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Guided Projects

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!

Shames Mountain
Deploying a solar PV system at a non-profit ski hill that relies on diesel generators.

PROJECT BRIEF

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
Building an outdoor off-grid solar charging hub on their campus.
Jomo Kenyatta University Of Agriculture And Technology (JKUAT)

Installing a solar PV + battery system to electrify Gachororo Primary School in Juja, Kenya.

Western University
Installing a solar carport above 2 parking spots at the YMCA’s Bostwick Community Centre.
PROJECT BRIEF
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.

 

Curriculum Overview

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
  1. Introduction to Solar Power
  2. Assessing Solar Project Feasibility
  3. Designing your Solar PV System
  4. Life Cycle of a Solar Power Project
  1. Initiating your Project
  2. Project Planning
  3. Project Cost and Finance
  4. Contracts, Permits, and Project Monitoring
TRACK 1: Basics of Solar PV
  1. Introduction to Solar Power
  2. Assessing Solar Project Feasibility
  3. Designing your Solar PV System
  4. Life Cycle of a Solar Power Project
TRACK 2: Project Development
  1. Initiating your Project
  2. Project Planning
  3. Project Cost and Finance
  4. Contracts, Permits, and Project Monitoring

Participant Outcomes

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!

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