CONSTITUENTS from various constituencies in the country are being taught on how to use and care for their solar equipment in a weeklong training that was held in Honiara last week.
The training was being organized by Sunpower Solomons a green energy company in the country, to train and enable each constituency in the country to have their own solar support officer to educate their constituents on how to use and take care of their solar equipment.
Solomon Star understands that, Sunpower has invited Members of Parliament (MP) to nominate a representative from their constituency to attend the training.
A statement from the company said:
“We recognise the importance of providing some educational support for people using solar equipment.
“The goal of this training is to have a Solar Support Trainee available for each constituency where solar equipment is being used.
“This is to assist in the delivery of a reliable source of solar power for lighting and activities, which enhance community, educational and social life in rural areas”.
It was understood that, the main aim of the program is to assist the trainees to, Understand the basics of photovoltaic solar energy and be informed about solar equipment and electronics, Become familiar with any Sunpower equipment, which is going into their constituency, Be equipped to support and educate individuals, families and communities to set up, use and care for their solar equipment in their constituency.
“This program is to assist each constituency to support solar initiatives with a trainee who has completed a short course and provide them with some basic tools required to assess and maintain solar equipment.
“We have previously offered training to the general public (Solar Savve classes) and we hope to recommence these initiatives again soon.
We have a commitment to support the use of solar equipment in the Solomon Islands with information and education so that people understand how to manage and care for their equipment,” the statement added.
Solomon Star understands that, 17 participants have graduated with certificates at the company’s office suit at the Hyundai Mall last Friday.
By RONALD TOITO’ONA