Halcyon Incubator for social entrepreneurs
Do you have an idea how to provide renewable energy products or services or use renewable energy for another business in Liberia? Are you an entrepreneuer or willing to become one?
Apply to commit to a 12 months program that provides Residency, Business, and Living Expenses while supporting you for developping a solid social business. The Halcyon Incubator was founded to ensure that all social entrepreneurs, regardless of their economic background, can succeed.
This free online course is the third edition of Solar Energy by EdX, you will learn to design a complete photovoltaic system. This course introduces the technology that converts solar energy into electricity, heat and solar fuels with a main focus on electricity generation.
The class will consist of a collection of eight to twelve minute lecture videos, exercises, assignments and exams. Specified assignments and the three exams will determine the final grade. The new textbook on “Solar Energy, basics, technology and systems” from the Delft University of Technology will be available for the students on-line and free of charge. The course length is 8 weeks.
EdX, a non-profit, relies on verified certificates to help fund free education for everyone globally. To enroll in the free course you need to register.
This online course looks at solar PV, its potential, challenges, commercial opportunities.It offers you an insight into the global solar power market and its dynamics with support systems, grid integration, national and international legislation. Other topics include mechanics of solar PV installation, development, operation and maintenance, trends in solar PV technology and possible financial models.
InnoEnergy and the Spanish Energy Club (Enerclub), a non-profit association, have developed a 7-weeks online course about solar voltaic, offered on the futurelearn.com platform. The course can be attended for free during 9 weeks, or with unlimited access and certificate for 89USD. Discover the Photovoltaic business and expand your professional options and this free online course.
PPP Opportunity for Large Businesses in Liberia
Financially strong businesses operating in Liberia who plan a project that meets business interests and development objectives can apply for a PPP (Public Private Partnerships)–projects that are jointly planned, financed and implemented by GIZ and private companies. The project should foster decent employment, increase income and or contribute to improved working conditions. The private partner has to contribute at least 50% of the costs, GIZ can contribute especially with technical expertise or marketing, vocational training, local supply chain development, etc.
All information and ways to apply can be found on this fact sheet.
Government provides incentives to businesses for investments in energy and other sectors
Businesses registered in Liberia, planning to invest 500 000USD or more in the next 5 years can apply at the Liberia National Investment Commission to get incentives for their investments. Only businesses from some sectors are eligible, among them the energy sector, tourism, housing, health and others. For setting up (and possibly solar electrifying) a health facility investments of 50 000USD are sufficient.
More information can be found here.
Register with the LEAP Network
The Liberian Energy Access Practitioner (LEAP) network is an association of stakeholders in the renewable energy sector to learn and support each other and create a voice for lobbying. Members receive interesting information and (business or training) opportunities from Mercy Corps, RREA, GIZ/EnDev and other stakeholders.
Job opportunities and vacancies are posted here.