Federal Authorities: introduced that it’s going to facilitate the coaching of 100 college students of the Federal College Alex Ekwueme, Ndufu-Alike in Set up and Upkeep of Photo voltaic Photovoltaic Programs (SPS). College students have been handled to Science, Expertise, Engineering and Arithmetic.
They have been skilled within the Federal Authorities’s Power Training Program managed by the Ministry of Power via the Rural Electrification Company (REA).
Talking throughout the presentation of certificates to members on Monday, the Coaching Officer for the Asteven Renewable Power Academy, Isaac Negedu, described the coaching as a vital and welcome improvement.
Negedu stated REA employed the academy to conduct the coaching.
“The coaching is a part of the contracts between the Federal Authorities and the corporate that constructed the solar energy plant on the college,” he stated.
He stated the trainees have been uncovered to 3 basic areas, together with theories, practices and on-site visits.
He stated the coaching was designed to allow college students to change into self-sufficient, employable and self-employed after commencement.
Negedu additionally stated the coaching, performed in batches, had adequately ready the scholars for the longer term.
In response to him, renewable, inexperienced and clear vitality for the set up of photo voltaic methods is the enterprise and occupation of the longer term.
“The enterprise is sustainable and profitable,” he stated.
In a speech, the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Sunday Elom, stated the world is challenged by world warming, attributable to local weather change.
He stated that via renewable vitality, the hazards of local weather change could possibly be mitigated.
Elom, who was represented on the occasion by the Director, Bodily Planning, Works and Companies, thanked the Federal Authorities for selecting the college to learn from this system.
A 500-level Mechanical Engineering scholar, Michael Chukwu, who participated within the coaching, described vitality auditing as a very powerful process within the SPS set up.
Chukwu stated the vitality audit helps to know the variety of home equipment and the hours that the methods have been utilized in a house.
“With data, you possibly can decide the kind of panel, inverter and batteries for use within the set up of photo voltaic methods.
“I thank the administration of the college for profiting from the chance.” I promise to make use of the data gained to enhance society, ”he stated.