This course will be hands-on and cover the skills necessary to wire a solar system in the developing world. In addition, it will include information not usually discussed in other courses -- working with partner NGOs in other countries, considering cultural issues, identifying local stakeholders to operate and/or maintain the system, the logistics of procuring equipment, identifying possible productive uses (livelihood income) of the system in addition to lighting, and lessons from GE's experiences over the last 10 years.
Price: $250 for the 2.5 day training
Please call us at (503) 284-5774 to sign up
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Here's more about us, Green Empowerment:
Over the last ten years, Green Empowerment has developed lasting partnerships in the Philippines, Burma, Thailand, Nicaragua, Ecuador, and Peru to install, operate, and maintain renewable energy, water delivery, and watershed restoration projects. We emphasize local leadership, community participation, and long-term economic and environmental sustainability. We assist with feasibility studies, technical training, project construction, commissioning, organizational planning, publicity and fundraising. We look to our local NGO partners and communities to determine their own priorities and goals. Overall, our collaborations empower access to regular supplies of clean water and irrigation, lighting, higher value agricultural products, health care and improved nutrition, expanded forest reserves, new small business enterprises, education, fuel efficient cooking stoves, and similar essentials of life.
Added by strangechord on September 25, 2007