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SolarBK & Bach Khoa Uni partner to promote renewable energy

Released at: 08:27, 19/05/2019

SolarBK & Bach Khoa Uni partner to promote renewable energy

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Two sign comprehensive cooperation agreement in training and clean energy development.

by Hung Cao

Bach Khoa Solar Energy Group (SolarBK) and Bach Khoa University (BKU) recently announced comprehensive cooperation in recruitment, training, scientific research, and technology transfer.

Solar Experience Space (SES), established in 2017 by SolarBK and BKU, and solar projects installed at Bach Khoa University have proved their efficiency and the development of Vietnam’s renewable energy industry. This first step in comprehensive cooperation comes as solar power has become more popular in Vietnam.

Cooperative renewable energy development

The government has strongly encouraged the development of renewable energy in recent years, considering its potential for the economy and the environment and in sustainable development. Training a young workforce is extremely important in making the solar power industry a key economic sector in Vietnam.

With a mission to promote Vietnam’s renewable energy around the world, the cooperation between SolarBK and BKU is a crucial step in generating a high-quality workforce with practical knowledge about the industry. BKU not only aims to become the leading school in electrical engineering and electronics but also to become a pioneer in practical training in renewable energy.

For example, SES is the first model in renewable energy, for passionate students to research and gain more knowledge about the industry. With 16.065 kWp capacity, the system cuts approximately 23 tons of CO2 each year and helped nearly 24,000 BKU students learn about renewable energy. The SES project overcame more than 41 others to be the only Vietnamese project to win The Smarter E Award 2018 - Outstanding Project category.

Cooperation content

Based on equality and shared goals to develop renewable energy in Vietnam, the two parties have built cooperation categories.

Firstly, they will associate to research, develop, and deploy new technologies as well as share experience and expertise based on both sides’ needs. The agreement proposes forming an expert group to research scientific projects related to developing “Made in Vietnam” smart renewable energy, supporting technology transfer in the renewable energy field, and approving rooftop solar power system experiments under the ESCO model (Energy Service Company).

Secondly, they will support students - the future workforce - to access a practical working environment through internships and skills training, such as supporting them in visiting SolarBK’s construction projects and providing a renewable energy internship environment for students of related industries. The cooperation also organizes renewable energy training (with certification).

With a vision to form a descendant team, the cooperation means higher workplace proactivity and is a chance for SolarBK and BKU to develop more pragmatic research projects in order to upgrade the manufacturing process in and quality of “Made in Vietnam” products and promote solar energy to the broadest extent and make it closer to households. BKU is also the base from which SolarBK forms and develops.

Given that the government has continually encouraged renewable energy in general and solar energy in particular, Vietnam has to speed up producing more workers to satisfy potential demand. This cooperation therefore meets needs in the supply and demand of workers in Vietnam’s renewable energy sector.

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