A capacity building and staff development programme in the field of renewable energy will be developed. The main focus of the activities will be on developing human resources and upgrading skills and capacities in the field by providing exposure to practical training, experiments and equipment. Actual training will be offered on experiment and laboratory running, technical assistance and counselling services which will be organized for professors, researchers, students, engineers and technicians. Partners will implement specific training in solar energy as its participating laboratory has a long-standing expertise and necessary infrastructure in this field. This will be beneficial for capacity building in RE where training on different photovoltaic technologies and procedures to do with solar energy will be provided. Furthermore, the access to information, skills and training of Jordanian partner universities will enable their faculty and researchers to evaluate existing RE curricula and effectively redesign the courses to include state-of-the-art-technologies. This will also greatly assist in establishing a RE training centre as a local resource and training point in Jordan. Opportunities for training and study visits will be provided by all EU partners in the project. Delivery of training courses will be in traditional face-to-face format in addition to eLearning environment. EU partners will help Jordanian partner universities to adapt to changing needs in their systems required by the Bologna process. Activities will include:
1. Development of Long-Term Capacity Building Plan;
2. Establishment of RE Training Centre at UoJ;
3. Selection of Training Staff;
4. Academic and technical Visits to EU;
5. Design of Training Materials for Training Workshops (Traditional and Online);
6. Organization of Training Workshops at Each Jordanian Partner University.
Academic Training
Ho​​st University
University of Cyprus
Visiting PV technology Lab and discussing performance assessment evaluation of different photovoltaic technologies, reliable assessment of degradation for different photovoltaic technologies, a power quality assessment, as well as assessment of new degradation mechanisms discovered in particular the potential induced degradation (PID) of photovoltaic modules.
•Ayman Al-Maaitah, Mutah University
•Ahmed Al-Salaymeh, UoJr
•Ayman Faza, PSUT
•Mahmoud Hassan, PSUT
•Qais Khasawneh, JUST
•Mohammad Al-Abed, Hashemite University
13-17 January 2014
Graz University of Technology
Training on research and teaching facilities of the electric drives and machines, courses taught, modelling and simulation and selected exercises of the laboratories.
•Hussein Majali, Mutah University, •Osama Saadeh, UST
•Mohammad Salah, Hashemite University
• Bilal Atieh, Hashemite University
3-5 February 2014
Sapienza University
Training on energy conversion, visiting thermoelectric plant, observing research carried out on solar collectors, hydrogen, electric vehicles, and biomass.
In addition to visiting Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Development.which hosts several laboratories on energy, Climate and the Environment, Safety and Human Health, New Technologies, Electrical Systems.
•Osama Ayyadi, UoJ
•Ali Badran, UoJ
•Handri Ammari, Mutah University
•Bashar Hammad, Hashemite University
•Ayman Qamoh, PSUT
•Mohamad Salameh, PSUT
•Yazan Shwaifet, PSUT
•Ayman Abu Hamdi, PSUT
3-7 February 2014
Visits to Renewables Academy (RENAC), conducting photovoltaic experiments in mobile laboratory, observing project oriented teaching and visiting biogas facility and wind farms.
•Imad Halaseh, Mutah University
•Suhil Kiwan, JUST
•Emad Attar, Hashemite University
•Qais Khasawneh, JUST
•Mohammad Hamdan,  UoJ
•Ahmad Sakhrieh,  UoJ
•Majdi Al-Omari, Hashemite University
•Ayman Maaith, Mutah University
16-20 June 2014