March 01, 2013

ASU, USAID launch clean energy training program for the Pacific

Posted: March 01, 2013
Vocational Training and Education for Clean Energy, a CTI-led global initiative, sponsored by USAID, led the first solar PV training in Fiji as part of its initiative to support off-grid solar PV equipment, installation, operation and maintenance.

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) awarded $1 million over the next two years to ASU's College of Technology and Innovation (CTI) to provide solar photovoltaic energy equipment and technology to up to 12 Pacific Island nations. The program aims to train local capactiies to support off-grid solar PV equipment installation, operation and maintenance. 

The collaborating teams from CTI and local dignitaries from higher education institutions and other organiziations from the Pacific Islands met in Suva, Fiji, to kick-off the partnership and the first training session at the University of the South Pacific.

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The University of the South Pacific

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