China holds so­lar en­ergy train­ing for trop­i­cal coun­tries

Pakistan Observer - - ECONOMY WATCH -

LANZHOU—China has or­ga­nized a so­lar en­ergy train­ing course for de­vel­op­ing coun­tries in trop­i­cal and sub­trop­i­cal re­gions. Twenty peo­ple from eight coun­tries and re­gions, in­clud­ing Ghana, Rwanda, Nepal and Kenya, be­gan the course, which started Fri­day in Lanzhou, cap­i­tal of north­west China’s Gansu Province. Spon­sored by China’s Min­istry of Com­merce and run by Gansu Nat­u­ral En­ergy Re­search In­sti­tute, the train­ing will fo­cus on the tech­nol­ogy of so­lar pho­to­voltaic (PV) sys­tems, so­lar wa­ter heaters, so­lar build­ing and so­lar de­sali­na­tion.

The 28-day course will in­clude lec­tures, technical ex­changes, eco­nomic and trade talks and on-site prac­tice, ac­cord­ing to An Xing­cai, deputy direc­tor of the in­sti­tute. Nana Sarfo Agye­mang, an of­fi­cial with the Min­istry of Power of Ghana, said trop­i­cal ar­eas have abun­dant so­lar en­ergy po­ten­tial, and China will help th­ese ar­eas make bet­ter use of the en­ergy with its ad­vanced re­new­able en­ergy tech­nol­ogy.—Xin­hua

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