CDB program to train and certify solar PV workforce in the Caribbean

Current and potential solar photovoltaics (PV) practitioners in the Eastern Caribbean are currently benefiting from a training and international certification programme, aimed at persons who are currently working or are interested in the industry but lack internationally recognised certification.

Approximately 150 women and men will be trained in the installation of PV systems as part of this initiative. Additionally, 25 electrical inspectors will be trained to approve and certify grid-tied PV systems based on international standards for efficiency and safety.  The initiative is being pursued under the Sustainable Energy for the Eastern Caribbean (SEEC) Programme of the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) with the beneficiaries coming from the six independent OECS Countries participating in SEEC, namely: Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica, Grenada, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.