Croatian trainees enjoy the Sevillian sun while building a solar house | Euromind
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In April of 2017, we were very pleased to welcome 16 enthusiastic Croatian trainees to Seville as part of a two-week practical training course on solar energy at a local host organization. During their stay the students were given the opportunity to apply their priorly-gained knowledge and skills by constructing their own solar house from scratch. They gained a lot of useful new insights which will help them in their future job search. Their main tasks included the following:


  • Recognizing the types of photovoltaic cells: polycrystallines, monocrystallines and amorphous.
  • Obtaining characteristic parameters of the panel. This includes measuring voltage and current and using a multi meter according to the inclination grade.
  • Recognizing and identifying different types of controllers, its programming and functioning.
  • Assembling, calculating and designing a solar installation on a computer.
  • Assembling an electrical panel, AC power circuits and solar circuits of the house.
  • Assembling plumbing installation for the shower and water taps with the solar pump and a solar lamp with twilight switch.
  • Visiting solar facility of 64 kWp connected to the network and thermosolar facility: Solucar.


After the work was done, the students were able to enjoy some free time and visit the beautiful city of Seville during a Seville tour as well as it neighbouring cities. They took part in an exciting cultural trip to the gorgeous seasides of Cadiz.



Tomislav Mandic: 

‘I like this project very much because it allowed me to develop my knowledge. Besides that, I was also able to explore the city of Sevilla, its culture and architecture. We did our practical training at SAFA School which is a wonderful school. We built a small solar house that we built from scratch and we even assembled and constructed the house’s electric installation. I like this city so much and this is an amazing project for giving us this wonderful opportunity. The city is beautiful, full of energy and very interesting. ‘


Irena Pranjic:

‘I like this project very much. It gives us the possibility to learn new and different types of information while carrying out practical training. It gives me the opportunity to expand my knowledge. We worked on solar collectors and electrical house installations. I like Sevilla as a city and I was amazed to learn about its architecture and culture. The weather conditions are much better compared to Croatia and I could live here forever. This project will certainly help me in my future job search.’



Project Details

Project Title: Education for New Energy Technologies
Project Number: 2016-1-HR01-KA102-021691
Number of participants: 16
City & country: Slavonski Brod (Croatia)

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