SUPSI – Haiti

Partners

Scuola universitaria professionale della Svizzera italiana (SUPSI)
https://www.supsi.ch/home.html 
Vasco Medici

ISTEAH – Haiti
https://www.isteah.edu.ht/

Geninov, Haiti
https://geninov.com/

Project Type:

Education and Quality Control

Technology:

Photovoltaics, Resource efficiency

Country:

Haiti

Project Status:

Ongoing

Project Start:

2022

End of Project:

2024

Contract:

2022.11

Swiss Contribution

The Institute of Applied Sustainability to the Built Environment (ISAAC), based in the University of Applied Sciences of Southern Switzerland (SUPSI) will work to reinforce the training programs in the field of photovoltaics in Haiti. The professors Vasco Medici and Domenico Chianese will coordinate the construction of a Center for Experimentation and Energy Skills (CECER) in close collaboration with the Institute of Scicences, Technologies and Advanced Studies in Haiti (ISTEAH) and the engineering firm Géninov, in Port-au-Prince.

Description

Haiti suffers from great energy insecurity, despite its obvious potential. In order to overcome this key challenge, it is essential that the Haitian population is trained in the design, installation and maintenance of micro-grids. To this end, the SUPSI project plans to build a specialized center on the ISTEAH site to ensure the theoretical and practical training of future engineers in the field of renewable energy. Two equipped laboratories will allow students to put their theoretical knowledge into practice. Professional training in the field of solar photovoltaics and storage will also be strengthened through courses that will be taught in six satellite campuses across the country. A first training cycle will take place in the second part of the project to assess the quality of the infrastructures and teachings.