Mr. Frede Boe Bosteen, a Dane, is the founder and chairman of DSTC Limited-Solar Training Center. It was originally a department of Deng Limited, founded by FBB in 1988. With his keen interest in developing solar energy for the benefit of the population in the off grid districts of Ghana. He decided in 2009 to separate the training center into a company of its own i.e. DSTC Limited-Solar Training Center. The emphasis of the company is on rural development in collaboration with NGO's, Polytechnics and private stakeholders. In addition to Solar Training DSTC also does consultancy, capacity building, and project implementation.
Ms. Hellena Buabeng, is the head of the DSTC Secretariat, and responsible for replying promptly to all enquiries and for coordinating the day to day operations of the training Centre.
DSTC Solar training center was established in 2009 and in technical cooperation with Global Sustainable Energy Solutions of Australia, and the department of Mechanical Engineering and Agriculture of KNUST at Kumasi, Ghana.
Initial co-financing was secured from DEG Germany. Other Sponsorships have been received from The Australian High Commission in Ghana.
DSTC has been established to contribute to the wider use of solar energy in West Africa in general, Ghana in particular, and thus expand the solar energy market into off grid districts. Solar lighting in the off grid districts will give equal opportunities to students to study, reduce pollution, improve health facilities, and social life.
The training is available to all stakeholders within the solar industry. The sustainability of the DSTC solar training center has been ensured by the Master Trainer having trained 3 local trainers who are now capable of carrying on with the training of all Stand Alone Solar Systems and business courses operated by the company.
The technical training courses consist of both classroom theoretical training as well as ‘hands on’ training with a demo installation. Solar awareness training for communities are carried out on a regular basis to help open up the market. A special Training course has been prepared in collaboration with the Ministry of Energy.
As part of its social contribution DSTC is from time to time including lectures by a qualified nurse on the prevention of HIV/AIDS and Malaria control.
Africa is blessed by an abundance of Sunshine. The Solar Industry is growing slowly but steadily and with the positive development more trained DSTC technicians will be needed as service providers and dealers. It is our hope and expectation that the solar training programs being offered by DSTC shall make an important contribution to the National Development efforts in reaching the objective of 10% reliance on renewable energy by 2020.
SOLAR TRAINING ANNOUNCEMENT
TRAINING: INSTALLATION & MAINTENANCE OF STAND-ALONE PV SOLAR SYSTEMS
DATE: 20TH – 24TH MARCH 2017
REGISTRATION IS ONGOING.
FOR MORE DETAILS CONTACT: 0246 697 605
One day solar workshop organized by DSTC in collaboration with GSES
DSTC Solar Training Centre has opened a new office in Tamale. Our offices can be located opposite Gariba Lodge, Rice City, Tamale.
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DSTC Solar Training Centre has been registered with COTVET as a Technical and Vocational Education Training (TVET) provider under the COTVET L. I. 2195 of 2012. Accreditation process is currently underway to be completed within the year.
DSTC Solar Training has become a member of the Renewable Energy Association of Ghana, REAG.