IIT Bombay organizing workshop called ‘Student Solar Ambassador Workshop’

Mumbai: Scientists and environmentalists have been now advocating a transition to 100% Renewable Energy for limiting the rising global temperatures to 2℃ to the pre-industrial levels by the year 2050, beyond which will result in the grave damage to the ecosystem and will have catasphrophic environmental impacts. In this purview, it is important to sensitize the young future users of energy towards renewable energy, particularly solar. Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay, as part of its Diamond Jubilee celebrations, is organizing a unique one-day training workshop on 2nd October 2018 wherein students across the country will learn to make their own solar study lamp.
Around 5,000 school students from around 100 schools will come to IIT Bombay campus for being a part of this world record event. The students will not only use the lamp but also promote Solar Technology to their friends and families and thus become Student Solar Ambassadors. The students will benfit by:
– Becoming a part of the Guinness Book of World Record event
– Taking-home solar lamp with Panel (Actual cost – INR 600)
– Receiving a certificate of participation to the participating students.
In addition to these 5,000 students coming to IIT Bombay, 95,000 students across the country will be a part of this workshop. Of these students pan-India, 30,000 students will be a part in this workshop from Bihar and Uttar Pradesh each and 15,000 in Assam and Jharkhand each. A total of 1 lakh students will learn to make their own solar study lamp and will take it home too.
Till now, more than 150 schools have expressed interest in the workshop with many more still registering. Around 200 M.Tech and Ph.D. students from various departments of IIT Bombay have volunteered and took part in the Training of Trainers (ToT) held on 6th September 2018. They were trained to assemble the solar study lamps under the guidance of the Master Trainers of the IIT Bombay. These volunteers will then train the 5,000 students gathering at the IIT Bombay Campus on the day of event.

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