Guided Projects focuses on deployment of proven, easily replicable clean energy projects led by youth. The 10-month program includes 2 months of intensive coursework followed by 4 to 8 months of project execution. Teams will receive coaching throughout the program, and mentorship and funding during the project execution phase.
Meet The 2022 Cohort!
Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT)
Developed the first Guided Project, a 12 kW rooftop solar project at NAIT’s Edmonton campus.
University of Calgary
Jomo Kenyatta University Of Agriculture And Technology (JKUAT)
Installing a solar PV + battery system to electrify Gachororo Primary School in Juja, Kenya.
Universidade Federal da Integração Latino-americana (UNILA)
Building a solar-powered satellite internet system in the remote Amazonian village of Alto Mishagua.
University of Manitoba
Using solar energy to heat a shipping container that is repurposed for growing plants.
Why Guided Projects?
Guided Projects gives a cohort of global youth the critical early career and project development experiences they need to enter the energy industry and thrive as lifelong problem-solvers and executors.
Below is the curriculum for the Solar PV Guided Projects, the theme of this year’s cohort.
TRACK 1: Basics of Solar PV
TRACK 2: Project Development
By the end of the project, participants will:
- Gain valuable hands-on experience in developing their clean energy project, from planning to commissioning
- Be empowered to take on more complex projects
- Gain confidence in engaging and working with key stakeholders in the energy industry including engineering
contractors, project hosts, and local regulators, to name a few
- Increase their knowledge and skills in clean energy and project development
Get Involved in SE Guided Projects
Calling all solar contractors and suppliers based in Canada!
Do you want to support youth in developing their clean energy projects as
contractors and/or project partners? Are you seeking connections and working relationships with youth who are passionate about clean energy project development? We would love to hear from you.
Your response will be stored in our database for youth in Guided Projects. During the procurement stage of their projects, youth teams will reach out to invite you to submit a proposal if you operate within the same city/province as the project sites.
Want to participate in the
next cohort of Guided Projects?
Calling all young energy leaders ages 18-30!
Are you interested in developing your own clean energy project for your school or community? Submit your expression of interest (EOI) for the chance to join our next cohort!