Limited availability of skilled human capital is an imminent gap in the rooftop solar sector considering the scale of expansion and relatively new technology. It requires building capacity of several key stakeholders. These include developing technical skills of rooftop solar system designers and installers, know-how of utility officials on interconnection of systems safely to the grid, project appraisal skills of financial institutions, and entrepreneurship skills for enabling the private sector participation for long-term sustainability of projects, among others. With an objective to build human capital to ensure capacity addition of rooftop solar following GoI targets, the following stakeholders are trainedunder the SUPRABHA TA program: bankers, utility officials, entrepreneurs, developers and trainers.
The genesis of this work package was the lack of technical expertise to carry out various tasks at each stages of due diligence for solar rooftop projects, lack of skilled workforce availability in the rooftop solar space such as lack of technical and financial expertise to carry out due diligence for appraisal and financing of solar rooftop projects, lack of skilled manpower to carry out installation and commissioning, lack of specialised O&M personnel, lack of technical capability and knowhow on interconnection processes. This work package covers capacity building of each of these stakeholders on several topics
Distribution Utilities/ SNA/ Regulators: GRPV concept, technology, resource and site assessment, system design and components, policy, regulations, interconnection process, GRPV grid integration, standards, design requirement for safety, business models, and overall rooftop program management.
Bankers/Financial Institutions: Evaluation of rooftop project eligibility, financial viability, energy and performance estimations, evaluation and appraisal, risks, legal and contract terms with regards to rooftop system and product documentation and disbursement process.
Project developers and entrepreneurs: Policy and regulations, business models, technology, design requirement for safety, interconnection process, GRPV grid integration, standards, feasibility and planning, documentation, quality assurance, standards and project management.
Developing Standard Operating Manual for management of Training Programs
Formation of North and North East Solar Training Network (nNEST-NET)
Preparation and Delivery of National Training Calendar
Management and Delivery of Training Programs (Trainee & Trainers)
Overall Implementation Assessment (OIA) Report