Tuesday, 26 November 2013

How to Start Solar Energy Business

You can become one of the big entrepreneurs in this business that requires no financial investment. Investing your talent and passion in the solar energy business will make you a successful entrepreneur.


Starting your own solar energy business can become big even if you are also one of the consumers of these products. It starts with renting the solar energy system for your home. In order to give you the step by step method then keep on reading.


It starts with being a solar energy consultant where you have to educate these people on how they can use the solar energy system and save a lot of energy and even make business out of it with no investments at all. All they have to do is to learn and use the solar energy by renting it

All you have to do is to complete the necessary training and passing them means you are now eligible to manage your own solar energy business. With this small business opportunity, you will have to do the second step which is training for the detailed information about the solar energy industry. You will be given training tools and they will teach you how everything works which includes the installation of the system. Having knowledge in electricity is not necessary because it is actually easy to install. What you need to do is to be attentive and open-minded. What’s good about being involved in this business is that the support is ongoing and everyone will surely succeed and earn.

Rooftop Solar System Training at Institute of Solar Technology, Howrah, WB

Rooftops are the most practical places for solar power systems. All un-shaded flat or sloping  roof types, are ideal for solar systems. A flat rooftop is an ideal and easy space to install solar panels,

An important consider is the location and angle of the solar modules.Solar panels are ideally installed facing south at a the 30 degree angle. However, some solar mounts come at pre-fabricated angles. A professional who has gone through solar installation training at Institute of Solar Technology should be able to determine the best angle and direction for the panels, including whether the panels are better off facing east-west or north-south.

Before working  with rooftop PV project, install location and technical specification must be considered. The trained solar installers will have to either take the necessary precautions to eliminate related issues or consider alternative ways.  

One of the greatest benefits of the solar project has been to the environment. IST's focus on sustainability has allowed the entrepreneur to reduce its carbon footprint and use of the world's finite resources. 

Friday, 15 November 2013

Solar Power Training for Youth



Short Term Training
Long Term Training
Home Study *
Advanced Certificate in Photovoltaic System Technician - 



Duration: 1 Month/80 Hours
Class Time: Monday to Friday - 4 Hours/day 
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Advanced Certificate in Photovoltaic System Business Management 

Duration: 3 Weeks/60 Hours 
Class Time: Monday to Friday - 4 Hours/day More>> 

Advanced Certificate in Photovoltaic System Installer

Duration: 3 Weeks/70 Hours 
Class Time: Monday to Friday - 5 Hours/day  More>> 

Advanced Certificate in Photovoltaic Power Plant Maintenance

Duration: 3 Weeks/70 Hours 
Class Time: Monday to Friday - 4.5 Hours/day More>> 

Certificate in Photovoltaic Module Manufacturing Process

Duration: 2 Weeks/50 Hours 
Class Time: Monday to Friday - 5 Hours/day  More>>
Advanced Certificate in Photovoltaic System Technician - 



Duration: 6 Months 
Class Time: Saturday and Sunday - 2 Hours/day 
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Advanced Certificate in Photovoltaic System Business Management 

Duration: 6 Months 
Class Time: Saturday and Sunday - 2 Hours/day More>> 

Advanced Certificate in Photovoltaic System Installer

Duration: 6 Months 
Class Time: Saturday and Sunday - 2 Hours/day  More>> 

Advanced Certificate in Photovoltaic Power Plant Maintenance

Duration: 6 Months 
Class Time: Saturday and Sunday - 2 Hours/day More>> 

Certificate in Photovoltaic Module Manufacturing Process

Duration: 3 Months 
Class Time: Saturday and Sunday-2 Hours/day More>>
Advanced Certificate in Photovoltaic System Technician - 



Duration: 6 Months 
Class Time: Two days Practical Class & online support More>> 

Advanced Certificate in Photovoltaic System Business Management 

Duration: 6 Months 
Class Time: Two days Practical Class & online support More>> 

Advanced Certificate in Photovoltaic System Installer

Duration: 6 Months 
Class Time: Two days Practical Class & online support More>> 

Advanced Certificate in Photovoltaic Power Plant Maintenance

Duration: 6 Months 
Class Time: Two days Practical Class & online support More>> 


* Home Study: This is combine synchronous and asynchronous learning to create a structure in which the student is required to meet at a specific time in practical classroom[1] or online support (Internet chat room). Who are engaged in PV system job, can enroll in this system. However, they are allowed to complete assignments on their own time and may pass through an examination.



Wednesday, 13 November 2013

Free E-course on Solar Technology

“The Power Is In Your Hands”: 

"The true wealth of a Nation consists not in the stored-up gold in its coffers and banks, not in the factories, but in the intellectual and physical strength of its men, women and children." - Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman

IST on Thursday, 7th November, 2013 celebrated CV Raman's 125th birthday by dedicating this free E-course - "The Power Is In Your Hands" for children. For kids of all ages, there is always something new to learn about science and technology. IST supports Solar Energy education through educational online content.

Because of a growing interest in renewable energy and the increasingly competitive prices of alternative energy sources, solar power has received a lot of attention over the past several years. However, solar power generation itself is not new; it has been used for more than half a century, mostly on a small scale or for specialized purposes, such as generating electricity for spacecraft and satellites or for use in remote areas.

Course contents of  - "The Power Is In Your Hands"

1. Energy Efficiency Green Roofs
These lessons are assembled to give a rounded explanation of green building, the structure of a basic house, how the house performs as a thermal envelope, the importance and science of air quality and some methodology on the advances in home testing that will expose energy loss in a finished house.

2. Energy Efficiency Science
This curriculum provides energy efficiency and green roofs lessons to be integrated into high school science courses.


Eligibility of participants

• It is open for children in the age of 10 to 14 years (lower age group) and from 14+ to 17 years (upper age group).
• No one can do the project – study under a teacher guide.
• Parents, whose child would participate in the E-course, should be support to get online course materials.

• Free admission & free raffles of "green" and solar-powered items.
• Preregistration required - please send e-mail with complete information below.

  1. Candidate Name:
  2. Father's Name:
  3. Mother's Name: 
  4. Date of Birth (with age prove) :
  5. Age Group: Lower / Upper 
  6. Student of Class (with prove): V / VI / VII / VIII / IX / X 
  7. School Name:
  8. School Address: 
  9. Full Postal Address: 
  10. Father's Mobile No: 
  11. Candidate Photo: 
Attach Age prove, Last Mark sheet/Certificate which get from School, School ID card
Send to customercaregps@gmail.com 

MORE PV SOLAR TRAINING FOR YOUTH
NEW COURSE MODULE COMING SOON!

Monday, 11 November 2013

Sustainable Community Development

Institute of Solar Technology has been established by "Global Advanced Training & Educational Trust". IST is an academic and research-oriented self project that has worked in partnership with companies, women's organizations, community development associations and sociological research institutes. Join with us and build Sustainable Community.

NGOs have shown leadership in promoting sustainable community development. Due to their particular ideology and nature, NGOs are good at reaching out to the poor and remote communities and mobilizing these populations. They can also empower these populations to regain control of their lives and can work with and strengthen local organizations. In addition, such NGOs can carry out projects more efficiently and at lower costs than government agencies and, most importantly, promote sustainable development.

The five dimensions of sustainable community development are as follows:

  1. Increasing local economic diversity
  2. Self reliance: development of local markets, local production, local processing, greater co-operation among local economic entities
  3. Reduction in the use of energy combined with recycling and management of waste products
  4. Protection and enhancement of biological diversity and stewardship of natural resources commitment of sustainable communities to social justice.
  5. This can be done by funding projects, contributing to awareness, and promoting the self-organization of various groups.

Sustainable Development:
NGOs have played a significant role in promoting sustainable development at the international level. In response to such concerns, many corporations are embracing a stakeholder approach that looks at the impact of business activity on customers, employees, communities, and other interested groups. There are numerous visible manifestations of this shift. The primary one has been an increased attention to social and environmental affairs. Many corporations are taking responsibility for their actions and are starting to report on the impact of their activities. A secondary shift is more heartening: Many companies have designed management structures that integrate sustainable development concerns.

Sustainable Consumption:
NGOs can also play an important role as partners to business/industry in promoting sustainable consumption. Some of the instances where this partnership has been successful is in categories such as product development, sustainable housing, labeling, World Wildlife Fund (WWF), green purchasing, marine stewardship, and so on. 

By working together, [HUD, DOT, and EPA] can make sure that when it comes to development—housing, transportation, energy efficiency—these things aren’t mutually exclusive; they go hand in hand. And that means making sure that affordable housing exists in close proximity to jobs and transportation. That means encouraging shorter travel times and lower travel costs. It means safer, greener, more livable communities. 
–President Barack Obama

Developing more sustainable communities is important to our national goals of strengthening our economy, creating good jobs now while providing a foundation for lasting prosperity, using energy more efficiently to secure energy independence, and protecting our natural environment and human health. 


Sustainability is a process of continuous improvement so communities constantly evolve and make changes to accomplish their goals. The initiatives and resources on this website have been selected to help you learn about ways to make your community healthier, safer, greener, more livable, and more prosperous.

Sunday, 3 November 2013

EMPOWERING COMMUNITIES for the 21st Century

"Empowering people for sustainable energy"

The economic development of modern societies is crucially dependent on energy. Energy is vital for sustainable development. The methods of production, supply and consumption of energy are key issues in sustainable development because they strongly affect the local and global environment.

India is the world’s seventh-largest energy producer and the fifth-largest energy consumer, accounting for more than 4% of total global annual energy consumption.

India needs to shift to non-polluting renewable sources of energy to meet future demand for electricity for economic as well as environmental development. Renewable energy will provide long-term economic growth for India. Renewable energy has the potential to re-energize India’s economy by creating millions of new jobs, allowing the country to achieve energy independence, reduce its trade deficits and propel it forward as a “Green Nation.”

To build stable and sustainable communities, required meaningful employment opportunities for Young adults. Young people, when gainfully employed, represent a tremendous resource for developing and industrialized nations; they bring energy, creativity, and imagination to many nation-building tasks, from building infrastructure to preserving the environment. But until a global, collaborative approach is developed that empowers youth to promote environmental sustainability, and make this an economically viable alternative, a valuable asset to help address global environmental goals will remain untapped.

Youth must be provided with a stake in their future so that they will sacrifice their ‘today’ for a better ‘tomorrow.’ 

Now is the time to empower young people with a supportive environment and appropriate opportunities for employment. Youth are the principal agents for social change, economic development and technological innovation. The environment is threatened by the perils of global warming, climate change, and energy crises. There is a need to protect the environment and at the same time to provide young people with opportunities for sustainable livelihoods. 

This article looks at youth employment opportunities in the renewable energy sector. This sector has many eco-job opportunities. Eco-jobs are not restricted only to youth-entrepreneurs setting up renewable energy enterprises. Promoting alternative sources of energy must form a part of regional policies as it can bring employment to regions, which were not previously industrially developed. 

Most importantly, job creation takes place in the rural areas where unemployment is often very high. Availability of job opportunities in rural areas would prevent the rural youth from migrating to the cities to seek employment. This will not only ease the pressure on urban centers, but will ensure that the rural youth will not leave their villages, thereby ensuring the presence of a valuable asset needed for development – dynamic and hard working youth. Opportunities for youth in the renewable energy sector can be generated by government institutions, non-government institutions, and the private sector or can be purely self-employment.

Barriers to the Adoption of Renewable Energy 

There are several barriers in the form of limited information, lack of technical skills and institutional capacity, prohibitive costs, and inaccessibility to technology. These make it difficult to adopt renewable energy in poor countries.
  • Lack of Information: Rural communities frequently have limited access to existing knowledge bases that promote the use of renewable energy through economically and financially sustainable models.
  • Lack of Technical or Commercial Skills: Even if they have the above-mentioned knowledge base, rural communities, and their youth frequently lack the skills and experience to produce and promote renewable energy.
  • Lack of Institutional Capacity for Promoting Renewable Energy: Throughout the developing world there is a lack of institutions serving youth that have expertise in renewable energy technologies and business development. Institutions that exist have an overwhelming task to do in which they need a great amount of support.

Apart from the above, there is another barrier with regard to youth employment in the area of renewable energy. This is the lack of youth involvement. Young people generally have the energy, the vision and the belief to get involved with new and innovative projects. 

However, in the majority of  many countries, there is a lack of infrastructure to support youth employment projects, and youth are not provided the necessary coaching, trust and enabling environment to make viable contributions to the local economy and environment. To be able to link sustainable development and youth employment, there is a pressing need to involve youth and to give them the necessary coaching, trust, and enabling environment.

The use of renewable sources of energy and renewable energy technologies should therefore be an important element for supporting entrepreneurial initiatives and employment. In order to create a favorable climate for the exploitation of the renewable energy technologies and its diverse applications it is essential to train the men and women who would implement them. Thus, essential components of any developmental effort are education and training. The early involvement of individuals and community organizations benefiting from the implementation of renewable energy projects is an important step towards its success.

The promotion of youth led renewable energy enterprises will tackle jointly the issues of youth unemployment as well environmentally sustainable development. The rural youth needs an enabling environment for the successful and continued implementation of renewable energy. Thus they need to be equipped with the skills that could enable them to set up viable and sustainable enterprises. This will build the much-needed institutional capacity to develop renewable energy enterprises. They need to be coached and trained in all the relevant areas for setting up and successfully running renewable energy enterprises.

India can ramp up its efforts to develop and implement large utility-scale solar and wind energy farms to meet the country’s economic development goals, while creating energy independence and realizing potentially enormous environmental benefits. Both issues have a direct influence on national security and the health of the Indian economy.


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