If plans go right, India will soon have certified and trained solar water heating systems installers. An initiative by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) in collaboration with the International Copper Promotion Council, India (ICPCI) to create training module is expected to bring in at least 1,000 certified installers of solar water heating systems across the country by the end of the year.
The information was given by Sanjeev Ranjan, CEO of ICPCI. The dearth of trained solar water heating systems installers has been a hurdle in expansion of markets. To overcome this, the ICPCI had approached Industrial Training Institutes (ITI) across India to start training modules so as to create the required manpower. Three pilot programmes last year saw 71 students of ITIs of Pune, Bangalore and Gurgaon being trained as installers.