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The PVTRIN (Training of Photovoltaic Installers) project addresses the market needs by developing a training and certification scheme for technicians who are active in the installation and maintenance of small scale PV systems.

This scheme incorporates the criteria set by the 2009/28/EC Directive (article 14, Annex IV) for qualification schemes and certified training courses in each Member State, taking into account the national framework and legislation. It will, initially, be implemented in six (6) countries: Greece, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Romania and Spain. In order to incorporate the genuine market needs and to assure the broadest possible support, the key stakeholder groups are involved in the project’s activities.

The PVTRIN’s challenges are to:
  • set the base for the adoption of a mutually acknowledged certification scheme
  • establish a pool of local technicians who are competent at installing PV systems according multinational quality standards
  • guarantee the best performance of PV installations, lowering risks or technical failures during the system’s installation and life cycle
  • reinforce PV technology’s credibility and to boost the competitiveness of the PV industry