In many less economically developed countries it is hard to find people with the skill set necessary to sell and install solar power systems.
The Appropriate Technology Collaborative has developed a curriculum “Circuits and Solar”. We work with local teachers who learn the curriculum which includes material about electricity, circuits and solar design. We then focus on solar installation techniques and to finish the course we work with students who want to start their own solar businesses to create a business plan based on local conditions and available technologies.
Circuits and Solar is part of our Mayan Power and Light (MPL) program. MPL provides both the technical training of Circuits and Solar along with business incubation services.