23 Jul Esse Quam trains technicians in Solar PV Management
A Solar Photo Voltaic (Solar PV) management course was organized to train technicians and installers on the selection and management of appropriate solar equipment in order to promote the use of renewable energy and reduce carbon footprints globally. This course is based on Esse Quam’s program on sustainable environment, which aims to encourage the use of renewable energy.
Five (5) individuals (four males and a female) participated in the one-day training exercise that was held at the Esse Quam’s facility on July 22, 2022, was designed to educate and train participants on the installation of Grid-tied, Off-grid, and Hybrid PV systems.
PV installation methodologies, battery connection methods, battery banks and types, battery life cycles, battery maintenance, and the right batteries for the right climate were some of the lessons learned. To facilitate the training exercise, participants were given the necessary solar instruments and equipment. They were also guided through energy audits, project estimation, testing, and implementation, as well as given real hands-on experience in all of the aforementioned areas.
Esse Quam and GT Energy collaborated to finance the training for the Esse Quam Skills Development module. With regards to supplies and equipment, SD Logistics and Solarsupermarket provided assistance. In order to honor their involvement and increase their confidence in promoting solar as a renewable energy source, participants were awarded certificates.
Mr. Stephen Akande, the training’s instructor and an industry expert with years of technical experience and training who has also previously received instruction in solar PV systems from the Ghana Energy Commission at the DENG Solar Training Center, urged the participants to spread the good word about solar energy as a source of power, particularly in Africa. “It’s time we started utilising solar energy to its fullest potential. God and nature, for that matter, freely provided it for our use”.
In addition, he argued that every residence should have a solar system to supplement the national grid’s electricity supply. According to him, this will lessen the load and have a favourable economic effect on how much electricity costs for both residential and business users.