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Meet Vigan Iberdemaj, one of Kosovo’s First Solar Photovoltaics (PV) Certified Engineer!

The threat of climate change and air pollution on the world has never been this severe. Switching to clean, renewable energy is one of the most significant actions we can undertake to reduce our carbon footprint and impact on the environment.

In Kosovo, one exemplary young man in field of Renewable Energy is Vigan Iberdemaj. As an engineer of Renewable Energy, the 23-year-old works to increase energy production through clean energy sources, and designs energy-efficient machinery. 

As of last week, Vigan belongs to the very first group of certified engineers in Kosovo for the design and installation of Solar Photovoltaics PV, a technology that converts sunlight into direct current electricity. This certification was made possible by a cooperation between EYE, USAID Empower Private Sector, and KIMERK, the metal industry and renewable energy cluster in Kosovo.

“I studied renewable energy systems at the University of Prishtina, and my wish was to continue my career in the solar energy sector,” Vigan says. “Kosovo has tremendous potential for solar energy utilization as it is in a good geographical position, with many sunny days and high solar radiation.”

Vigan said that there has been a noticeable growth in Solar PV projects in Kosovo in the past years, which have the potential to bring untapped economic benefits for the country while conserving the environment.

“Renewables are the future of energy, and I hope as an engineer in the field, I will make my utmost contribution to move away from traditional harmful energy sources and focus on alternative sources,” Vigan said.

His certification in Solar PV, which EYE is proud to have made possible, will give him access to new markets and make him competitive both locally and internationally!

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