Solar system course concluded [Archives:2005/900/Local News]

December 5 2005

ADEN, Nov. 27 – The Eskwa regional course on the Solar system for rural areas was concluded in Aden on Wednesday November 30th. The course was organized by the UN Financial Committee for west Asia in cooperation with the Yemeni Ministry of Electricity and the German Establishment for International Cooperation GTZ. 38 Arab and international Eskwa members have participated in this course, along with 28 Yemeni delegates from the General Authority for Electricity, Water and Sewage System and their branches in the governorates.

The course aims at acquainting the participants with the solar energy technology, design operation and maintenance, it also aims at creating new jobs using the new technology. The trainees were fully informed about the design and maintenance of the technology, they have also visited a solar project in Sheikh Salim village in Abian in order to identify the problems that the beneficiaries meet and study them.

The course have also adopted a number of recommendations, such as encouraging authorities to use solar energy to pump water to remote areas, promoting awareness and to reduce or cancel customs and taxes on renewable energy products. They also recommended the manufacture of some of the renewable energy parts locally.