LAHORE: The National Institute of Design and Analysis (NIDA) Peshawar, a subsidiary of Technology Upgradation and Skill Development Company (Tusdec) recently organised a study visit of solar tube-wells being installed in Khyber Agency for the students of solar panel installation training programme, a statement said.

According to a Tusdec spokesman, the purpose of the visit was to provide hands-on expertise on solar technology so that the students can get an insight on solar panel installation and operations.

Solar panel installation training programme was structured for an EU-funded project and the programme was designed to imbibe theoretical and practical knowledge necessary for technically adept manpower catalysing the proliferation of solar technology in the industry, the statement said.

A pool of 25 students visited the project sites in Khyber Agency where the government of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa is engaged in the installation of solar tube-wells for providing clean drinking water to the local communities, it said.

These solar tube-wells are equipped with Auto Sun Tracking and Static PV-panels, an opportunity for the students to grasp the pragmatic approach of working with modern equipment to foster the solar power industry, it added.

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