5.1. The trainings
The aim is that both the local partner and Thel’ulwazi define the most suitable program for trainings. It will be based on what has been developed in the feasibility study. However, we would like to suggest the following program, as a start:
Module 1: Basic Knowledge Renewable Energy
Module 2: Design and installation of Photovoltaic systems
Module 3: Economic efficiency models for Photovoltaic systems
Module 4: Battery systems
Module 5: E-mobility
Module 6: Fresh produce & Energy – plants, greenhouse and free field systems
Module 7: Fresh produce & Energy- irrigation, fertilization, control, monitoring
Module 8: Operation, maintenance, monitoring systems.
Thel’ulwazi will realize the first trainings under the Train-The-Trainer principle.
5.2. Research activities
With Fresh produce and Energy, Thel’ulwazi will establish a platform to develop several activities, where research is very important as the PV modules create a special environment under them that may not be suitable for some Herbs and vegetables. Therefore, the main purpose of the research activities is to determine the most suitable produce for the local Fresh produce & Energy system and, in general, how to optimize Energy production without compromising Fresh food production.
The Fresh production & Energy systems can be used for experimentation by students that are furthering their studies in agriculture. All the intellectual property generated as consequence of the use these facilities, will be shared 50%-50% between Thel’ulwazi and the local partner.
As far as costs are concerned, the local partner will have to determine them, considering salaries of Trainers, Farm managers, assistants and the equipment that will be needed. Although the local partner and Thel’ulwazi will look for funds, the local partner should invest more on the sustainability part of the Fresh produce sales.