While we import a lot of equipment, it is critical to have experts that can engage on techno-economic analysis, particlarly to improve future yields and have a more significant impact on the environment.
This five-day training was led by Frank Neumann and Frank Robens from Renewables Academy (RENAC), Berlin, Germany with participation from NUST Islamabad, UET Lahore, NED University Karachi and Women in Renewable Energy (WIRE).
The purpose of this Training of Trainers programme was to prepare skilled master trainers who can contribute actively to building the capacity of local solar installers to ensure quality of solar installations in Pakistan. Each participating organization has committed to arrange and execute at least three trainings for solar installers per year.
The Pakistan Solar Quality Passport is a private sector initiative led by the Solar Quality Foundation (SQF) and supported by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH and Alternative Energy Development Board, together with partners such as the German Solar Association and Stimulus, to develop a concept that will significantly improve quality in the Pakistani solar market.
These trainings will prepare solar installers to make certain that they are delivering quality installation and after installation services in addition to selecting quality solar PV products for installation.