VIJAYAWADA: The Solar PV Installer course launched by the Department of Technical Education at Skill Development Centre (SDC) on the premises of Government Polytechnic in Vijayawada to promote solar entrepreneurs in the region is drawing good response from youngsters. More and more students are showing interest in the course with the intention to become entrepreneurs in solar power business.
The college has started the training for the first batch on May 4 for more than 90 students and for the new sessions, nearly 70 students have already applied for the three-month training programme and the sessions for the new batch will start from June 1.
“As the state and central governments have already announced a 3000 MW Solar Power capacity solar parks at various locations in the state of Andhra Pradesh and also sanctioned 2,000 Solar water pumps, there will be a huge demand for solar PV installers and most of the unemployed youth and students have joined the training programme,” said Government Polytechnic principal M Seshagiri Rao.
The orientation programme will be conducted for one month and in the remaining two months, the students will be involved in practical sessions. “Industry is also looking to appoint technicians in a big way and this is the right opportunity for the entrepreneurs to set up service centres in various districts as the solar appliances market is growing very fast across the state,” he said.
However, most of the students who have opted for the Solar PV Installers course are showing interest in setting up their own business in the state rather than doing a job in the industry.
“As the solar industry is growing rapidly, I want to set up my own solar business in the capital region. Even government also focusing mainly on solar panels and utilization of solar energy, I thought it was the right time to enter in to solar entrepreneurship,” said A Mani Kanta, an MBA student, who was undergoing the training at SDC in Government Polytechnic college.