This month GSES India conducted two days of comprehensive training in the Inspection and Evaluation of Solar PV systems for engineers and officers of the Agency for Non-conventional Energy and Rural Technology (ANERT).
ANERT is the Nodal Agency for the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE). It is located in the southern state of Kerala, which is implementing an ambitious project of 10,000 solar rooftop systems. This course was the first of its kind in India – its aim was to build the skills of Engineers at ANERT to inspect, evaluate and monitor Solar PV Systems.
The course combined the GSES experience in the Asia Pacific region and included both classroom and hands on identification of issues. 28 ANERT engineers and officers from different districts and field offices attended. They are responsible for the inspection and evaluation of PV systems.
GSES India has designed and distributed an inspection manual for a step by step PV system inspection and evaluation. Training in system inspection, monitoring and evaluation is critical to ensure India’s solar installations continue to improve in quality and last the lifetime they are intended.