What we do at GSI
Empower Policy Makers
GSI provides training to policy makers and government officials contemplating investments in clean energy technologies. These 1-2 days workshops utilizes an interactive format to review key factors influencing the successful deployment of renewable energy systems, include budgetary and financial implications, technical and natural resources requirements, environmental impacts, human and institutional capacity, and best practices for design implementation and operations of clean energy systems. All workshops are customized and incorporated international case studies and lessons learned from around the world.
Institutional Capacity Building
Our Train-the-trainer programs incorporate comprehensive educational elements on clean energy technologies including how to train technicians and operators, for the sustainable installation operation and maintenance of renewable energy systems. Classroom sessions are supplemented with extensive hands-on training activities and applied technical learning experiences such as lectures, laboratories and demonstrations. Depending on local capacity, availability and requirements, the length of our vocational training programs vary from 2-5 days for short on-site training modules and up to several weeks for intensive vocational training programs in specialized areas.
We work closely with the private sector and government agencies throughout the Caribbean to ensure that the programs and training opportunities we offer will lead to certificates and credentials that employers want. GSI has brought advanced solar photovoltaic (PV) expertise, with a technical curriculum approved by the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) to the Caribbean. This curriculum covers the material required to successfully pass the NABCEP Associate Certificate course, the Systems Inspectors and Professional Certifications. Our partnership with CARILEC, the University of the West Indies Department of Physics, Mona, the United Nations Development Program-Small Grants Program in St. Kitts-Nevis and the US Virgin Islands Department of Labor have enabled us to train persons from these countries. Having a NABCEP Credential will allow for employers to know that one is committed, enthusiastic, safety-minded and armed with the fundamental knowledge of quality installations. NABCEP certifications also provide increased marketability, validation of knowledge and enhanced reputation, credibility and consumer confidence.
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GSI has brought advanced solar photovoltaic (PV) expertise, with a technical curriculum approved by the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) to the Caribbean. This curriculum covers the material required to successfully pass the NABCEP Associate Certificate course, the Systems Inspectors and Professional Certifications.
E - Mobility Feasibility Study
GSI was contracted by the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre to do a Technical Feasibility Study for the transformation of school buses in Saint Kitts & Nevis to electric vehicles.
The team noted several considerations that will need to be taken into account to ensure the electric buses and charging stations will perform as anticipated.
Environmental Impact Assessments
In partnership with The CADMUS Group, GSI conducted a 3-day workshop on the evaluation of Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) in Nevis. The goal of the training was to strengthen outcomes and sustainability of development projects through the review of EIAs, in the lens of Environmentally Sound Design and Management (ESDM).
Each summer GSI welcomes children from all corners of St. Kitts and Nevis to unleash their inner scientist, inventor, and innovator at the annual eCAMP.
(e stands for energy, environment and engineering and entrepreneurship).
A corporate partnership between the Fahie’s Agricultural Women’s Cooperative Society Limited and the Newton Ground Primary School has resulted in the first green energy school in St. Kitts- Nevis. GSI installed an 11.4 kW grid-tied solar system that will significantly reduce the cost of the school’s electricity bill.