India's Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission (JNNSM) envisages that 100, trained personnel will be needed by the solar industry in India. To achieve this, a rapid ramp-up methodology is required to first create trained teachers of solar energy courses. We have used a novel method to run a 2-week course on Solar Photovoltaics: Fundamentals, Technology and Applications. Over 1200 teachers from 370 colleges and institutions across India attended the program at 35 remote centers. This paper describes this effort which simultaneously trained a large number of teachers, and generated palpable excitement for solar PV among educators. © 2012 IEEE.
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