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Training 2019-07-31T21:42:31+00:00

SEIAPI is not a training institute however it promotes the development of quality training for the Sustainable Energy Industry in the Pacific.

In 2011, we worked with the University of the South Pacific (USP) to host the inaugural meeting, which led to the formation of the Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency Training Competency Standards Advisory Committee and associated technical committees. (Download ToR of the Committee).  The USP then acted as chair of the advisory committee and SEIAPI took the role of managing the technical committees.

In order to obtain provisional certification, individuals must attend training courses which use the competency standards developed and approved by the Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency Training Competency Standards Advisory Committee as the basis for their curriculums.

In 2018, as part of the SEIDP (Sustainable Energy Industry Development Project), SEIAPI/PPA updated/replaced old competency standards which are more accurately known as unit standards under Pacific Register of Qualifications and Standards (PRQS). This work involved the demarcation of PV systems through levels. A Technical Advisory Committee was formed including Solar Engineers, Trainers and Solar Consultants from various countries in the Pacific. A number of unit standards were developed which were then approved by the Technical Advisory Committee. Upon submissions to EQAP and a thorough vetting the approved unit standards have been accredited under PRQS.

The unit standards accredited are:

  • Designer of Grid Connected PV Systems
  • Installer of Grid Connected PV Systems
  • Designer of Off Grid PV Power Systems – DC Load SHS
  • Designer of Off Grid PV Power Systems – Stand-alone Solar Systems
  • Designer of Off Grid PV Power Systems – Hybrid Power Systems
  • Installer of Off Grid PV Power Systems – DC Load SHS
  • Installer of Off Grid PV Power Systems – Stand-alone Solar Systems
  • Installer of Off Grid PV Power Systems – Hybrid Power Systems
  • Maintainer of Off Grid PV Power Systems – DC Load SHS
  • Maintainer of Off Grid PV Power Systems – Stand-alone Solar Systems
  • Maintainer of Off Grid PV Power Systems – Hybrid Power Systems
  • Operator and Maintainer of Grid Connected PV Systems

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