GIZ announced on 25 December that it has held workshops over the last months to train 17 Libyan engineers in the use of the online Solar Atlas tool used to measure location irradiance across Libya.
The engineers were from Libya’s Centre of Solar Energy Research and Studies (CSERS) and the Renewable Energy Authority of Libya (REAoL).
Solar Atlas is a tool that helps assess how much sunlight specific areas receive, which is crucial for understanding their suitability for solar power generation projects.
The training, GIZ reported, was divided into two parts, both held in Tunis. The first session took place in July and the second session occurred in November. The 17 engineers were trained to extract resource data on Libya from Solar Atlas and developed the skills to set up and collect data themselves on irradiance from measurement stations (the amount of sunlight measured at certain locations).
Through practical experiments, GIZ reported, they have now been enabled to plan photovoltaic projects in Libya.
The workshops were supported by Germany’s BMZ through the project “Support for Renewable Energies in Libya (SREL)”. It is implemented by GIZ in cooperation with the Prime Minister’s Office of Libya and REAoL.