In March 2019, EuroMind team was pleased to welcome 16 enthusiastic polish students to Seville to take part in two-week practical training course on solar energy at school. This school provides all educational levels, excluding university education, starting from primary school to vocational training. The main VET fields are Microsystem Technologies (basic level), Network Systems Management (regular level) and training in the field of renewable energy sources (solar energy). During their stay students were given the opportunity to apply their skills and knowledge by constructing their own solar house. They gained a lot of useful experience, as they had many different tasks, including:
-Recognizing the qualities of the solar energy and the risks of working with solar energy
– 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
-Checking, identifying and maintaining the batteries and the inverters
-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 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
During students stay in Spain, they also had various activities to not only develop their professional skills but also to broaden their horizons and know more about Spanish culture and history. First of all, students had a study visit to an international company that applies innovative technology solutions for sustainability in the energy and environment sectors, generating electricity from renewable resources, converting biomass into biofuels and producing drinking water from seawater. Moreover, students had a Seville city tour and trips to Malaga and Gibraltar guided by a guide of EuroMind, who made their trip more enjoyable and helped them to have a deeper insight in the culture and history of Iberian Peninsula.
I think we had a great time in Sevilla. During our lessons I learned how to make photovoltaic off-grid installation, learned types of solar panels and wiring methods. With Manuel’s help, our teacher, we built a working home electrical installation powered by photovoltaic off-grid solar system. Manuel is a great teacher. His English is good, we understand him and the knowledge that he wanted to give to us. The time during our practices is very well organized, and very interesting. I think, the project gave us a lot of practical and theoretical knowledge and work experience as well.
We spent a great time practicing. We learned how to make photovoltaic panels. We got to know the types of renewable energy and the principles of health and safety at work. I consider the time spent on practice to be very successful.
Project Title: Hiszpański staż zawodowy oknem na świat
Project Number: 2018-1-PL01-KA102-048784
Number of participants: 16
Country: Poland, Elbląg