OpenSolar has partnered with fellow Sydney-based company, Global Sustainable Energy Solutions (GSES), to launch the OpenSolar Academy, an online platform that integrates GSES’ existing accreditation and professional development courses within the OpenSolar platform.

OpenSolar said the Academy not only provides cutting-edge software tools, but also the knowledge solar professionals need to grow their businesses and excel at what they do.

OpenSolar co-founder and CEO Andrew Birch said the collaboration with GSES creates a seamless experience between designing and selling solar systems to customers, and attending a wide variety of training courses such as design and installation of photovoltaic solar panels and batteries and Australian standards.

Birch said the platform would be useful not only in keeping a solar company’s accreditations up to date, but it opens the door to more knowledge for more solar company employees around the world. native software environment they use every day.

“Since the election, it’s been very clear to us that Australia is intent on doubling down on its leadership in rooftop solar,” he said. “Experienced Australian installers and new people who will undoubtedly now enter the solar workforce will benefit from the leading solar design and sales platform now combined with the leading solar knowledge platform.”

GSES Founder and Managing Director Geoff Stapleton said the platform will build on the company’s existing offerings in renewable energy engineering, accreditation, training and consultancy. .

“The next logical step for us is to integrate our self-paced online training into a set of tools Australian installers use every day to design, sell and install for their customers,” he said. “The partnership is well placed to support Australia’s growing renewable energy workforce.

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