|Technical Consultant - Training Content Development
|Expected area of expertise
|Content development, Content Writing, Module Development, Technical Knowledge, Training,
|Form to submit
SELCO Foundation, an NGO established in 2010 is working on building a holistic ecosystem for sustainable energy access. In this regard, SELCO Foundation engages in technical, financial and social innovation, enterprise development, skill building and financial inclusion. The organisation works on demonstrating and catalysing the role of renewable energy across verticals of well- being, health, education, livelihoods and the built environment.
With the current climate and energy crisis, the role of a clean, decentralised and sustainable energy source has become crucial. Not only does it provide accessible and affordable energy to off-grid areas, it also ensures a broad space for technological solutions and innovations to counter the current crisis and to work towards enabling the sustainable development goals. Yet there is a huge gap in the sector due to a lack of entrepreneurs/enterprises/organisations across the world, to build and promote a holistic and sustainable energy ecosystem. Selco Foundation, therefore, has been developing programmes to support, train and guide clean energy entrepreneurs and enterprises.To help build the capacity and skills of CEE’s, in-depth training on the technical knowledge of the solar system is necessary. However there is a dearth of customised and easily understandable learning materials to deliver quality training for the incubatees. With SELCO’s open-source policy and aim to develop solutions for the sector, this project focuses on developing modules to impart technical aspects in a format that becomes usable, understandable and with little effort can be contextualised by anyone across the globe.
The objective is to develop training modules for the training of technicians from the clean energy enterprises that can be used for pre, during and post installation training. The training will also cover beginning, immediate and advanced learning levels for technicians. The aim of the training is to achieve the below mentioned goals.
The scope of the work is to create customised practical Solar PV System service & maintenance and troubleshooting learning resources for Clean Energy Enterprises and technical personnel to build their skills to provide quality services to the end user.The work will involve developing training content for clean energy enterprises, their technicians and technical personnel like electricians ,ITI / VTIs students etc including interactions and workshops with stakeholders, doing secondary research on the required technical service & maintenance aspects of solar energy systems and creating toolkits, modules, decks, (by means of documents, decks, guidelines, self-explanatory checklists and other easy to use formats) which can be used in totality and in modular formats to help build capacities of the target audience like CEEs , technicians, technical personnel like ITI/VTIs students , electrician etc.Through this exercise, the aim is to capture the concepts, best practices to give the learner a complete understanding of the Solar PV service & maintenance. The document should also be able to guide other stakeholders to be able to customise and replicate the training contents in their own contexts and geographies.The contents are to be developed for the service & maintenance and troubleshooting of the solar PV system for the intermediary learning levels -
|Intermediate:This level includes installations about more than 1 KW and less than 5KW like water pumps, livelihood installations, and small-scale health interventions.
|Service and Maintenance - Solar System
|The process of service and maintenance of the system will be covered in this module. This is a crucial training module for technicians while following up with implementation sites. It will cover learning resources required for maintenance of the systems, spare part replacement and other requirements for sustainability, measuring instruments, tools, safety gears etc.
The methodology includes, but is not limited to review and usage of existing content, stakeholder consultations, field visits, etc..
The consultant will also be required to pilot these modules with relevant stakeholders of SELCO:      - Plan a workshop with stakeholders of SELCO and its partners to pilot the modules and training documents This should help in getting feedback and improving the final documents and modules.
Five training modules which include the following training materials:
Five training modules which include the following training materials:    1.   Training decks    2.   Training manuals    3.   Checklists    4.   Guidelines    5.   Templates    6.   Mapping of videos to the modules
|The preparation plan will help the consultant put down a basic plan for developing the content in tandem with the timelines for submission.
|One curriculum for Intermediary levels.
|The facilitator guide for the facilitator to give quality Training for the learners.
|A comprehensive training manual on the service and maintenance processes, the troubleshooting that can be expected in the system and the steps in addressing the same. The do’s and don'ts of maintaining the components of the system along with best practices to keep them clean and secure to be added.
|Training Decks Training Decks in such a format which can be uploaded on LMS
|A training deck which will be a concise form of the manual to be used while training. Learning activities for practical knowledge to be included.
|Mapping of videos required for each level of training
Note: We have few old contents available for your reference. Mostly for basic level service , maintenance and troubleshooting
The technical proposal will be evaluated based on the following general areas:     1. Agency/ Consultant experience in the field of assignment     2. Understanding of the aims and objectives     3. The qualifications and relevant experience of the personnel.     4. The financial proposal will be evaluated on the basis of expertise, cost, lead time, and proposed payment terms.     1.
|Signing of the contract
|25% of value
|Submission of an outline based on mapping/discussions
|25% of value
|1st draft review and review document submission
|25% of value
|Submission of all related documents and final content and submission of invoice.
|25% of value
Training Contents Should cover the following points :
|Content: Service & Maintenance for Solar PV System
|Clean Energy Enterprises Technicials Electricians ITI / VTIs students
|In-Person Training (Training Materials + Videos)On-line through LMS (Training Materials + Videos)
|Service & Maintenance contents are to be designed as per category of Solar PV system faults. The details are as follows -Solar PV Module -    - Problem Identification like faulty connection    - Troubleshooting a PV Module: Inspection of Connections, Cabling, Junction Box, Diode     - Solar Panel-Loose Connection in MC4 Connector     - Solar Panel - Hotspot ( rare issue)     - Earthing from Solar PV Module Side     - How to Check Performance of the Module (Output Parameters: Voltage Current)Battery -     - Identification of common issues     - Battery-Self Discharge Issue     - Faulty connection     - Corrosion at the terminal     - Capacity Loss     - Backup issueInverter -     - PCB Board Burnt     - SMPS Card Burnt     - IGBT Bard Burnt     - Faulty Earthing     - Display Card Burnt     - Inverter Voltage Instability     - Identification of common issues and replacement of spare partsEarthing -     - Lightning Arrestor     - Identification of common issues     - Type of Earthing and common issuesCharge Controller -     - PCB Board Burnt     - Fuse Burnt and replacement The faults can be categorised into DC and AC based system or system sizes Note : The on-boarded consultant is to interact with the SF team members and our partners to get a better understanding and categorisation of intermediary level of technical issues for service & maintenance.     - Troubleshooting and solution for the intermediary level of faults     - Do’s and Don’t / Safety     - Tools requirement for the troubleshooting and solution     - Service & Maintenance to avoid intermediary level of faults     - Service & Maintenance schedule     - A checklist for the learners to follow for the service and maintenance of the system     - A set of guidelines the technicians need to follow     - Good practices     - Mapping of the category of personnel required for service , maintenance and troubleshooting - experience of service associates
|Relevant Videos / Films for the target audience
|To be mapped out for the training Suggestion for VR videos for trainings