What is the Solar Camp?

What is the Solar Camp?

With the Solarcamp, we would like to contribute to achieving the climate protection goals. To this end, we would like to train 50 people as PV assembly assistants and EuPs (electrotechnically instructed persons) in order to advance the energy transition.

Our focus is not only on education, but also on social cohesion and fun during the camp. We want to create a non-discriminatory space, where people treat each other with solidarity and support each other. Our aim is not to train top performers, but to enable all participants to develop. Therefore, there will also be many joint activities for the participants to have fun in addition to the “training”. It will also be possible to overnight at the camp and there will also be catering during the week at the camp.
Through the Solarcamp, we would like to inspire FLINTA* persons (female, lesbian, intergender, non-binary, trans as well as agender persons) for professions in the energy transition. At the same time, the purpose of the camp is to encourage socially disadvantaged youth and school-leavers to pursue a career in the photovoltaic sector. The camp is also aimed at people whose jobs are threatened by structural change or digitization and who are looking for a new perspective.

Training week

Each participant will do a two-week training to become a PV assembler.
We will spend the first week together at the camp. During the first three days we will learn the theoretical basics of photovoltaics: How does the technology work? What are the components? What do you have to pay attention to on the construction site so that you can always work safely? The rest of the week we will learn practically on the practice roofs how to install the photovoltaic systems on different roofs. In the second week there will be the possibility to do an internship in a company from the photovoltaic industry.

Time period

In order to allow as many people as possible to participate in the solar camp, there will be two groups of 25 participants each. The first group will be in the camp from 29.07.-02.08. and in the internship from 05.08.-09.08., the second group will be in the camp from 05.08.-09.08. and in the internship from 12.08.-16.08.. On 13.09. there will be a big joint closing event.