The Indian Solar Market Aggregation for Rooftops (I-SMART) Program is a GIZ and MNRE supported initiative to help residents, businesses, and governments take advantage of the range of benefits of rooftop solar. The I-SMART team of professionals and volunteers is providing a range of services aimed at supporting residents and businesses across Gujarat, Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Daman & Diu, and Dadra and Nagar Haveli in learning about and purchasing rooftop solar PV.
How to join I-SMART as a volunteer?
Simply click on the Kaushal Pathshala button below and register yourself to kickstart your journey as a part of I-SMART Program.
I-SMART conducts door to door campaigns in residential areas, RWA’s and Societies. I-SMART has already reached out more than 60,000 residents in last few months and has motivated them to adopt rooftop solar power as a sustainable and economical solution to meet their energy requirement. I-SMART is also closely working with Government and Industrial Sector to find a solution for their energy requirement.
Now, I-SMART is all geared up to share the information about Rooftop Solar through Kaushal Pathshala ( www.kaushalpathshala.in).
Kaushal Pathshala – “Providing knowledge empowering sustainable future” is an e-learning and volunteer management platform initiated by TERI. The motive is to sensitize and educate young students about renewable energy. The platform helps the young enthusiasts to participate in various practical learning campaigns across several states to spread awareness and aggregate demand for renewable energy.
In the e-learning platform of Kaushal Pathshala, one can enrol in the trainings at various levels provided and get a certificate from TERI after completing those trainings. All the registered participants can access brain storming learning material on the platform to support the online assessments at various levels. The current scenario is an indication that we must work towards building a sustainable environment.
We hope you will make good use of the platform and also share it in your network.
To visit Kaushal Pathshala platform, visit: www.kaushalpathshala.in
Why should I volunteer?
I-SMART is the largest rooftop solar demand aggregation exercise in India. A number of benefits are available to the volunteers in the program.
Experience and training
I-SMART volunteers will have the opportunity to receive certified training on rooftop solar technologies and will gain direct experience with the solar industry. If you are interested in a career in energy, sustainability, marketing, or communications, I-SMART provides a great opportunity for real-world learning.
Support your community
Rooftop solar is not only good for the environment, but for your community as well. More power from rooftops can help DISCOMs manage electricity load and reduce grid outages in your neighborhood. Reductions in emissions from fossil fuels will help keep the air clean and healthy. And helping grow the solar industry can spur economic growth and green jobs.
Protect the environment
Helping grow the adoption of renewable energy like solar PV means helping reduce our dependence on burning fossil fuels. This helps reduce our carbon emissions, keep our environment clean, and mitigate the impacts of climate change.
Join the movement
India has set ambitious targets for renewable energy and rooftop solar, targeting 40 GW from rooftop solar alone by 2022. The I-SMART program is designed to support India in achieving those goals and become a leader in the global renewable energy movement.