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Conference Paper


Conference Record of the IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, Austin, TX, p.2477-2480 (2012)





Distance education, Educational technology, Personnel, Photovoltaic systems, Photovoltaics, Remote centers, Solar industries, Solar photovoltaics, Solar power generation, Solar PVs, Teaching


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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Cite this Research Publication

C. Sab Solanki, Fernandes, B. Gab, Arora, B. Mab, Sharma, Pab, Agarwal, Vab, Patil, M. Bab, Vasi, Jab, Phatak, D. Ba, Atrey, Ma, Moudgalya, Ka, and Bijlani, Kc, “Teach a 1 Teachers: A methodology for the rapid ramp-up of photovoltaics manpower required for India's national solar mission”, in Conference Record of the IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, Austin, TX, 2012, pp. 2477-2480.