Posted on :Monday , 23rd August 2021
Labacorp Energy, a Cameroonian indigenous company, has announced that it will open a new solar academy in Kenya to support the government objectives towards a sustainable source of power in the country's energy sector by grooming more solar skilled workers.
Labacorp will work with its joint venture partner, Mission Excellence Kenya, to establish the solar academy in the in Nairobi country's capital city. The project will be completed within this year 2021, with development plans to expand the solar academy across emerging and frontier solar markets in the African continent.
Kenya has 1 of the most developed power sectors in sub-Saharan Africa, which has opened its market to Independent Power Producers (IPPs) in the mid of 1990s. Kenya benefits from factors including an active private sector; Kenya Power's long track record as a creditworthy off-taker; and abundant renewable energy resources, especially geothermal, solar and wind.
Bako Ambianda, Labacorp Energy CEO said that the Solar Academy will offer 3 main solar training programs namely, Basic Solar Training, Advance Solar Training, and Solar Entrepreneurship Training to further enhance the growth and development of Kenya's energy sector.
In Bako Ambianda words, â€œWe strive to support the objectives for the growth of Kenya's solar power sector, as our solar training add dramatically to the growing trend of solar energy, create jobs, build entrepreneurs, and improve local economies.
"Solar power is now economically feasible across most countries around the world, thanks to several factors, notably falling cost of solar panels, the rising cost of fuels used in conventional power generation, and excellent fit to demand patterns.
"We also have a network of professional licensed solar instructors from the U.S, Germany, India, Canada, U.K., France and Turkey. The academy will be equipped with interactive training simulation tools for solar installers, solar employees, trainers and solar entrepreneurs, among others."
Labacorp Solar Academy is a professional solar training institution that provides on-site and online solar training courses and certification. Through our programs, we help create more demand for solar energy, train and mentor solar entrepreneurs, increase solar jobs, improve workforce productivity and groom more solar skilled workers, engineers and technicians.