Sunday, April 29, 2012

Portal for Renewable Energy Education Launched

IRENA’s global portal for renewable energy education launched
26 April 2012 - A much-needed new renewable energy learning resource was launched yesterday at the third Clean Energy Ministerial Meeting in London. The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) Renewable Energy Learning Partnership (IRELP) will provide an easily accessible online platform for renewable energy education and training.

The IRENA Renewable Energy Learning Partnership has been designed for worldwide use by learners – including students, vocational trainees and other professionals looking to develop and update their renewable energy knowledge; education and training providers; as well as government entities and decision makers.

“IRENA is responding to an unsatisfied demand for education and training in renewable energy technologies” explains IRENA’s Director General Adnan Z. Amin. “We have developed IRELP to meet the growing worldwide demand for skilled renewable energy personnel, especially in developing countries, where they have an important role to play in development and poverty alleviation”.

IRELP offers a global repertoire of renewable energy education opportunities including: a library with training materials; a database of webinars as well as of study and training programmes; an e-learning platform where students receive support through e-learning lectures and tutorials; and a knowledge exchange corner (Forum) where professors and renewable energy experts can participate and that will stimulate the further development of renewable energy modules and study programmes. read more>>>

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