The SOLTRAIN programme focuses on the following main elements:
Supporting political stakeholders with the implementation of the Solar Thermal Roadmaps
Increasing technical skills by carrying out training courses
Raising awareness on the potential of solar thermal technologies
Strengthening institutional structures, which can offer expert advice, training and technical support to the local industry and politicians
Demonstrating that solar thermal technology works by supporting the design, installation and quality check of solar thermal demonstration systems. Both smaller and larger demonstration plants have been set up in social institutions and small and medium enterprises, at which they contribute to water heating, cooling and the generation of process heat
SOLTRAIN is a regional initiative on capacity building & demonstration of solar thermal systems in the SADC region.
The aim of SOLTRAIN is to support the target countries in changing from a largely fossil energy supply system to a sustainable supply structure based
on renewable energy in general, and on solar thermal in particular.