SDC Project Implemented by Helvetas and MDA

Kosovo’s first certified solar engineers

The threat of climate change and air pollution on the world has never been more 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. The Sun emits enough power onto earth to satisfy our entire energy demand. And with solar energy supply facilities getting cheaper and cheaper by the year, many say that the future of energy is solar.

In Kosovo, 250 out of 365 days are sunny, which means the conditions are ideal to set up a budding solar energy infrastructure. But lack of training and certification in the solar engineering field meant that very few Kosovo-based businesses were equipped with the skills to enter the solar energy market.

This is why EYE supported the training and certification of the 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.

One of the main local private businesses to benefit from the initiative is Elen Solar Power. Five of their engineers—out of a total of 18—were trained and certified by international experts on the design and installation of solar panels.

With international certifications under their belt, the company is now equipped with the necessary expertise that positions them to work on both local and international projects. Elen has been helping multiple businesses and private households move to greener energy sources and reduce their carbon footprint. According to them, the market for solar energy has bene steadily growing in Kosovo, and a greener future is just around the corner!

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