The skill development programs, launched in Gujarat, will impart extensive training on the installation and operation of utility-scale solar and wind power plants, fostering entrepreneurship and employability.
Sanjiv Aggarwal, who has worked with sustainable infrastructure investor Actis, has joined National Investment and Infrastructure Fund Ltd (NIIFL) as chief executive officer and managing director.
The sustainable energy transition transcends the ambit of technological change; it is, fundamentally, a societal transformation. Women, constituting half of the global population, assume an unequivocally vital role in this paradigm shift.
The workforce and supply chain challenges faced by growing solar industry can be overcome through new partnerships and contracting approaches between EPCs and developers, according to a McKinsey report.
A new report states solar-powered pumps (higher capacity and micro-pumps) offer a $28 billion market potential in India, the maximum among all mature decentralized renewable energy (DRE) livelihood applications. Solar dryers have the second-largest deployment potential at $2.3 billion.
Almost half of the workers were employed in China, around 280,000 in North America, over 260,000 in Europe, and some 50,000 in Africa, according to a new report by the International Energy Agency (IEA). The vast majority of workers were employed in manufacturing and installation of new capacity, with solar jobs paying lower wage premiums than the nuclear, oil, and gas industries.
Engie has partnered with India’s National Skill Development Corp. to train young people to become solar module technicians.
Hyderabad-headquartered Pennar Industries has appointed ReneSola’s former India head, Pradeep Sangwan, to lead its solar modules business. In his most recent role, Sangwan was the country head for Econess Energy—a China-based PV cells and modules manufacturer.
ReNew Power, United Nations Environment Programme, and Self-Employed Women’s Association of India (SEWA) have launched a program to train women salt pan workers in Gujarat as solar technicians. Under the initiative, 1,000 women salt pan workers will be trained as solar panel and solar pump technicians.
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