The Zero Carbon Resorts Project funded by the European Union’s SWITCH Asia Program held a Technical Training in Almeria, Spain hosted by partner organization Plataforma Solar de Almeria (PSA) last November 1 to 10, 2011.
Launched as part of the advance course for the Replace Phase of the project, it gathered engineers and architects from the academe, private industry and government institutions to learn from the techniques and experience of PSA in the field of solar energy.
Participants were equipped with theoretical knowledge and practical work on various solar technologies employed by PSA. They are expected to serve as resource persons of the project, echoing their learning in their respective professions. A workshop was also held at the end of the training to let the participants identify, assess and recommend equipment that can be used to promote zero carbon resorts in the Philippines.
Drs. Julian Blanco, Diego Alarcon, Pilar Fernandez and Guillermo Zaragoza of PSA, and Dr. Robert Wimmer of Gruppe Angepasste Technologie (GrAT) facilitated the training.
The training also served as a venue for the meeting of partner organization representatives: Dr. Wimmer, Engr. Catherine Guivencan, Engr. Eric Raymundo, Mr. Gerald Englmair, and Mr. Chaipipat Pokpong of GrAT (Project Lead), Ms. Marivic Mamaradlo of Asia Society for Social Improvement and Sustainable Transformation (ASSIST), Mr. Romeo Dorado and Ms. Maria Luz Martinez of Palawan Council for Sustainable Development (PCSD), Mr. Armando Miranda of Tourism Infrastructure and Enterprise Zone Authority (TIEZA).
Launched in 2010 through the support of the European Union, the ZCR Project aimed to enable tourism Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in the Philippines to implement energy-saving measures and switching to renewable energy. #