This technical assistance project aims to increase the capacity of local vocational trainers and facilitate industrial development in Bobo-Dioulasso, the second largest city in Burkina Faso. To achieve such objectives, Republic of China (Taiwan) provides fund and International Cooperation and Development Fund (TaiwanICDF) is responsible for fund management, equipment procurement and professionals contracting and recruiting. To further increase the performance of project, teams of consultants and experts are dispatched to enhance the teaching abilities of local training personnel; to develop skill certification system; and to supervise the construction of facility and installation of equipment and system as teaching materials.
The solar system with installed capacity of 21kWp, consisting of 6kWp Rooftop & 15kWp Ground mount, is designed to power lighting appliance in classrooms and laboratories. PV power as primary source of energy is used during the day for powering lighting system and charging ESS while grid as back-up power is consumed only when the energy stored in ESS is completely depleted during the night. Moveable PV Charing Box R&D performed by HAMAK Solar is ideal solution in Bobo where grid is notorious for its frequent power outage and benefits local trainees by providing uninterrupted energy for lighting, thereby greatly boosting attention and increasing performance during trainees’ study, especially at nighttime.
Expert from HAMAK Solar is commissioned not only to design PV system and provide guidance on system installation, but also help enhance the teaching abilities of local training personnel. Guided by HAMAK expert throughout system implementation, this group of would-be trainers acquire hands-on experience of inspection, commissioning, maintenance and operation and management of solar system. As one of the biggest solar system integrators in Taiwan, HAMAK Solar, by brining technical skills and Taiwan’s experience, has help consolidate the position of Taiwanese government as the strongest contributor to sustainable development in Burkina Faso.