On Monday 3 November 2014, GSES formed a strategic cooperative relationship with China’s National Energy Solar Center (NESC), which is incorporated by the China Electric Power Research Institute, to collaborate on the development and production of training resource materials for the Chinese solar industry. The memorandum of understanding signed by the two groups initiates a two-year training experience project, which aims to build local solar training capacity and installation expertise in China, and includes the translation and publication of GSES’s resource manuals and the development of a set of training courses for the various strata of the Chinese solar energy industry.
“This is an exciting opportunity for GSES to lead this exchange of information and industry experience as developed in Australia”, said Geoff Stapleton, GSES Managing Director.
GSES is excited to be working with NESC and the burgeoning Chinese solar industry. China has the potential to be a world leader in solar, and with its recent announcement of plans to raise installed capacity to 70 gigawatts by 2017, it is essential that the country have a well-trained and skilled workforce. GSES and NESC hope to contribute to meeting this demand through their training materials and projects, which will help engineers, installers and industry to make the most of the opportunities ahead.