Technical vocational teachers and company technicians were trained by an international trainer team of Schneider Electric on the commissioning and application of solar training equipment. The training course took place at Ninh Thuan Vocational College (NTVC) the future hub for initial and further training on renewable energies in Viet Nam. It was conducted from 09 to 12 January 2023 for 18 teachers of NTVC and Nha Trang College of Technology and 2 technicians of Schneider Electric.
The international trainer team enabled the teachers and technicians to distinguish different types of solar systems and to operate simulation equipment for an isolated solar system. They learned how to explain and demonstrate the components of an isolated solar system that includes solar panels, charge controller, inverter, battery, and electrical load. The participants gained knowledge and skills to apply water pumps in training using off-grid solar energy. They programmed variable speed drives by software and manual methods. The participants studied sizing solar panels for replication of the solar water pump system in isolated areas with no energy access. They were enabled to set the renewable energy production bench at different configurations, with or without certain components of a renewable system, and to conduct remote monitoring through mobile phone.
After the training, Mr. Dang Ngoc Vong, Dean of Electrical-Electronic Faculty of NTVC expressed, “The training provided participants with fundamentals of operation and applications of off-grid solar systems and helped us to install properly inverter used for the isolated solar systems which enable our teaching staff to gain deep understanding of the functions and applications of this equipment for their teaching in the future.”
The further training was implemented in the frame of the Development Partnership (DPP) Vocational Training Center for Renewable Energies – Wind and Solar Technology. The DPP is implemented jointly by the cooperation partners Vietnam Industries Building Services JSC, Festo Didactic SE, Schneider Electric Vietnam, Ninh Thuan Vocational College, and the Programme “Reform of Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) in Vietnam” and supported by the develoPPP.de programme of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH in cooperation with the Vietnamese Directorate of Vocational Education and Training (DVET).