Course for future solar entrepreneurs

Published: 30th July 2013 08:18 AM  |   Last Updated: 30th July 2013 08:18 AM   |  A+A-

Pashupathy-Gopalan,

SunEdison India and the Entrepreneurship Development Institute (EDI) Chennai, under the department of MSME on Monday announced a four-week solar installation training programme from July 29 to August 29.

The programme, inaugurated by Minister of Rural Industries P Mohan will be conducted at the Entrepreneurship Development Institute (EDI) campus in the city and include 120 hours of coursework donated by SunEdison, with advisory assistance from the Solarillion Foundation.

“SunEdison is committed to transforming lives through innovation. In this case, we are collaborating with EDI Chennai to help young people become solar entrepreneurs,” said Pashupathy Gopalan, president of the company in Asia (excluding China), Middle-East, South Africa, and Australia for SunEdison.

“We share the common goal of improving the level of solar expertise in the state of Tamil Nadu.  This programme will prepare students for self-employment opportunities and give them the tools to start small-scale solar enterprises,” he added. The course covers solar module installation, with technical training provided by SunEdison, and is open to all candidates holding a diploma or an engineering degree. The course is priced at Rs 15,000, which covers the cost for all materials. Course fees are to cover educational costs.

SunEdison is not receiving any compensation for the coursework provided. In addition to educating students on the mechanics of solar installation, the course will also teach them the entrepreneurial skills that are critical to business success. Interested candidates can call 044-42932222 to register for the programme.

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